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Top quality Platinum products are a great buy with excellent short or long term investment potential. Platinum coins and bars are perfect for investors since they are actively traded worldwide. To learn more about Mint State Gold’s platinum bullion products, or if you have any questions, please contact a Mint State Gold representative.
Since its first year of issue in 1988, the 1oz Australian Koala Platinum coin has remained a leader in world investment coin markets. As legal tender, the 1oz Platinum Koala carries a face value of $100 and is still produced today as a globally recognized investment in the precious metal market. Each Platinum Koala coin is beautifully designed and extensively frosted, with a radiant brilliance not found on other platinum bullion coins. Australia was the first major nation in modern times to produce a one ounce platinum bullion coin as legal tender. First struck in 1988 by the Perth Mint, the design of the Koala displayed on the obverse (front side) has changed almost annually, making these platinum coins very popular with both platinum investors and world coin collectors. Contrary to popular belief, Koalas are not bears; they are related to the kangaroo and the wombat species. Nicknamed the “Koala Bear” by English speaking settlers in the late 18th century because of their resemblance to the teddy bear, the population of Australian koalas has dropped by 90% in the past decade due to the destruction of the koala's natural habitat.
Here is a 2011 Australian 1oz Platinum Platypus bullion coin that has graded MS69 by NGC. This $100 Platypus debuted from the Perth Mint on March 1, 2011 from a small mintage of only 30,000. The fields are smooth and frosty and the devices are radiantly brilliant. This Platinum Platypus is struck from 1 ounce of .9995 fine Platinum and would make a great addition to a world coin collection or precious metal investment portfolio. The obverse design contains Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II of England surrounded by the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA" and "100 DOLLARS." The reverse of the Platypus Platinum Bullion Coin shows an image of the web-footed mammal surrounded by the inscriptions of "AUSTRALIAN PLATYPUS," "1 oz 9995 PLATINUM", the year produced and the Perth Mint's historic P mint mark.