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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  • An exclusive tribute to the platypus - just 1,000 struck!
  • Superb reverse motif set against a vivid, Black Proof finish.
  • Crafted to perfection from 1oz 99.9% pure silver.
  • Niue legal tender - each coin measures a crown-sized 38.61mm in diameter.
  • Arrives in a prestigious presentation case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate.
  • Add to cart today for less than $170!

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The platypus is an Australian icon. It is also no stranger to Australian coinage, thanks to the late, great Stuart Devlin's brilliant 20c design. But now, thanks to Downies, a rare opportunity has emerged. Created with a vivid Black Proof finish, the highly exclusive 2018 $1 Platypus 1oz Silver Black Proof brings us the platypus at night - as we've never seen it before.

Staggeringly exclusive - just 1,000 struck

With strictly limited numbers available, not everyone will have the chance to own this beautiful tribute. But if you are one of the lucky few, you won't just receive a coin.

You'll also receive a Certificate of Authenticity. Individually-numbered.

This way, you'll have the comfort of knowing that you're part of a select group of collectors. Only 999 other people in the entire world can know what you know - that your new treasure makes the perfect centrepiece to a cutting-edge collection.

Old meets new in 99.9% pure silver

The producers of this Niue legal tender coin have used 1oz of 99.9% silver to capture the platypus. That silver has been crafted to the upmost quality, and graced with a glossy Black Proof finish. Its superb visual appeal is testament to modern minting technology - but also the merits of traditional numismatic sculpture. With the platypus evoked in stunning, silver-hued relief, it's a perfect union of old and new.

A tribute to the platypus - an Australian enigma

In 1799, the platypus was documented by a scientist for the first time. That scientist -naturalist Dr George Shaw - was so convinced that it was a hoax that he searched the pelt for stitches.

While scientists now know that there's nothing unnatural about the platypus' odd combination of features, there's still plenty of mystery surrounding this uniquely Australian creature.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity included

When you receive your new Platypus Black Proof, it will arrive housed in a glossy, black presentation case - the perfect stage for such an eye-catching coin. Perhaps more importantly though, it will be accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

With just 1,000 struck, this number becomes extraordinarily critical. Luckily, the platypus is not considered to be in danger of extinction. But with so few struck, we can't say the same for this Black Proof coin.

A perfect gift

The platypus is a truly unique creature - and this numismatic tribute would make a truly unique gift. It is beautifully presented within a stylish case, which is then in turn set within an illustrated outer box. The result is a high-impact presentation that's good enough to give away - or keep for yourself!

Still within your reach at under $170, click 'add to cart' today to avoid missing out.

With just 1,000 struck, you'll need to act fast.

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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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