This entire 'platinum coin' discussion was a bit surreal. I was entirely disappointed with many of the arguments in favor of it.
Be prepared to hear very conflicting views of the economy and the monetary system from various and so-called 'authoratative' sources. Especially unsupported assertions and somewhat hysterical forecasts of doom and gloom, and just blatant talking of books.
The worst thing we have to fear is fear-mongering from those who lust for power.
If gold does get hit in a panic sell off due to the debt ceiling impasse, it could be a spectacular longer term addition to a portfolio. It may not, as it is hard to tell how this will unfold at the moment. There may be a sell off and then a flight to quality. These markets are no longer reliable indicators and reflections of reality except for the long term.
I own no miners at this time. To me that is owning bullion with leverage. There will be a time for that.
The fog of currency war is descending.