The Perth Mint offers several platinum coins, including the Koala and Platypi. Australia first approved the minting of platinum coins in the late 1980’s, with the first Koala coin minted in 1988. Since that time, Australian platinum bullion has become a world player in the international precious metals market.
Platinum is whitish silver metal that is quite rare. Only a few hundred tonnes are produced each year. Its name comes from the Spanish word “platina”, which means “little silver”.