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Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

The Perth Mint has showcased the breathtaking Kimberley sunset on a limited-edition pink gold coin featuring a dazzling Argyle pink diamond.

Struck from 22-carat 91.67% pink gold in proof quality, this precious metal collectable contains 2oz of pure gold and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Each coin incorporates a superbly hand set Argyle pink diamond of between 0.035 and 0.040 carats.

The stunning wilderness of the Kimberley, located in the far north of Western Australia, is famous for its spectacular sunsets which ignite the evening sky with vivid pink, orange, red, purple and blue hues.

The image of the ancient boab tree lit up by the setting sun is synonymous with the region’s landscape; and with Argyle pink diamonds formed more than a billion years ago beneath these majestic trees, these two elements formed the creative inspiration behind the exceptional artistry of this release.

perth_pink_gold“As one of Australia’s most incredible natural treasures, the Kimberley attracts visitors from every corner of the globe and we’re delighted to showcase this magical area on a Perth Mint coin,” said Perth Mint Sales and Marketing Director, Ron Currie.

“This luxurious item, complete with one of the rarest diamonds in the world, is sure to attract substantial interest from investors, collectors and diamond experts alike,” he continued.

The reverse of the coin portrays a boab tree amid a Kimberley landscape at sunset. An Argyle pink diamond embedded near the horizon represents the setting sun. The design also includes the inscription KIMBERLEY SUNSET, the 2015 year-date, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

“The Kimberley Sunset Coin sets a new benchmark in limited edition craftsmanship. The combination of a specially minted coin featuring a rare Argyle pink diamond makes for a timeless and beautiful collectable,” said Josephine Johnson, Manager Argyle Pink Diamonds.

Priced at $8,880.00, The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the 2015 Kimberley Sunset 2oz Pink Gold Proof High Relief Coin in individual designer packaging, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Order the 2015 Kimberley Sunset 2oz Pink Gold Proof High Relief Coin at The Perth Mint on toll free 1800 098 817 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International), or visit www.perthmint.com.au The coin is also available from authorised coin dealers and participating Argyle Pink Diamonds Select Ateliers, including The Perth Mint Shop located at 310 Hay Street, East Perth.

Learn about more of The Perth Mint’s collector coins on blog.perthmint.com.au or follow The Perth Mint on Twitter @perthmint

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The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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