The fourth coin in the Perth Mint’s Australian Map-Shaped series, the 2013 1 oz Silver Platypus celebrates one of Australia’s most peculiar creatures, along with the island-continent’s distinct shape.
Composed of .999 pure silver, each coin has been graded MS69 by the NGC, making it the perfect addition to any portfolio — along with a great collectible.
The reverse of each coin features the image of a platypus, with a colorized waterfall and jungle in the background. The year 2013 and PLATYPUS 1 OZ 999 SILVER are inscribed.
The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA 2013 and 1 DOLLAR encircling her head.
No more than 6,000 of the 1 oz coins were released by the Perth Mint, so get yours while supplies last. Order the MS69 Silver Map-Shaped Platypus from Provident Metals today.
MS69 on the Sheldon Grading Scale
Invented by American psychologist and numismatist William Herbert Sheldon, Jr (1898 – 1977), the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale is a 70-point system used to determine the quality of a coin. Reputable grading organizations — including the NGC — use the Sheldon Scale to assess a coin’s condition.
A coin graded Mint State 69 means it is in nearly perfect condition. It has maintained its original luster, and there are no more than two flaws noted on its surface. The coin has a sharp strike with no scuffs or hairlines, and it has a near-flawless appearance.
About the NGC
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation made its debut in 1987, as the need for standardized coin grading grew increasingly important. Since that time, the Florida-based organization has worked tirelessly to elevate coin grading standards across the globe.
The third-party grading service is the largest in the world, and it has assessed more than 27 million coins since its inception. As the official coin grading service of the American Numismatic Association, the NGC encapsulates each certified coin in a sonically-sealed holder made of inert materials, protecting each one for future generations.
About the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 after gold was discovered in Australian deposits. The newly-established mint struck gold and silver sovereigns until Great Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931.
The mint remained under British ownership until July of 1970, when it ceded to the state government of Western Australia. Today, the Perth Mint produces nearly all of the nation’s legal tender bullion coins in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
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|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|
|Condition||Mint State 69|
|Certificate of Authenticity||NGC|
|Product Series||Australian Map Shaped|