What are the Top 10 Platinum Coins for Investment?

Below is a current list of the best Platinum coins for investment. This is not a definitive list, but based on recognizability, liquidity, “bang for your buck” and the potential return on investment. These are the Platinum investment pieces most attractive to investors.

1. American Eagle Platinum Coins

The Platinum American Eagle is made with .9995 fine Platinum and is valued by collectors and investors alike. Released in 1997, these coins are the only investment-grade Platinum coin from the United States Mint. It is the only Platinum coin the United States government guarantees for weight, content and .9995 fineness. Since its introduction, the Platinum Eagle has become one of the world’s most widely traded Platinum Bullion coins.

2. Royal Canadian Mint Maple Leaf Platinum Coins

One of the major Platinum coins, the Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf has long been the standard Platinum coin in Platinum trading for decades. First minted in 1988, the Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. During its mintage between 1988 and 2001, the Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf was available in 1 oz and many fractional sizes. In 2009, the Royal Canadian Mint reintroduced the Platinum Maple Leaf coin in only the 1 oz size. Legal Canadian tender, the Platinum Maple Leaf is .9995 fine Platinum and has a face value of $50 CAD.

3. Austrian Philharmonic Platinum Coins

In 2016, the Austrian Mint released its first Platinum bullion coin with its traditional Vienna Philharmonic design. Minted by the Austrian Mint in Vienna, the Austrian Philharmonic Platinum coins are .9995 fine Platinum. The Platinum Austrian Philharmonic coin features the same design as the Gold and Silver Vienna Philharmonic, Europe’s leading bullion coin.

4. British Platinum Britannia Coins

A symbol of strength and progress, Britannia’s a reassuringly familiar presence – a constant through change, standing watch at the edge of the shoreline. Coin investors all over the world search for these collectible Platinum coins to add to their Precious Metals portfolio.

5. Australian Platinum Kangaroo Coins

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1 oz of .9995 fine Platinum in bullion quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The reverse depicts the classic artistry of a bounding red kangaroo surrounded by rays of sunlight. The inscription "AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO," The Perth Mint’s "P" mint mark and the year-date are also included in the design. The obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

6. Australian Platinum Lunar Coins

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1 oz of .9995 fine Platinum in bullion quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965. The original Lunar bullion series, these coins have become some of the most widely collected around the globe, as demand originated in Asia but spread to Europe and America as investors became exposed to the design and quality. In addition to the annual design change, many investors love that the coins' select mintage limits create the potential for even greater investment return in the form of a numismatic premium appreciation.

7. Australian Platinum Platypus Coins

Australian Platinum Platypi are official, legal tender in Australia. The first prominent country in the modern world to announce the production of 1 oz Platinum coins, Australia approved the minting of Platinum coins in 1987. These 1 oz .9995 Platinum coins have a regal likeness of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, and the reverse has a precisely rendered platypus in its underwater environment. These commemorative Platinum coins celebrate the diversity and the uniqueness of Australian wildlife.

8. Australian Platinum Koala Coins

Though many view Platinum Koala coins as an investment, the Australian coins also have collector value due to their limited mintage and design. The reverse of the Australian Platinum coins featured a koala bear, and the design was changed annually. With historically low issue numbers, Australian Platinum Koalas are a great choice for a coin collection and an investment portfolio.

9. Chinese Platinum Panda Coins

One of the most beautiful Platinum coins on the market, the Chinese Platinum Panda is a particular favorite among investors. With a very limited mintage and a .9995 purity, the Platinum Chinese Panda coins perfectly complement any Platinum coin collection or Platinum investment plan.

10. The Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coins

The Queen's Beasts Platinum bullion coin series celebrates the British Monarchy and the centuries of fascinating heraldry that has been a part of their story. Each of animal of The Queen's Beasts is fashioned into 1 oz .9995 fine Platinum coins.

APMEX recommends discussing the pros and cons of investing with a financial adviser or professional.

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