Platinum Three Ounces (3 oz), Coin Type from Alderney - detailed information

Platinum Three Ounces (3 oz), Coin Type from Alderney (issued 2015 - )
Coin TypePlatinum Three Ounces (3 oz)

Alderney is one of the Channel Islands (situated in the Channel between England and France), and is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey - a British Crown dependency. As such, it is not a sovereign country, but has operated as a quasi-sovereign entity since the Middle Ages. The island has issued commemorative coins since 1989, denominated in the Alderney Pound - which is a variant of the Pound Sterling and is legal tender on the islands, but not in the United Kingdom.

The British Royal Mint occasionally uses the jurisdiction of Alderney to issue commemorative coins, usually crowns-sized (i.e. modelled on the pre-decimal crown denomination, which is now continued by the commemorative £5 type. The platinum "piedfort" of this format (same diameter but double the thickness) is roughly equal to three troy ounces of platinum, and is issued quite rarely.

These coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their intrinsic value, and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

Obverse
Alderney / Platinum Three Ounces (3 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy and legend of the ruling British monarch, face value, date of issue.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the monarch, face value, date
Reverse
Alderney / Platinum Three Ounces (3 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Platinum Three Ounces (3 oz) - (1) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Platinum Three Ounces 2015 VE Day Alderney / Platinum Three Ounces 2015 VE Day - reverse photo Alderney / Platinum Three Ounces 2015 VE Day - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 70
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Platinum Three Ounces (3 oz): Details
CountryAlderney
CurrencyAlderney Pound
From2015
Face Value5 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass94.200 g