Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Perth Mint unveils million dollar coin featuring Argyle red diamond - Kimberley Treasure

The $1 million Kimberley Treasure coin was struck by The Perth Mint from one kilogram of 99.99 per cent pure gold, and features an image of a red kangaroo holding a radiant 0.54 carat red gemstone between its front paws.

Called the 'Kimberley Treasure' prospective buyers will be able to view the coin until late August.
"The Kimberley Treasure is the only coin in the world to feature a radiant red diamond from the Argyle Diamond Mine," Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes told people gathered at the Mint for the coin's release.

Apart from its status as a one-off collector's item, the coin is also legal tender in Australia.