ROYAL CANADIAN MINT HAS GIVEN RARITY TO OPULENCE COLLECTION FEATURING BEAUTIFUL PINK DIAMONDS FROM ARGYLE MINE

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 6, 2022 / PRNewswire/ – Today, the Royal Canadian Mint launched the Collection of opulence, exclusive numismatic masterpieces of exceptional craftsmanship featuring some of the world’s most rare gemstones: pink diamonds from the famous Argyle mine. These gems are the flagship of pure gold and platinum pieces that truly redefine the rarity. This new collection, whose highlight is the unique piece shinea one kilogram piece in pure platinum with a pink diamond, was announced today at the Art Gallery ofOttawa.

“The Royal Canadian Mint’s reputation for making coins of exceptional sophistication and artistry is recognized by collectors around the world,” he said. Mary Lemay, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Canadian Mint. “Celebrating the talent and imagination of our employees through precious metals and fine art is our passion, but also our trademark. We are proud to be our new Collection of opulence It raises our tradition of excellence to a new level. “


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To inaugurate this new exclusive collection, La Monnaie has teamed up with House of Heffel fine art auction for sale shinethe most prestigious centerpiece of the collection. It will be offered at a live auction on May 31, 2022.

“Heffel House is honored to offer collectors the opportunity to capture this rare and unique treasure, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint and Argyle Mine,” he said. David Heffelpresident of House of Heffel fine art auction. “The Summum coin is a true work of art, and its intricate design and surprising beauty will undoubtedly attract the attention of collectors and avid enthusiasts around the world.”

Collectors interested in bidding on shine Possible register at auction at House of Heffel.

About Opulence Collection

Ang abundant collection, presenting pink diamond coins for the first year, is the result of an impressive partnership between the Royal Canadian Mint and Crossworks Manufacturing, a Canadian company and authorized partner of Argyle Pink Diamonds. Since the closure of Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in 2020, pink diamonds decorated with pure gold and platinum pieces are among the rarest in the world, making the pieces truly unique.

“This limited edition collaboration is truly unique because of the rarity, value and artistry it has displayed, we are so proud to be a part of this story,” he said. Patrick CoppensGeneral Manager Sales and Marketing at Rio Tinto Diamonds.

“It’s an opportunity to tell the story of a proud craft, where Canadian craft makes innovations that will be sought after around the world,” he said. Father ArielExecutive Director of Sales and Operations of Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd.

Pink diamond coins, issued in very small quantities, are as follows:

shine : 99.95% Pure Platinum Kilo Coin, $ 2,500 – Worldwide Manufacture of One
ningning : 10 oz. 99.95% Pure Platinum Coin, $ 1,250 – Worldwide Mintage of Lima
luxury : 2 oz. 99.95% pure platinum coin, $ 350 – Worldwide money making 30
Jewel: 1 oz Pure Gold Coin, $ 200 – Worldwide Making 400

The exclusive numismatic works of art Collection of opulence can be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at 1-800-267-1871 at Canadaat 1-800-268-6468 in the United States, or at www.mint.ca. Kunming Diamonds is the world’s leading distributor of products Collection of opulence.

For a detailed overview of Collection of opulencevisit the website www.mint.ca/opulence. Photos and videos of stunning pink diamond pieces are available here.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the mining and distribution of circulation coins in Canada. It is one of the largest and most versatile mining establishments in the world, offering a wide range of high quality mining products and related services worldwide. For more information about the Royal Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca. Follow the Royal Mint on Twitter, Facebook at instagram.

