Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Perth Mint unveils 'Australian Trilogy' Coins

The Australian Trilogy is comprised of three coins struck from gold, platinum and rose gold, with each featuring a different native animal. Each of the one-kilogram coins is also hand set with a natural fancy coloured diamond from Rio Tinto's Argyle mine. One coin, crafted from 99.99 per cent pure gold, depicts two kookaburras on a wooden fence looking at a 0.47 carat round brilliant cut fancy deep purple-pink diamond. The kangaroo coin, crafted from 99.95 per cent pure platinum, shows the marsupial in an outback plain with a 0.46 carat emerald-cut fancy dark grey-violet diamond.
The 91.7% rose gold koala coin depicts the animal beneath a eucalyptus tree beside a 0.58-carat emerald-cut fancy intense pink diamond. The Perth Mint will only ever release one of The Australian Trilogy 2017 Collection. It is expected to sell for over $ 1.8m