The emperor penguin is the largest member of the penguin species, and it looms large as the primary design on a first-of-its-kind platinum bullion coin. The all-new 1/3 oz platinum coin from Perth Mint is the first 1/3 oz coin in platinum, and is available issued for the Australian Antarctic Territory as a new specimen for 2018. Right now, 2018 1/3 oz Platinum Perth Emperor Penguin Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in plastic flip or multiples of 10 in acrylic tubes!
- First-ever issue of the 1/3 oz Emperor Penguin platinum coin!
- Mintage limited to 25,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Third Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Bears a face value of $30 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia
- Obverse features the fourth-generation depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts the might emperor penguin.
- Designed by Jennifer McKenna.
Each of the 2018 1/3 oz Platinum Perth Emperor Penguin Coins in this listing is available to you within an acrylic tube. This protects your coin during shipping and provides for easy storage once received. This is Perth Mint’s first-ever 1/3 oz platinum bullion coin and a new design of the emperor penguin is in use on the reverse.
Although the name emperor penguin suggests might, the claim to fame for emperor penguins is in their size. The average male stands nearly 48 inches tall and can weigh up to 99 lbs., making the emperor penguin the largest member of its species. Males and females grow to roughly the same size and live in breeding colonies on Antarctica.
These new coins are issued on behalf of the Australian Antarctic Territory. Claimed by the United Kingdom, Australia’s lands in the Antarctic are the largest of any single nation. However, its claim is not without controversy. Of all the signatories to the 1961 Antarctic Treaty, only New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, and Norway recognize the claim of Australia to sovereignty in Antarctica.
On the reverse of the 2018 1/3 oz Platinum Perth Emperor Penguin coin stands the depiction of an emperor penguin. This species of penguin is flightless like all others and has the trademark contrasts of black and white plumage. However, the emperor penguin does have splashes of pale-yellow on the otherwise white feathers of its breast and ear patches.
The obverse of all 2018 Platinum Perth Emperor Penguin coins includes Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This fourth-generation depiction of the Queen accurately reflected her age with impressive realism when it was created in 1998.
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