The platypus certainly isn’t a formidable creature. Although platypuses are one of the most popular aquatic species in the world, they don’t quite have the majestic appeal of a bald eagle or lion. But just because the platypus is dangerous doesn’t mean that it isn’t beloved. The animal is certainly unique, taking on an appearance somewhat like a cross between a duck and beaver. The animal has quickly become one of the foremost symbols of Australian culture, having come to represent the uniqueness and natural wonder of the large island country.
Today, we’re excited to give investors the opportunity to celebrate this unique and adorable creature with the 2021 Australian 10 Oz Silver Platypus Coin. This piece is being distributed in limited numbers by the historic Perth Mint. With only 2,500 pieces being minted, it’s hard to imagine this coin depreciating in the coming years. This coin is also considered a piedfort. For readers who don’t quite know the difference between types of collectable coins, a piedfort is an exceptionally wide coin. With 10 ounces of .9999 pure silver, it’s understandable that the piece would be thick.
- .9999 fine silver, 10 ounces.
- Limited mintage: 2,500!
- Reverse Depiction: Queen Elizabeth II.
- Obverse Depiction: Two platypuses swimming underwater.
The 2021 Australian 10 Oz Silver Platypus Coin is the fourth release in the Perth Mint Next Generation series. This unprecedented coin series celebrates all of the most lauded symbols of Australia and its many animals. The previous few coins in the series depicted a crocodile, a kookaburra, and a koala. The reputation of Australia is closely linked to the strength and beauty of its animals. The kookaburra and koala are especially important examples of Australia’s majestic natural landscape; the koala lives exclusively in Australia.
Because of the limited mintage of this ongoing series, we anticipate that these coins could have tremendous collectable value. Imagine buying the 10 Oz Silver Platypus Coin and adding it to your collection of Perth Mint koala, kookaburra, and crocodile coins. The latest edition in the series has become particularly popular as a pre-order, largely because of the intricate design on the obverse side. It depicts two platypuses swimming close to the floor of a body of water. You can see vegetation and rocks in the background, as well as a few bubbles to depict the platypus’s ability to breath air.
Flip the coin over to its reverse side for an acknowledgement of Australia’s close relationship to the British monarchy. Queen Elizabeth makes an appearance, as she does on all of the Perth Mint’s impressive silver, gold, and platinum coins. On this coin, she is shown with her crown, pearl necklace, and pearl earrings. This side of the coin also shows the country of origin, face value ($10 AUD), weight, and purity of the piece.
We ship our limited edition 10 Oz Silver Australian Platypus Coins in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. We also take every precaution to make sure that your coins arrive without damage.