Platinum Koala 2023

The Platinum Koala 2023 coin commemorates the 35th anniversary of this coin from Perth Mint and is available from Dillon Gage.

On 18 June 1987, the Australian Government approved the minting of platinum and silver coins by The Perth Mint. In September 1988, the Mint released the nation’s first Platinum Koala coin. This commemorative issue celebrates that remarkable first release, replicating the original 1988 coin’s reverse design.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.95% pure platinum, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
No more than 3,000 of the 2023 Australian Koala 35th Anniversary 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin will be released.

The coin portrays a koala as it appeared on the first Australian Koala coins in 1988. Included on the reverse is the inscription ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA’, a commemorative ‘P35’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight, purity, and 2023 year-date.
The coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of her reign, and the monetary denomination.

2023 Australian Koala 35th Anniversary 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.

Each coin’s reverse includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass.

Kookaburra Platinum 2023

The Kookaburra Platinum bullion is being struck for the third year for 2023 by the Perth Mint. This 1/10 oz platinum coin and the 1/10 ounce gold Kookaburra are offered exclusively to Dealers by Dillon Gage Metals.

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The reverse of the .9995 fine Platinum Kookaburra features two kookaburras perched on branches. Also included is the inscription ‘KOOKABURRA,’ (in Perth’s new graphic styling found on all of the 2023 coins) ‘2023,’ the weight and purity, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The obverse bears the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

This investment product is struck in 99.95% pure platinum and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965 with a face value of $15 AUD (Australian Dollars) backed by the government of Australia. The coins are individually packaged in original mint-sealed capsules.

Platinum Kangaroo 2023

The Platinum Kangaroo 2023 from Australia’s Perth Mint is available from Dillon Gage. The bullion is also struck in silver and with a different design in gold.

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This is the fifth year that the Perth Mint has struck a Kangaroo in platinum. It is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

This .9995 fine platinum bullion portrays one of Australia’s most iconic outback denizens in a starburst in what has become a classic design on both the silver and platinum kangaroo coins.

This is the fifth year that all Perth Mint bullion will feature Jody Clark’s contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. She is shown wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem. Each of these coins also includes a micro-laser engraved letter within its reverse design as a security feature.

The Platinum Kangaroo 2023 coin has an authentication feature that is designed to make counterfeiting significantly more difficult. Each coin includes a micro-laser engraved letter within the coin’s AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO heading that is detectable only under magnification.

Queen’s Beast – Platinum Falcon

The Queen’s Beast Platinum Falcon of the Plantagenets is the sixth release in the Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts series. It is also available in silver and gold.

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When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, the entrance to Westminster Abbey was lined with ten statues who “guarded” the way. These fantastical creatures – The Queen’s Beasts – were a line up of heraldic, and in some cases mythic animals, who symbolized the centuries of heritage that the young queen had inherited.

The Queen’s Beasts Collection of coins from The Royal Mint are inspired by these ancestral beasts of that have watched over the Queen throughout her reign, from coronation to Sapphire Jubilee.

The Falcon symbol descended from the reign of Plantagenet King Edward III who chose the symbol to embody his love of hawking. The white Falcon statue at The Queen’s coronation in the 20th century held a shield with a badge depicting a second white falcon within an open golden ‘fetterlock’ or padlock. The fetterlock and the falcon were popular emblems in the Houses of both York and Lancaster, as they had descended from Edward III’s younger sons John of Gaunt and Edmund of Langley. The open fetterlock can only be used by a noble with a claim to the throne.

The Falcon is said to be the favorite badge of Queen Elizabeth I.

Red Dragon of Wales – Platinum

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This bullion coin is part of the Queen’s Beasts collection from the Royal Mint. Inspired by ancient symbols of England’ crown and nobility that were displayed as ten statues that lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

The Red Dragon of Wales platinum bullion features the same original design found on the Gold and Silver versions, created by acclaimed coin designer Jody Clark.

The Welsh dragon was first used in the Royal Arms in the 1500s. The Red Dragon of Cadwallader is the emblem of Wales.

This is the third in a series of ten designs celebrating each of The Queen’s Beasts.

Platinum Britannia 2022

The Platinum Britannia 2022 bullion coin from the Royal mint. It first struck by the Mint in 2018. It is one ounce of 999.5 platinum. The Britannia is also available in silver and gold.

