The mint’s one-kilo platinum coin expected to fetch pretty penny at auction

462 pink diamonds embellish the petals of dozens of flowers that converge into a central bloom

The Canadian Press, Ottawa

The Royal Canadian Mint is launching a collection of bejewelled coins, including a one-kilogram platinum piece adorned with hundreds of diamonds.

Called “The Ultimate,” the one-of-a-kind piece is headlining the mint’s new collection of gold and platinum coins featuring pink diamonds from the Argyle mine in western Australia.

Picture of “The Ultimate”

The “Ultimate,” which has a face value of $2,500, is made of 99.95 per cent pure platinum and has a rose-gold-plated rim.

The piece is engraved with a cherry blossom design by Canadian artist Derek Wicks.

A total of 462 pink diamonds embellish the petals of dozens of flowers that converge into a central bloom.

Toronto’s Heffel Fine Art Auction House estimates “The Ultimate” could fetch between $700,000 and $900,000 at a live sale on May 31.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 4, 2022.

Feature image – The Royal Canadian Mint is launching a collection of bejewelled coins, including a one-kilogram platinum piece adorned with pink diamonds. The one-of-a-kind coin, “The Ultimate,” has a face value of $2,500. But Toronto’s Heffel Fine Auction House estimates the coin could fetch between $700,000 and $900,000 at its live sale on May 31. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Royal Canadian Mint

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