About House of Heffel fine art auction

Since 1978, the House of Heffel has allowed avid collectors around the world to acquire extraordinary works of art, whose sales have reached three-quarters of a billion dollars. In the offices of Toronto, VancouverMontreal, Ottawa at Calgaryang House of Heffel has the most experienced team of art specialists in Canadaand provide excellent customer service to sellers and buyers around the world.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a mining and metallurgical company located in 35 countries around the world. Our goal is to produce materials that are essential to human development. Our four product categories serve this goal: Aluminum, Copper, Minerals and Iron Ore. These are complemented by our Security, Technical and Projects, Strategy and Development, and Commercial units, as well as our service and support functions.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT OPULENCE COLLECTION

PURE GOLD COIN, $ 200 – JEWEL

In every part Jewel is made from 1 oz of 99.99% pure gold. Inspired by architectural elements, the opposite of it, designed by Canadian artists Simon Ng, featuring a wreath of Art Deco motifs surrounding the central cherry blossom, whose petals are decorated with swirls. The engraved art features five bright bright grade pink diamonds with a total weight of 0.06 carats (ctw). Each is placed by hand in an ornament encrusted with rose gold and encrusted with platinum, made by Beverly Hills Jewelers. The obverse features a field motif inspired by cherry blossom petals on the back, and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Susanna Blunt. Limited to one print run of 400 copies worldwide, per coin Jewel sells for $ 12,999.95.

$ 99.95 PURE PLATINUM COIN, $ 350 – FAST

The room luxury is made from 2 oz. 99.95% pure platinum, a precious metal even rarer than gold. Designed by Simon Ng, it features an exquisite cherry blossom in reverse surrounded by a wreath of lush flowers and filigree vines. The engraved artwork of this 42mm piece is enhanced by 30 bright bright grade pink diamonds (0.34ct) hand set in a rose gold plated and platinum cast ornament, made by Beverly Hills Jewelers. Rare diamonds glow from the center of the flower to the pink gold plated beads. The obverse features a cherry blossom field design and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Susanna Blunt. Limited to a print run of 30 worldwide, per piece luxury sells for $ 54,999.95.

$ 1,250 99.95% PURE PLATINUM COIN – SPLENDOR

This creation was designed by Simon Ng is the very first 10 oz coin made of 99.95% pure platinum. Its back is decorated with an intricately carved cherry blossom surrounded by delicate lace of vines and covered with intricate latticework. Set with ornaments made by Beverly Hills Jewelers, 64 vivid fancy grade pink diamonds (1.2 ct) add sparkle to the lattice that adorns this 76.25mm piece. The obverse features a vine motif and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Susanna Blunt. This luxury collector’s item, ningningavailable in only five copies worldwide, retails for $ 253,999.95.

$ 2,500 99.95% PURE PLATINUM COIN – TOP

This unique masterpiece is the main piece of the collection Abundance. It is also the first 99.95% pure platinum one kilogram coin. Polished to perfection, the piece shine featuring a reverse designed by a Canadian artist Derek Wicks enlivening the beauty of cherry blossoms on a 101.6mm canvas. A total of 462 bright bright grade pink diamonds (6.5ctw) from the Argyle mine were hand-set in a rose gold plated and platinum cast ornament, made by Beverly Hills Jewelers.

These precious ornaments on the back of the coin add sparkle to the pink gold cord and to the petals of more than twenty flowers, including the central flower, which come together to form a stunning bouquet with a diamond. The obverse features a cherry blossom field design and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Susanna Blunt.

This exceptional piece is exclusively available during a auction organized by House of Heffel fine art auction May 31, 2022.

Photos and a video collection Abundance is available here.

The exclusive numismatic work of art of the collection Abundance can be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at 1-800-267-1871 at Canadaat 1-800-268-6468 in the United States, or at www.mint.ca. Kunming Diamonds is the world’s leading distributor of Opulence Collection products.

Media requested to contact: Royal Canadian Mint, Alex ReevesSenior Director, Public Affairs, 613-884-6370, reeves@mint.ca; House of Heffel Fine Art Auction, Rebecca Rykiss, National Director, Brand and Communications, 416-961-6505 ext. 323, rebecca@heffel.com; Rio Tinto, Simon LetendreDirector, Media Relations – Canada at Americas, 514-796-4973, media.enquiries@riotinto.com

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