The platypus is an iconic symbol of Australia that has previously appeared on platinum bullion coins from the Perth Mint. The unique semiaquatic mammals have numerous distinct capabilities that have developed throughout its evolutionary history. This distinctive symbol of Australia is now present in the Mother & Baby Series.
- Arrives in a plastic flip, tube of 10 coins, or a Monster Box of 100 coins!
- 4th issue in the Next Generation Series at the Perth Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 75,000 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $2 (AUD) backed by the federal government.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse.
- A mother platypus swims in the water with her growing young baby.
- Impressive piedfort coins!
- Art created by Monique Reeves.
Each 2021 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Silver Coin available in this listing comes to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The 2 oz silver coins in this series are available with tubes of 10 coins or Monster Boxes of 100 coins. The Monster Box holds a total of 10 separate tubes of 10 coins each. Coins purchased individually will come in protective plastic flips. The coins in this series boast an authentication feature on the reverse that takes the form of a micro-laser engraved letter hidden within the inscriptions on that side. You can only view it under a magnifying glass.
The 2021 release of the Mother & Baby Platypus Silver Coin is the fourth of the Next Generation Series. There is only one new design per date mark and the focus, as with most Perth Mint programs, is on native animal species. The collection has previously featured the koala, saltwater crocodile, and kookaburra, all animals that are native to the Australian continent.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse side of 2021 Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Silver Coins. This is the definitive sixth-generation portrait of the Queen to feature on Australian coins. Based on Jody Clarks 2015 portrait of the Queen for Royal Mint coins, this design was expanded for Australian coins to include the Queens full neckline and her shoulders. In this right-profile relief, the Queen wears the George IV State Diadem Crown.
A mother platypus is shown swimming through the water with her young hatchling on the reverse field of 2021 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Silver Coins. The design showcases the fact that the platypus is the only mammal that lays eggs rather than giving birth to live young.
This 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Silver Coin can be stored at our Ready Vaults storage free of charge for 1 year for new Ready Vault customers. Call 561-529-3012 for more details.
All orders over 300 oz of silver ship for free, and each package receives insurance and tracking information. Since these 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Silver Coin have not been handled, they will be delivered in new condition. Regardless of order size, these 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Silver Coins are easy to store. If you have any other questions about our 2 oz Australian Mother & Baby Platypus Silver Coin, please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you need assistance, please call us at 561-529-3012.