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.

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, face value.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, face value
Reverse

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
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Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
From2012
Face Value15 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.600 mm
Thickness1.320 mm
Mass3.112 g