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"Each of the 2015 limited edition Kimberley Sunset coins incorporates a superbly hand set Argyle pink diamond and will make for a timeless and beautiful collectable."
Michael Neuman, Director, Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier.
In far north Western Australia lies the stunning wilderness known as the Kimberley. This vast and complex outback region encompasses ancient gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, incredible rock formations, white sandy beaches, pockets of lush rainforest, and a wide variety of wildlife.
Famous for its spectacular sunsets which ignite the evening sky with vivid pink, orange, red, purple and blue hues, the Kimberley attracts visitors from every corner of the globe, who travel far and wide to experience the magic of one of Australia’s most stunning natural treasures.
The image of a boab tree lit up by the setting sun is synonymous with this region’s landscape. The iconic boab tree is a unique symbol of the area, with some growing to more than 1,500 years old. In the fading outback light, these majestic trees are truly something to behold.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 22-carat (91.67%) pink gold in proof quality, the coin contains 2oz of pure gold and an Argyle pink diamond of between 0.035 and 0.040 carats.
The coin’s reverse depicts a boab tree amid a Kimberley landscape at sunset. An Argyle pink diamond embedded near the horizon represents the setting sun. The design includes the inscription KIMBERLEY SUNSET, the 2015 year-date, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 440 of the Kimberley Sunset 2015 2oz Pink Gold Proof High Relief Coin in this packaging, from a maximum mintage of 500.
Each coin is housed in a black designer case, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Gold Content (Troy oz)||2|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||500|
|Fineness (% purity)||91.67 (8.33% Copper)|
|Argyle Pink Diamond (carat)||0.035 - 0.040|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||67.886|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||36.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||6.60|