The UK’s first ever Ten Pound denomination and the first ever five-ounce gold coin. Maximum Coin Mintage of just 500. Designed by RA President Christopher Le Brun. Struck to Proof standard in .999 fine gold.
The Price of Platinum U.S. Eagle Coins and What the Current Use of Platinum Is: Why One Ounce is so Expensive
Platinum is used in catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, platinum resistance thermometers, dentistry equipment, and jewelry. Because only a few hundred tonnes are produced annually, it is a scarce material, and is highly valuable and is a major precious metal commodity. Being a heavy metal, it leads to health issues upon exposure to its salts, but due to its corrosion resistance, it is not as toxic as some metals.
Platinum could have Better Days Ahead - The platinum price has been on something of a roller coaster ride in 2013, tumbling to $1,294 an ounce in June, the lowest level since 2009, though it has since recovered to $1,490.