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The Perth Mint’s Kimberley Treasure sells within 48 hours of unveiling
Is the world’s first coin featuring a rare red diamond from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine
By: Diamond World News Service
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Jul 20 2016 12:47PM
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Rio Tinto announced the sale of the world’s first coin featuring a rare red diamond from its Argyle Diamond Mine. The coin named The Perth Mint’s Kimberley Treasure, sold within 48 hours of its unveiling. It a million dollar coin made out of one kilogram of 99.99% fine gold and features a radiant cut 0.54 carat Argyle red diamond.

The coin was bought by Tiara Gems and Jewellery, a Dubai-based company specializing in rare and important fancy colour diamonds, unique collectibles and heirloom pieces of jewellery. Mr Ashish Vijay Jain, Founder and Chairman of Tiara Gems and Jewellery said “We are excited and privileged to add the Kimberley Treasure to our international collection of one-of-a-kind pieces”. The Kimberley Treasure will be exhibited at the Perth Mint until 14 August.

Simon Trott, Managing director of Rio Tinto Diamonds said, “We are delighted with the sale of the Mint’s Kimberley Treasure. We have seen and continue to see, strong demand from this high end of the luxury market. The coveted Kimberley Treasure speaks the language of exclusivity, desirability and collectability.”

The Perth Mint has worked in collaboration with Mr John Glajz, an Authorised Partner of Argyle Pink Diamonds, to create a number of special gold and pink diamond ingots and coins during the past five years, which have been in strong demand from investors, collectors and diamond experts.

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