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Platinum

Platinum, despite being third in popularity in the precious metals space, is a great product that offers many of the same advantages as gold and silver. Platinum typically trades at a similar price to gold, and its movements tend to correlate closely with gold, silver, and other commodities. Most investors typically choose a selection of platinum bars and coins to diversify their holdings.

Platinum is typically sold in either bar or coin form, and there are far fewer platinum products and brands available versus gold or silver. That being said, we do offer a nice range of platinum options to accommodate smaller and larger investors alike. We will review our platinum bar and coin selection below.

Platinum Bars

Platinum bars are a very common form of platinum investment. These bars typically sell in smaller gram sizes, as well as 1 and 10 troy ounce sizes. The larger piece of bullion you order, the lesser premium you'll pay over the platinum spot price, so we always advocate for investors to buy the largest bars they can afford.

A variety of private mints around the globe produce platinum bars with various designs. Among the most common are two different bars from Credit Suisse and Valcambi.

The Valcambi 1 oz. Platinum bar is struck using .9995 platinum and bears a strikingly simplistic design. On the primary face of the bar is the Swiss refiner’s corporate logo, as well as the weight, metal content, and purity of the bar. The assayer’s mark is engraved on the bar, along with the individual serial number of the product.

Credit Suisse’s Liberty Design platinum bar is another popular product, and is available from JM Bullion in both a 1 gram and 5 gram weight. Both bars have an image of the Statue of Liberty on the primary face of the bar. The opposite face of these platinum bars features all of the identifying features of the product, including the Credit Suisse logo, weight, metal content, and purity of the bar. The assayer’s mark is engraved along the bottom, as is the individual serial number. Like the Valcambi bar, these platinum bars include .9995 platinum.

All three of these platinum bars are currently available from JM Bullion, complete inside sealed packaging with their individual assay. The labels provide the assayer’s signature and certify the purity of the platinum within each bar, as well as its weight. The certificate also includes the serial number for each bar as a reference against the number inscribed on the bar’s surface.

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Platinum Coins

Platinum coins are the other primary type of platinum bullion. Coins refer to any platinum product produced by a government mint, such as the US Mint or Royal Canadian Mint. Coins typically have an actual face value in the country's currency, although the worth of the platinum in the coin is far more valuable than the face value.

Numismatics everywhere are familiar with some of the world’s most popular coin series, such as the Canadian Maple Leaf, American Eagle, and Australian Koala which are struck each year using platinum. The gold and silver versions of these sovereign coin programs are well known, but their platinum counterparts generally fly under the radar for many numismatics.

The American Platinum Eagle is unlike the Silver and Gold Eagle coins in one key factor: design. The reverse design used on the American Platinum Eagle, first introduced in 1997, changes from year to year. Available only in a 1 oz. weight today, the coin features the face of the Statue of Liberty as she gazes into the future. John Mercanti designed the image used on the obverse side. Starting in 2009, the “Vistas of Liberty” program was launched, resulting in new images on the reverse of the Platinum Eagle, depicting images that did not include a bald eagle.

Canada’s Platinum Maple Leaf program is the exact same as its Silver and Gold Maple Leaf coins. On the reverse side of the coin is the sugar maple leave, surrounded by engravings of “Canada,” the coin’s weight, its purity, and the metal content. The obverse bears the standard profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. These coins were only produced from 1998 to 2002, though it is rumored production may begin again in the near future.

The Australian Platinum Koala uses a separate depiction of the koala each year compared to the Silver and Gold Koala coins. On the obverse side of the coin is the standard image of Queen Elizabeth II featured on all coins from the Perth Mint, as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

These platinum coins are popular around the world, but out of stock with many depositories and authorized dealers. Each of the coins mentioned above is struck in .9995 platinum, and JM Bullion hopes to refill its inventory of platinum coins again in the future.

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Purchasing Platinum Products from JM Bullion

Protection and discretion are important to JM Bullion, which is why the platinum products you purchase from us are always wrapped in protective packaging and shipped in secure parcels with nondescript labels so the contents of your shipment remain unknown. Shipping and insurance is absolutely free when you shop with JMB. If your package is lost or damaged during shipping, you will receive a full refund of your purchase price. This coverages extends from the moment a package is shipped until it is signed for by you.

We offer free shipping as a service on all base shipping methods, but you do have the option of upgrading to a quicker shipment method if you so choose. All shipments can be tracked using the “My Account” section of the website. You’ll receive an email notification when your purchase has shipped, and you’ll be able to securely track the process of your package from here as if you were viewing the UPS or USPS website.

If you have any questions for a JM Bullion associate, we’re happy to answer those inquiries. You can reach one of our team members by calling us at 800-276-6508, connecting with us in our live web chat, or sending us an email.