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1oz. Australian Platinum Platypus Bullion Coin

2011 - 2018


The 1oz. Australian Platinum Platypus is the first platinum bullion coin produced by the Perth Mint since it discontinued production of the Australian Platinum Koala in 2000.

The platinum platypus bullion coin is struck from one ounce blanks of 99.95% pure platinum.

The Platypus is one of the most unique mammals found in the world.

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The Platypus lays eggs, is venomous, has a duck-bill, a beaver-tail and has webbed feet.

The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is found only in Eastern Australia and lives near rivers and lakes, where they create burrows for shelter and protection.






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Design of the
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Obverse































The obverse side of the 1oz. Platinum Platypus displays the profile of Queen Elizabeth II.

The profile of the Queen was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, the initials of the designer are found directly under the Queen's neck.

The Queen's name "ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA" are inscribed along the outer perimeter of the bullion coin.

"100 DOLLAR" is the face value of the platinum bullion coin and is displayed along the bottom of the coin.








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The reverse side of the 1oz. Australian Platinum Platypus bullion coin displays the platypus in its natural environment.

The Platypus is shown swimming underwater among aquatic plants.

Across the top of the reverse side of the coin are the words "AUSTRALIAN PLATYPUS."

The bullion coin's year of issue, weight "1oz" and purity "9995 PLATINUM" are displayed along the bottom of each of the platinum bullion coins.

The bullion coin has the Mint Mark of "P" representing the "Perth Mint", and is shown inside the same field as the Platypus design.













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1oz. Australian Platinum Platypus
Coin Information:


Introduction:........2011

IRA approved:......Yes

Grade:.................Uncirculated

Face Value:..........$100 AUD

Silver Content:.....1 Troy oz. (ozt.)

Total Weight:.......31.12 grams

Purity:.................99.95% / .9995

Diameter:............32.60mm

Thickness:...........2.70mm

Mint Mark:...........Yes

Designers:...........Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse)

Edge:..................Reeded












1oz. Australian Platinum Platypus
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Year      Mintage


2011.....30,000


2012.....26,580


2013.....2,000


2014.....1,616


2015.....12,420


2016.....6,218


2017.....2,994


2018.....5,251


The Platinum Platypus was discontinued in 2019, and replaced by The Perth Mint's New Platinum Kangaroo bullion coin; seen here.




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