A long-awaited platinum coin from SA will go on sale in coming weeks, ending years of pushing from the country’s mining companies for the legal-tender coin to supplement demand for the metal.

The push has been under way for at least six years. The plan is for the coin to capture a fifth of the global platinum coin market. SA is the world’s largest source of platinum, accounting for 4.4-million oz of 6-million oz of production, making it the logical place to mint and sell platinum coins...

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