Australia was the first industrialized nation to introduce a platinum bullion coin when it offered a Platinum Koala coin in 1987. Today, the Perth Mint of Australia continues its production of beautiful platinum coins with a Humpback Whale design. Right now, the 2019 1/3 oz Australian Platinum Humpback Whale Coin is available to purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective acrylic capsule!
- Limited mintage of only 25,000 coins!
- Contains 1/3 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $30 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth IIs latest effigy.
- The reverse includes the image of a mother whale and young calf swimming together.
- Features a P mint mark from the Perth Mint.
Each of the 2019 1/3 oz Australian Platinum Humpback Whale Coins in this product listing is available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are housed inside of protective acrylic tubes and come with a P mint mark from the Perth Mint on the reverse side of the coin.
Neil Hollis designed this coins reverse field that features a mother humpback whale swimming through the ocean with its young calf. The humpback whale is a species of baleen whale and the average adult ranges in length from 39 feet to 52 feet. Among the largest animals in the world, the average humpback weights anywhere between 25 and 30 metric tons.
The reverse face of 2019 1/3 oz Australian Platinum Humpback Whale Coins includes Hollis design of a mother whale and her young calf. The humpback migrates a total of 16,000 miles each year between its typical feeding grounds in the polar waters of the world to its breeding grounds in tropical and subtropical waters.
Due to their size, humpback whales were once a primary target of the whaling industry. The result of that targeting nearly pushed the species to extinction. Today, hunting has decreased, but the whales still suffer losses due to entanglement in commercial fishing gear, collisions with ships, and noise pollution.
On the obverse of 2019 1/3 Australian Platinum Humpback Whale coins is the latest effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II to grace Australian coins. This is the sixth design to feature on Australian coinage and is based on Jody Clarks fifth-generation portrait introduced by the Royal Mint of England in 2016. All 2019 bullion coins from the Perth Mint now feature this design, which is the first since the 1960s to depict the Queens neckline and shoulders.
The Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia and operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
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