Though the vast majority of coins and rounds are circular, Australians aren’t afraid to break the trend. The gorgeous map-shaped 1 oz Platypus coin from the Perth Mint is shaped like the continent of Australia itself. The obverse features a stately image of Queen Elizabeth in the center, with “ELIZABETH II,” “AUSTRALIA 2013,” and “1 DOLLAR” circling her.
The reverse is where it gets interesting. It features a shining silver platypus, with a colorized depiction of waterfalls and a jungle in the background. The year 2013 and “PLATYPUS, 1 oz 999 SILVER” is also engraved on this side.
Australia is unusual in that it is both a continent and an island. Despite its relatively small size, it has a booming economy, coming in at 12th in the world. The country was first discovered by European explorers in 1606, and the British established several settlements by 1828. It existed as a British territory until 1942, when it became largely autonomous, though it maintains its constitutional monarchy under Queen Elizabeth II.
The country is famous for its natural resources, including the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef. It features a variety of landscapes, from lush rainforests to mountain ranges and a dry desert area. Only the southeast and southwest corners of the island have a temperate climate, though all the climates are highly affected by the ocean currents.
You, too, can own a slice of the globe with this distinctive 1 ounce Map-Shaped Platypus coin from Provident Metals.
When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $7.99 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.
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|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|
|Product Series||Australian Map Shaped|