Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz), Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz), Coin Type from Australia (issued 2012 - )
Coin TypePlatinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)

The Australian tenth-ounce platinum piece (abbreviated as 1/10 oz and designated with Pt for "Platinum") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

The overall weight of the coins is slightly over a tenth ounce, so as (accounting for the purity of the alloy) to have exactly 0.100 ounces of platinum content.

Australia / Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Australia / Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz): Details
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face Value15 (x Dollar)
Material0.9995 Platinum
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.6000 mm
Thickness1.3200 mm
Mass3.1120 g