The number of platinum bullion coins on the market continues to rise with the debut of a new variant of the Royal Mint’s perennial Philip Nathan designed Britannia bullion coin. At a tenth of an ounce in weight, it’s considerably smaller and more affordable than the normal one-ounce coin. Platinum has been a particularly volatile mover in price over the last few years, dropping from numbers higher than gold, to one currently lower than Palladium, so definitely one for the more ambitious speculator. Available exclusively from Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in the US.
PRESS RELEASE: The Royal Mint’s Bullion division is celebrating its partnership with US-based global distributor Manfra, Tordella and Brookes (MTB) with the launch of a Royal Mint ‘first’ – the classic Britannia design struck for the first time on a tenth ounce bullion platinum coin, which will be available exclusively through MTB.
Chris Howard, Director of Bullion for The Royal Mint, said: “The Royal Mint is very pleased to be working with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes for the global distribution of our classic tenth ounce platinum coin.”
Scott Spitzer, the Chief Executive Officer of Manfra, Tordella & Brookes said: “We are delighted by the opportunity to work closely with The Royal Mint, a longstanding industry leader, on this new and innovative product”.
Roy Friedman, the President of Manfra Tordella & Brookes said: “On behalf of the MKS PAMP Group, Manfra, Tordella & Brookes is very pleased to be the global distributor for The Royal Mint’s first ever release of a one-tenth platinum Britannia. The coin will offer collectors and investors the opportunity to participate in the platinum market by purchasing this new addition to The Royal Mint’s Britannia series of legal tender bullion coins”.
The coins have been struck in 999.5 Platinum and are minted to bullion standard and carry the UK Government assurance of weight and purity. A further addition is the textured ‘guilloche’ finish that appears on the obverse of the coin, surrounding the portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Jody Clark.