The name platinum come from the Spanish word platina, which means “little silver.” The name was acquired after the metal was brought back to Europe from South America in the 1750s. These days, platinum would better be called “big silver” for its use across many industries, due not only to its lovely silver shine, but the fact that it is as resistant to corrosion as gold. Several of the world’s mints offer coins and bars struck from platinum and Dillon Gage carries all of the most popular products.