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The platinum version features the same depiction of “Britannia” that is on the silver and gold versions.

“Britannia” first appeared on the Roman Emperor Hadrian’s coins, circa AD 119. The image was then brought back for the coinage of Charles II in 1672. This spirit of the British Isles has evolved over time. She has been shown with olive branch and owl for peace and wisdom, and with Corinthian helmet and shield for strength and courage, while her trident amid waves or rocky shores salutes Britain’s naval strength.

In 1987, sculptor Philip Nathan created the design that is struck now. He shows the iconic figure of Britannia standing windswept in a Grecian gown, waves at her feet; trident, shield and olive branch in hand. His elegant and instantly recognizable Britannia still endures nearly 30 years later.

A new element of the Britannia coins is a guilloche background design on the obverse side.

Austrian Platinum Philharmonic

The Platinum Austrian Philharmonic for 2024 is available through Dillon Gage. The Silver Austrian Philharmonic and the Gold Austrian Philharmonic are also available.

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IN 1989, the Austrian Mint launched their bullion coins with the Gold Philharmonic. The mint decided to expand its offerings with a 1 oz. Platinum version in 2016. The Platinum Philharmonic features the same artful design as the Gold and Silver Philharmonics which includes the image of the great pipe organ from the Vienna Musikverein’s Golden Hall on the obverse and a octet of instruments on the reverse side: a cello, four violins, a harp, a bassoon and an instrument that was developed for Viennese orchestral performances, the Vienna horn.

Beginning in 2017, the mint added new tamper evident seals to the mint tubes that contain multiples of ten and monster boxes. The Individual coins are packaged in protective plastic.

The platinum Philharmonic is currently only offered in the 1 oz. size, which is Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.

Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf 2024

Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf 2024 bullion is available now from Dillon Gage. This high purity coin features advanced security detailing. The 2024 Silver Maple Leaf and Gold Maple Leaf are also available.

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IN 1988, the Royal Canadian Mint launched what is considered the first widely available bullion of its type in modern times, the Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf.

During the first four years, these coins were available in one ounce, as well as fractional sizes. In 2009, the Royal Mint reintroduced the Platinum Maple Leaf as only a one ounce coin. Legal Canadian tender, the Platinum Maple Leafs are .9995 fine Platinum and have a face value of $50.

Both sides feature radial lines that have been added as an anti-counterfeit measure. In addition, a laser-micro-engraved textured maple leaf privy mark is found on the reverse of the coin. In the center of this mark is the numeral denoting the coin’s year of issue.

The design on both the reverse and obverse mimic the ones found on both the Gold and Silver Maple Leafs, including the new effigy of King Charles III on the obverse.

This coin is approved for precious metal IRAs.

Platinum American Eagle 2023

The Platinum American Eagle 2023 mintage is available for pre-order now. The 2023 Gold American Eagle and Silver American Eagle are also available.

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First minted in 1997, the American Platinum Eagle is the first and only official platinum coin from the U.S Mint.

From 1997 to 2008, the Bullion Platinum Eagles were issued in 1oz, .5oz, .25oz, and .1oz denominations. The Platinum Eagle was not struck from 2009 to 2013. In 2015, the bullion was also not minted due to an insufficient quantity of blanks.

Starting in 2014, the Mint ceased striking the fractional coins, leaving the one ounce denomination.

The Director of the United States Mint Philip N. Diehl, American Numismatic Association President David L. Ganz, and Platinum Guild International Executive Director Jacques Luben began the legislative process that lead to the creation of the Platinum Eagle in 1995. The first fine platinum coins were finally released by the United States Mint two years later. The Platinum Eagle is authorized by the United States Congress,  and is backed by the United States Mint for weight, content, and purity.

While the Platinum Bullion has kept the same motifs on the obverse and reverse each year since its inception, the Proof offered new designs every year on the reverse from 1997 to today, with the exception of its 20th anniversary mintage which featured the original soaring eagle. The obverse of the proof coins showed the same closeup of the Statue of Liberty from 1997 to 2017. In 2018, the proofs began a new series that changes the obverse each year that illustrates one word from the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, while the reverse of each year shows the same eagle.

Proof versions of the coins are intended for coin collectors and sold directly to the public whereas the bullion versions are sold only to the Mint’s authorized buyers.