The iconic platypus is the fourth design featured in the exciting Australian Map Shaped Coin Series.
The platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia. With its duck-bill, beaver-tail and otter-like feet, the platypus’ unusual appearance baffled naturalists when they first encountered it, with some even considering it a fraud!
* Struck from 99.9% pure Silver
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2013 Australian Map Shaped Platypus has an extremely limited mintage of only 6,000!
The coin’s unique, map-shaped, coloured reverse depicts a classically struck design of a platypus set against a tropical rainforest setting with a waterfall and river. The inscription PLATYPUS also appears in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a display case and custom-designed shipper.
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