2018 Rare Earth 5oz Silver High Relief Patina Coin

Blending some of the world’s oldest and rarest elements The Perth Mint has applied its expertise to present a magnificent example of its artistry.

Born of supernovas, precious metals such as silver were present in the cloud of galactic dust that coalesced to create our solar system. A supernova occurs during the final stages of a star’s life cycle and culminates in an explosion of titanic proportions.

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Rare and brilliant, diamonds have been a source of intense fascination for centuries. After forming billions of years ago they remained deep in the Earth’s mantle before being catapulted closer to the surface by rapidly ascending streams of molten volcanic rock.

The unique and naturally coloured golden diamond featured in this coin, aged at 1.6 billion years, has been extracted from the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley region.

Sculpted in pure silver, the coin’s reverse depicts an artistic representation of a star exploding into a supernova with a handset golden diamond at its centre. The design includes an interpretation of lava flowing from a volcano and forming the layers of the Argyle Diamond Mine, representing the origin of the precious jewel. The design also incorporates the inscription RARE EARTH and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

This unique 5oz coin is limited to just 1,000 coins and is housed in a special black presentation box that opens from the centre to reveal the coin and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Coin Highlights:

  • Coin features a handset golden diamond (carat 0.035)
  • Individually oxidised to give a unique patina finish
  • Strictly limited mintage of 1,000 coins worldwide
  • Australian legal tender
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Country Of Issue Australia
Year 2018
Denomination $8
Metal Type Silver
Weight (g) 155.533
Purity (%) 99.99
Diameter (mm) 55.50
Mintage 1,000