There are few creatures in the world like the platypus. Endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania, the platypus is an egg-laying mammal that has the body and tail of a beaver, a duck-like bill, and webbed feet similar to those of an otter. In fact, when the corpse of one of these creatures was first examined by European scientists, they believed the animal shown to them was a hoax sewn together from various animal parts. Right now, you can buy 2021 Australian Platypus 1.5 oz Silver Coins online at Provident Metals.
With your purchase of the 2021 Australian Platypus 1.5 oz Silver Coin online in this Provident Metals listing, you will receive a coin that is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Individual coins in this series come with a plastic flip. Multiples are housed in either protective tubes of 15 coins or boxes of 150 coins, with a total of 10 tubes of 15 coins each inside the box.
The obverse of 2021 Australian Platypus Silver Coins features a bust of Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief. This design was created in 2015 by Jody Clark for the Royal Mint and is the sixth-generation effigy of Her Majesty to grace Australian coins. The design shows the Queen at the age of 89 wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. The inscriptions on this side of the coin read ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 1 1/2 OZ 9999 AG, 2021, and 2 DOLLARS.
On the reverse side of the 2021 Australian Platypus 1.5 oz Silver Coin is a depiction of the semiaquatic mammal. The platypus is shown here as it swims underwater and navigates beneath a lilypad. The design shows the lilypad at the top with its long stems reaching down into the water behind the platypus. The field includes inscriptions of AUSTRALIAN PLATYPUS, 2021, and the P mint mark of Perth Mint.
The platypus is a unique mammal in many ways, but one of the most curious is the presence of venom as a defense mechanism. While both male and female members of the species have a spur on the back ankle, only the male produces a toxic venom. This venom is potent enough to kill small animals, while resulting in only severe pain for humans. These spurs are found on other archaic mammal groups that have since gone extinct, suggesting that while the platypus is the only known mammal with this venom spur, that was not always the case.
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|Mint Mark||P - Perth Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Jody Clark|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||1.5 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Designer (Reverse)||Jennifer McKenna|
|Product Series||Australian Platypu|
|Packaging Dimensions||1.7 x 1.7 x 0.2|