In a show of just how powerful and bold the modern world coin market has become, the Perth Mint of Australia has release a 3-coin trilogy made of precious metals and rare Argyle pink diamonds for the astonishing price of $1.8 Million Australian dollars (~US$1.36 Million).
The press release is published below, but the interesting storyhere lies is what exactly this experimental release means for the world-wide coin market as a whole. Each coin is struck from one-kilogram (35.274 ounces). One each in Gold, Platinum and Rose gold featuring a Kookaburra, Kangaroo and Koala, respectively. It’s an interestingexperiment and we look forward to reader comments on the practicality and, perhaps,audacity of this new release.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE PERTH MINT
THE AUSTRALIAN TRILOGY
CONVERGENCE OF COLOUR AND LIGHT
MINTAGE OF ONE | PRICED AT $1.8MILLION
The Perth Mint is proud to present The Australian Trilogy an exclusive three-coin collection uniting the natural treasures from two Western Australian icons, Argyle Pink Diamonds and The Perth Mint.
The convergence of precious metals and the rarest pink and violet diamonds in this prestigious release are a tribute to Western Australia’s unique heritage and the crafting of these treasures by The Perth Mint and Argyle Pink Diamonds.
The Mint’s most precious of metals gold, platinum and rose gold form three spectacular one kilo Australian legal tender coins. Portraying some of our most beloved fauna, the kookaburra, kangaroo and koala, these striking coins become masterpieces with the hand setting of three significant coloured diamonds exclusively sourced from the Argyle Diamond Mine.
With a mintage of just one, The Australian Trilogy is a one-of-a-kind collection and an iconic piece of history that will be treasured for generations.
This special edition is available for sale for the RRP of $1.8 million and will be on display in The Perth Mint Shop throughout June*.
For more information please visit The Perth Mint Shop at 310 Hay Street, East Perth or call +61 8 9421 7376.
*Unless sold prior.