Platinum coins are well known to collectors, although minted less often than gold or silver ones. They look subtle and noble, with a tint of subdued classic. However, it cannot be denied that mints such as the Royal Canadian Mint can do wonderful things with this bullion. Judging by their usually high price, one can say that platinum bullion coins are a great investment. Times change, but people’s attachment to precious metals doesn’t. Therefore, if you are wondering how to invest money in numismatics, this is a secure offer, meant to bring profit in the future. We should say a few words about the metal itself, which is a chemical element. Interestingly, it was discovered only in the eighteenth century.
Having regard to the current status of platinum, we cannot hide slight amusement and surprise at the attitude of 18th century discoverers, who treated mites from South America as some less valuable kind of silver. However, thanks to the researches, now we appreciate this precious metal, which – although shiny and ductile – is not affected by oxygen, water or hydrochloric acid. Therefore platinum coins are naturally resistant to damage, adverse factors and the passage of time. Platinum itself is extracted in the form of small grains or slightly larger lumps. These are rare and valuable goods that can be found on the territory of South Africa, Canada, USA, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, South America and Russia. At the beginning of the 19th century, freshly discovered metal began to be used in industry (mainly laboratories and factories), and today – in the automotive industry (production of catalysts) and electronics. How valuable is platinum? In Poland you pay around PLN 100 per gram of 950 fineness platinum. In the world markets, prices are provided with the base of troy ounce and bullion is paid for in US dollars.
We can observe that the platinum rate can vary, but it’s always quite high. Definitely one of the more reliable precious metals to invest. Platinum is so interesting for jewellers and mints not only due to its chemical properties, but also its high prices. Although platinum is not as popular as gold and silver, it has its unique place in culture and language. Thanks to the famous film from the 1930s (“Platinum Blonde”), most of us know how to describe this shade of hair color. Subsequently, platinum payment and club cards are usually even more prestigious than gold.
In the category below you will find coins that were made with high-quality platinum. The great work of craftsmen employed by the best mints of the world has resulted in rare and valuable coins, which you can safely order through our online coin store. We invite you to admire the extraordinary craftsmanship in the following offers.