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 pinks, oranges, reds, purples and blues, 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 incredible 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.
Beneath these ancient boab trees in the heart of the East Kimberley in Western Australia’s far north, the world’s rarest diamonds were formed more than a billion years ago. Argyle Pink Diamonds are another Australian treasure, limited by nature and highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs. Each of the Kimberley Sunset coins incorporates a superbly hand set Argyle Pink Diamond.
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, and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 440 of the 2015 Kimberley Sunset 2oz Pink Gold Proof High Relief Coin in individual designer packaging.
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 obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
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.
Each coin is housed in a black designer case, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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