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1990 Two Hundred Dollar Gold Proof Coin Platypus

1990 Two Hundred Dollar Gold Proof Coin Platypus

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Features the Platypus in an Australian river scene.

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Pride of Australia - Platypus

Obverse: Maklouf portrait of Elizabeth II to right

Reverse: Platypus

Purity: 91.67%

Weight: 10g

AGW: 0.2947 ozt

Features the Platypus in an Australian river scene.

The Australian commemorative $200 gold coin series was introduced in September 1980, some eight months after the gold price peaked at around US$850 per ounce.

The series ran until 1994, mintage figures declined each and every year along the way.

The 1990 $200 coin features the Platypus in an Australian river scene.

The platypus is one of the most incredible animals in the world, and is only found in eastern Australia.

With a duck bill and webbed feet on their mammal body, they really are a unique animal!

When you consider that a limited edition $200 coin can be bought for less than $100 above melt value, you can see these coins are excellent value for money.

Each coin contains 9.167g of solid 24ct gold, which is equivalent to 0.2947 ozt AGW.