I've always wanted an iridium coin. Sadly, they don't exist.
However, I'm making some inquiries into purchasing some triple 9 iridium coin blanks.
I expect to receive laughter from the refiners. That's okay. I don't mind.
Worst that can happen is the inquiry goes nowhere.
Iridium goes for around $690 an ounce. There is no market for this commodity. You might, possibly be able to sell it to a refiner but certainly not a coin shop. Oh yeah, and the markup on such an esoteric item is probably going to be ridiculous. This is more of novelty item and not at all an investment.
Lastly, assuming I can purchase the blanks I'm not at all certain if an iridium blank will accept a stamp using conventional coin dies. Iridium, unlike gold and silver, is hard & brittle.
So, all that being said, anyone else interested in this? I'm not asking for any contractual commitments or anything. I'm just curious if theres anyone else that has some interest in iridium as a coin or at worst, a blank.