Some of the world’s most exotic animals, and in some eyes the most strange, call Australia home. One of the most infamously “weird” examples is the platypus, whose odd appearance convinced the first English naturalists to see them that they were some kind of hoax. The reaction was understandable given that the platypus combines numerous traits of birds, reptiles, and mammals: their males sport poisonous spurs on their hind legs, and the creature’s duck-like bill can detect electrical fields and pheromones alike. The unique and wonderful strangeness of the platypus is celebrated by the 2022 1 oz Proof Niue Silver Australia Platypus Coin, now available from JM Bullion.
- Ships original mint packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of just 1,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (NZD) as legal tender of Niue.
- Obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features detailed artwork of a platypus in water.
The platypus has been introduced to younger generations by the cartoon Perry the Platypus on the animated show Phineas and Ferb, but no cartoon can compete with the real-life animal for sheer strangeness. There are still many mysteries surrounding these creatures that look for all the world like strange genetic experiments: nobody knows, for example, why they give off a bioluminescent green glow under ultraviolet light, but they do. There is still much left to learn about one of the planet’s most beautifully weird denizens.
2022 Proof Niue Silver Australia Platypus Coin features the brilliant mirrored backdrops of a true proof-quality coin along with gorgeously detailed artwork. It ships in an attractive presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity, and each shipment is fully insured against loss or damage by JM Bullion.
The reverse side of the coin features a platypus diving into vividly colorized water while a companion waits on the shore, with the details of the underwater environment rendered in gorgeous detail with blues and greens. The image is accompanied by the inscription “AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEE.”
The coin’s obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to confirm it as legal tender of Niue. This is accompanied by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE 2022,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “1 OZ 999 SILVER.”
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