Platinum Australian Platypus

The Australian Platinum Platypus coin is a legal tender coin in Australia containing 1 troy ounce of .9995 platinum bearing the unique iconic picture of the Platypus.

General Details

Another dazzling offering from the venerable Perth Mint, this limited-mintage Platinum Australian Platypus coin is one of the very few of its kind in the world, and promises to be extremely collectible on the open market.

It’s also totally secure as well, backed by Australian government, with a promising future ahead of it due to the increasing industrial applications of platinum. Truly, there may never be a better opportunity to invest in such an elegant platinum product.

About the Platinum Australian Platypus Coin

The Platinum Australian Platypus weighs one troy ounce and contains .9995 pure platinum. It bears a face value of $100 Australian dollars, and serves as legal tender in the Commonwealth of Australia.

The Platinum Australian Platypus was first introduces by the Perth Mint of Australia in 2011. It marked the first time since 2000 that a platinum coins was produced by the Perth Mint, since the discontinuation of the Platinum Koala.

The Platinum Platypus has an incredibly low mintage of only 30,000 coins annually.

The obverse features an elegant depiction of the numismatically ubiquitous Queen Elizabeth II. On the flip side from Her Majesty swims the titular animal, a web-footed platypus in its natural and ingratiating environs.

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The Platinum Investment

Due to its increasing commercial applications, platinum represents an excellent choice for the savvy bullion investor. Indeed, platinum bullion products have been outperforming their gold counterparts on average for quite some time. They’re also much more rare, making the Platinum Platypus one of the very few opportunities to stock up on fine collectible platinum. And, keep in mind, the Perth Mint only produces around 30,000 of these coins a year.

As always, Midas Gold Group is more than happy to advise prospective buyers on whether the Platinum Australian Platypus coin is right for your collection. Any coin bought from us will always come to you in immaculate condition straight from the mint itself.


Standard shipping time is 1–7 business days.

Platinum Australian Platypus
1Denomination$100 (Australian)
3Composition.9995 fine platinum
4Diameter1.181 inches (30 mm)
5Weight1.0000 troy oz (31.103 g)
7DesignIan Rank-Broadley | Natasha Muhl
8MintPerth Mint
9Years of MintageSince 2011
10IRA EligibleYes
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