If you’ve been thinking about investing in platinum bullion, you’ll be pleased to learn that most platinum coins are IRA-eligible and excellent investment vehicles. Platinum coins are also becoming more and more desirable to collectors because they are produced by some of the world’s most respected mints, form the United States Mint and British Royal Mint to the Royal Canadian Mint and Perth Mint. What’s more, platinum coins can be found in a whole host of eye-catching designs, perfect for both the new and seasoned collector.
The majority of platinum coins will contain .9995 pure platinum and are issued with a legal tender face value. Platinum coins also tend to be minted in lower numbers than gold and silver coins, which adds to their value and appeal.
Why Buy Platinum Coins?
Platinum is an important precious metal that is regularly used in the motor industry for the production of catalytic converters to help reduce harmful car emissions. As all car manufacturers are under significant pressure to keep car emissions low, the demand for platinum has increased and will continue so as more emission laws are put in place. This alone makes platinum coins a great investment option.
Another important thing to consider with regards to investing in platinum coins is that platinum is quite scarce. Even though platinum doesn’t have the same history as gold or silver, the world’s platinum supply is low; making platinum coins an increasingly attractive option. The metal’s greater rarity has also led Platinum Coins to be very much in demand among investors. When you combine the limited supply of platinum with industrial demand, the value of all platinum coins should rise significantly in the future.
We Specialize in Sourcing the Most Popular Platinum Coins
With such a varied selection of platinum coins on the market, it’s always best to purchase from a trustworthy source who can guarantee the quality and authenticity of each coin. Here at Capital Gold Group, we specialize in obtaining the very best collectible and investment worthy platinum coins comprised of .9995 pure platinum.
When it comes to purchasing platinum coins from Capital Gold Group, you can select from a variety of sizes, designs and renowned mints to suit your investment or collecting goals. Below, you will find just some of the most popular platinum coins that we source and sell.
American Platinum Eagle
First released by the United States Mint in 1997, the American Platinum Eagle is a stunning coin composed of 1 troy ounce of .9995 pure platinum; however, fractional weights are available as well with different face values. The 1 oz. American Platinum Eagle is perhaps the most popular because it has a face value of $100.
On the obverse side of the American Platinum Eagle is the face of the Statue of Liberty, who is said to be “looking into the future.” Liberty is joined by the minting year and her name in text, along with the inscriptions E PLURIBUS UNUM and IN GOD WE TRUST. The image was designed by former U.S. Mint chief engraver, John Mercanti. The coin’s reverse was designed by Thomas D Rogers and displays an American bald eagle flying over the sun, as well as the weight, purity and metal content. Other engravings on the reverse include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the coin’s face value.
The U.S. Mint has also released a Proof American Platinum Eagle which, unlike the bullion version, has displayed different reverse designs over the years. For example, from 1998 to 2002, each reverse design features an eagle flying over a different American region.
Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf
The original Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf was first introduced in 1988 and was available in 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., and 1/10 oz. denominations. A 1/20 coin was later released in 1993, and all sizes continued to be produced by the Royal Canadian Mint until 2002. Then, in 2009, the mint reintroduced the Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf with a face value of $50 (CAD) and in only a 1 oz. weight.
On the obverse side of the coin is right-profile of Queen Elizabeth II, who is accompanied by the coin’s face value and year of minting. The Inscription ELIZABETH II is featured above Her Majesty the Queens image, which was designed by Susanna Blunt in 2003. Of course, the reverse displays the famous image of the sugar maple leaf, which is surrounded by the markings CANADA, FINE PLATINUM, and 1 OZ PLATINE PUR. The coin’s purity is etched each side of the leaf.
British Platinum Britannia
As the perfect symbol of Britain’s strength and integrity, Britannia has been used on coinage since Roman times. She has also been used on the Gold Britannia, which was introduced in 1987, as well as the Silver Britannia, first released in 1997. As popularity for Platinum Coins continues to increase, The Royal Mint made the wise decision to strike the British Platinum Britannia in 2018.
The obverse of the British Platinum Britannia shows Jody Clark’s 2015 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Behind Her Majesty the Queen is a guilloche design, which is a repetitive pattern that has been mechanically engraved to help prevent counterfeiting. She is also surrounded by a number of inscriptions including ELIZABETH II and 100 POUNDS. On the reverse is the famous image of Britannia holding a shield that depicts the Union Jack. Encircling the figure is the text BRITANNIA plus the coin’s year of minting, weight, purity and metal content.
The weight and purity of all British Platinum Britannia Coins are assured by the UK government.
Australian Platinum Kangaroo
After many years of minting the Gold Kangaroo (from 1998) and Silver Kangaroo (from 2016), the Perth Mint decided to release the 1 oz. Platinum Kangaroo in 2018. This new coin bears a face value of $100 (AUD) and is backed by the federal government of Australia. Although there’s an unlimited mintage of the Australian Platinum Kangaroo, investors and collectors across the globe haven’t wasted any time in getting their hands on the coin.
Like with all Australian coinage, the obverse side of the Australian Platinum Kangaroo features Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 100 DOLLARS. The specific image used is the fourth-generation right-profile of Her Majesty the Queen, which was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. Broadley’s initials can be found just under the Queen’s neck. On the coin’s reverse is a red kangaroo surrounded by small bursts of sunshine. The animal is accompanied by the mintage year, weight, purity, and metal content, along with the engraving AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO.
Austrian Platinum Philharmonic
After creating what can only be described as the most successful bullion coin program in Europe, the Austrian Mint released the Platinum Philharmonic Coin in 2016. Issued by the Austrian government with a face value of 100 Euros, this coin is not only incredibly detailed but also visually stunning.
On the obverse of the 1 oz. Austrian Platinum Philharmonic is the Great Pipe Organ from Vienna’s Golden Concert Hall, which is home to Vienna’s Philharmonic Orchestra. Above the organ sits the German inscription REPUBLIK OSTERREICH. Below the image is the coin’s mintage year, as well as the engravings 1 UNZE PLATIN 999.5, and 100 EURO. The reverse depicts a variety of musical instruments, such as a cello, Vienna horn, bassoon, harp and four violins. These instruments are situated under the German text WIENER PHILHARMONIKER and PLATIN.
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