2018 $1 Australia at Night Platypus 1oz Silver Black Proof

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2018 $1 Australia at Night Platypus 1oz Silver Black Proof

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  • Showcases the mysterious platypus as you've never seen it before!
  • Highly exclusive – just 1,000 exist worldwide!
  • Crafted from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.
  • Notable for its cutting-edge Black Proof finish.
  • Niue legal tender – each coin spans a crown-sized 38.61mm in diameter.
  • Housed in a luxurious presentation case, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate.
  • Add to cart today for less than $170!

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In the darkness, a frog murmurs. Insects skim the surface of a gently-flowing stream. There's a rustle in the branches of a nearby tree: a possum. And Australia's most mysterious mammal – the platypus – dives below the surface, gliding through the stream with ease…

The platypus is no stranger to Australian coins. But thanks to the brand-new 2018 Australia at Night 2018 $1 Platypus 1oz Silver Black Proof, we can catch a glimpse of this beautiful animal like never before.

Using stunning, Black Proof technology

The 2018 Australia at Night 2018 $1 Platypus 1oz Silver Black Proof is certainly eye-catching – and that's partly thanks to its vivid, Black Proof finish. Using state-of-the-art minting technology, a flawless, mirror-like black finish has been applied to the precious metal, creating optimum contrast between the platypus and his deep, dark surrounds. Meanwhile, the exacting Proof strike allows for the mirrored fields to shine with an almost liquid intensity.

Tremendously exclusive

Fortunately, the platypus is not considered to be under threat. The 2018 Australia at Night 2018 $1 Platypus 1oz Silver Black Proof coin, on the other hand, is strictly limited in number.

With just 1,000 struck, only 999 other collectors will know what it feels like to open the glossy, black display case and reveal this new treasure for the first time.

The mysterious platypus – in precious metal!

A duck's bill, an otter's tail … little wonder European naturalists didn't know quite what they were dealing with then they first discovered the platypus. Dr. George Shaw first scientifically described this mysterious creature in 1799, and was so convinced that the specimen he'd been given was a fake that he searched the animal's pelt for stitches.

When crafted from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the platypus is a visual triumph. Its 'wow!' factor is partly due to a clever reverse design, which uses perspective to great effect. The coin's designers place you in front of the creature's duck-like snout – almost as though you've swum up to meet him head-on.

Excellent presentation, including Certificate of Authenticity

Each example of this Niue legal tender release arrives in a stylish, black presentation case – the perfect foil for the luminous platypus motif upon its reverse. When you receive your coin, you'll also find a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. There's nothing quite like knowing exactly how exclusive your new addition is – which is why you'll come to treasure that certificate, and memorise the number proudly emblazoned on it.

Still within your reach at under $170

Despite its exclusivity, this Proof is still within your reach at $169. Whether it's a unique, luxurious gift to someone special – or a rare jewel to take pride of place in your collection – we recommend you act fast. Click 'add to cart' today!

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Country of IssueNiue
Year of Issue2018
Weight (g)31.1030
Metal Purity (%)99.90
Diameter (mm)38.60
Special FeatureUnique Black Proof finish
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