Wed. Nov 25th, 2020

Royal Canadian Mint just launched the world’s first diamond-shaped coin [photos]

The first-ever collectable coin in the 3D shape of a real cut diamond is the latest to be released from The South African Gold Coin Exchange and The Scoin Shop.

royal canadian mint just launched the worlds first diamond shaped coin photos - Royal Canadian Mint just launched the world’s first diamond-shaped coin [photos]

Coin collectors, diamond enthusiasts and investors can add some sparkle to 2020 with the latest release from The South African Gold Coin Exchange and The Scoin Shop.

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Pure Gold Diamond Shaped Coin: Forevermark Diamond

The glittering coin from The Royal Canadian Mint reinvents the traditional coin with the first-ever collectable in the 3D shape of a real cut diamond.

According to a press release, this is the world’s debut, pure gold, diamond-shaped coin and features a 0.2-carat diamond embedded on one of the coin’s engraved facets. Getting the right shape, size, and angles was an arduous undertaking and meant that this unique collector’s piece was more than a year in the making. The Mint’s team overcame many challenges to flawlessly strike this dramatically contoured coin and produce a luxury collectable that is also a unique engineering feat.

Rael Demby, CEO of The South African Gold Coin Exchange and The Scoin Shop says: “This showpiece gold coin is the height of refined luxury and is a true reflection of Canadian innovation and craftsmanship and celebrates the beauty of Canadian diamonds”.

The Royal Canadian Mint is responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins, and  Demby adds that “ We enjoy a  well established and exclusive relationship with this mint which is recognised as one of the largest and most versatile in the world”.

More than two sides to a coin

The coin breaks the mould to prove there can be more than two sides to a coin. With a total of 99 minted worldwide, this is a very limited release making it rare and extremely collectable. The 2020 $500 (R8 143) Pure Gold Diamond Shaped Coin: Forevermark Diamond is the latest release from The South African Gold Coin Exchange and The Scoin Shop.

Also read: A special coin made in tribute to the multiple Grammy-winning singer, Elton John is now available in South Africa.

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