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Rare coin features Argyle pink diamonds

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The Perth Mint is offering a limited-edition coin – the Jewelled Koi – that highlights the exceptional beauty of Australia’s coveted Argyle pink diamonds. 

Described as one of The Perth Mint’s most luxurious coins launched to date, the Jewelled Koi is part of the group’s Masterpieces Series and is the fifth annual release from a range of diamond-studded coins, namely Jewelled Phoenix, Dragon, Tiger, and Horse coins – all sought after by enthusiasts all over the world. 

This is also the first time that a Perth Mint coin features pavé set white diamonds and ultra-rare Argyle Pink Diamonds. There are only eight of these coins available at AU$262,800 each. 

Jane King, acting CEO of The Perth Mint, expects the Jewelled Koi series to sell out as interest in the organisation’s minted offerings continued to soar, adding that sales of gold minted products in 2021 were the highest in a decade. 

Neil Vance, The Perth Mint general manager, Minted Products, said the closure of Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in 2020 further bolstered demand for pink diamonds. 

“The Jewelled Koi is struck from 10oz of 99.99 per cent pure gold in proof quality, with no less than 78 pink diamonds from the Argyle mine and 80 fine white diamonds per unit – making these coins an incredibly attractive keepsake for premium coin collectors,” said Vance. 

According to the Perth Mint, the koi is widely considered to be a lucky omen for marriage, fertility, prosperity and wealth, with just eight coins produced in the series, as eight is the luckiest number in Chinese culture.

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