It is common to mistake platinum for white gold due to their silvery white appearance. But they are distinguishable by their weight as platinum is 20% denser, weighing heavier than white gold. Scoring 3.5 on the Mohs scale, Platinum is harder than gold and more costly to produce. About 30 times rarer than gold, occurring at very low concentrations in the earth’s crust. Often the preferred choice of jewellery especially for couples as it symbolises strength, durability and endurance.
The automotive sector has the highest demand for Platinum. The metal’s active properties act as filters within catalytic converters of motor cars, helping to reduce harmful emissions. And because it does not react negatively to body tissue, they are considered biologically compatible metal and is used widely in hospitals for surgical instruments and implants. According to reports from World Platinum Investment Council, industrial demand for the metal are seeing an average 4.6% growth per annum from 1988 to 2019.
In the last 20 years, platinum reached its peak of $2,2253/oz in March 2008 and lowest of $785/oz in 2019. Interestingly, platinum backed investment jumped in the year 2019 particularly huge purchases in ETFs by large institutional investors. This maybe a hint to the market that corporate investors are speculating growth potentials. Perhaps it is time to consider diversifying your gold portfolio by buying some precious platinum.
But regardless if you are an investor looking to ride the platinum wave, a collector of platinum coins or diversify of your portfolio, GoldSilver Central is the one-stop solution that you need. Check out our website or drop-by our storefront and speak to our friendly staff. GoldSilver Central have an array of platinum bars and coins to meet your needs.