Another of Australia’s famous native species features in the Next Generation Series of silver coins for sale. The collection offers investors the chance to buy 2 oz piedfort-style silver coins or these massive 10 oz silver coins. Both versions feature .9999 fine silver content and numerous security features. Right now, 2021 10 oz Silver Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in an individual acrylic capsule!
- Fourth coin in the Silver Next Generation Series!
- Mintage limited to 2,500 coins only!
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $10 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a newborn platypus swimming near its mother.
- Imagery created by Monique Reeves.
Each 2021 10 oz Silver Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Coin available to you at Silver.com is offered in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins in this weight in the series are offered with individual acrylic capsules. The Perth Mint uses some of its latest security features in the design of the Silver Next Generation Series. This includes a micro-laser engraved security letter in the text on the reverse that is visible only under magnification. Additionally, both fields of the coins have radial lines throughout the background.
The platypus is an evolutionary wonder that stunned the early Europeans to encounter the species on the Australian continent. The platypus is unlike any other mammal in that it gives birth to its young in eggs rather than through live birth. The creatures have a duckbill with a tail like a beaver from North America and the otters of Europe.
The obverse side of 2021 Silver Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Coins features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. In this sixth-generation depiction of the Queen, the Perth Mint replicates Jody Clark’s 2015 design for the Royal Mint. The portrait is expanded on Australian coins to include the Queen’s full neckline and her shoulders. The right-profile portrait has the Queen wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown.
On the reverse field of 2021 10 oz Silver Mother & Baby Platypus Coins is a depiction of a newborn platypus as it swims in the water with its mother nearby. The look and behavior of the platypus was so foreign to European explorers on the Australian continent that the first scientists of European descent to analyze a preserved body believed it to be a fake. Viewing the preserved body in 1799, these scientists believed someone had sewn together parts of various animals as part of a hoax.
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