“The Royal Canadian Mint is known to collectors around the world for making coins that demonstrate exceptional refinement and artistic skill,” said Marie Lemay, President of the Royal Canadian Mint. We know how to showcase our team’s talent and imagination through art and precious metals; this is not only our passion, but also our trademark. We are proud to see that our new Collection of opulence taking our tradition of excellence to another level. »
For the launch of this exclusive collection, the Mint partnered with the Heffel Auction House, which held the coin sale. shine, the most prestigious masterpiece in the collection. The auction will take place on May 31, 2022.
“It ‘s an honor for House of Heffelin partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint and the Argyle Mine, to offer collectors the opportunity to capture this rare and unique treasure, ”said David Heffel, President of House of Heffel auction. The room shine is a true work of art; its detailed pattern and compelling beauty will definitely attract avid admirers and collectors around the world. »
Collectors wishing to participate in the auction of the piece shine can register with House of Heffel.
About Collection of opulence
Ang collection Abundancefeaturing pink diamonds in its inaugural year, is the result of a special partnership between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian company Crossworks Manufacturing, an authorized partner of Argyle Pink Diamonds. Ever since closing Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in 2020, the pink diamonds decorated with pure gold or pure platinum pieces are one of the rarest in the world, making these pieces truly unique.
“This limited edition collaboration is truly exceptional for the rarity, its value and the artistry it displays,” said Patrick Coppens, general manager of sales and marketing at Rio Tinto Diamants. We are extremely proud to be a part of this story. »
“This is an opportunity to tell the story of proud craftsmanship, where Canadian craftsmanship makes some very rare innovations to be found around the world,” said Father Ariel, General Manager of Sales and Operations, Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd.
Released in very low labor, the pieces decorated with pink diamonds are as follows:
shine : $ 2,500 1kg 99.95% Pure Platinum Coin – Worldwide Manufacturing: 1
ningning : $ 1,250 10 oz. 99.95% Pure Platinum Coin – Worldwide Manufacture: 5
luxury : $ 350 2 oz. 99.95% Pure Platinum Coin – Worldwide Manufacture: 30
gem: $ 200 1 oz Pure Gold Coin – Worldwide Manufacture: 400
You can order exclusive numismatic works from Collection of opulence directly to the Mint at www.mint.cahttps: //mint.ca/store/template/home.jsp? lang = en_CA or by calling 1-800-267-1871 at Canada and 1-800-268-6468 in the United States. Kunming Diamonds is the world’s leading distributor of products Collection of opulence.
To learn more about Collection of opulence, visit www.mint.ca/opulence. Photos and videos of the pink diamond pieces can be found here.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the manufacture and distribution of circulation coins in Canada. Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world. It offers a full range of high quality specialty products and related services on an international scale. To learn more about Mint and its products and services, visit www.mint.ca. Follow the Mint on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
About House of Heffel auction
Since 1978, the House of Heffel brings together avid collectors from around the world around the rare works of art, on the occasion of sales totaling 750 million dollars to date. The offices of House of Heffel sa Toronto, VancouverMontreal, Ottawa at Calgary welcome to the most experienced team of art specialists in Canada and provide excellent customer service to both sellers and buyers worldwide.
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a mining and metallurgical company located in 35 countries. Its mission is to produce materials essential to human development. This mission revolves around four product groups: aluminum, copper, ore and iron ore. The company consists of Security, Technical Services and Projects, Strategy and Development, and Commercial Affairs teams, as well as support and service functions.
THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT OPULENCE COLLECTION
$ 200 PURE GOLD COIN – JEWEL
Each Jewel coin is struck from 1 oz of 99.99% pure gold. Inspired by architectural elements, the reverse design, by Canadian artist Simon Ng, features a ring of Art Deco-style motifs surrounding the central cherry blossom with petals decorated with scrolls. The engraving is decorated with five hot pink fancy diamonds with a total weight of 0.06 carats. Each diamond is hand-set with a rose gold-plated, platinum-cast embellishment made by Beverly Hills Jewelers. The obverse, decorated with a repeating motif inspired by cherry blossom petals on the reverse, features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, according to Susanna Blunt. Produced in just 400 copies worldwide, the Jewel coin sells for $ 12,999.95.
$ 350 99.95% PURE PLATINUM COIN – FAST
The Faste coin is made of 2 oz of 99.95% pure platinum, a more rare precious metal than gold. The upside down design, the work of Simon Ng, features an exquisite cherry blossom surrounded by a ring of lush flowers and filigree vines. The engraving of this 42mm piece is enhanced by 30 hot pink fancy diamonds (total weight 0.34 carats) hand set in rose gold plated and decorated with platinum, made by Beverly Hills Jewelers. These rare diamonds shine from the center of the flower to the pink gold cord. The obverse, decorated with a recurring cherry blossom motif, features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, according to Susanna Blunt. Limited to only 30 copies worldwide, the Faste coin sells for $ 54,999.95.
$ 1,250 99.95% PURE PLATINUM COIN – SPLENDOR
This work by Simon Ng is Mint’s first 10 oz 99.95% pure platinum coin. The reverse design features the delicate workmanship of the cherry blossom, surrounded by a delicate web of vines and surrounded by a detailed trellis. Visible in embellishments made by Beverly Hills Jewelers, 64 hot pink fancy diamonds (total 1.2 carats) add sparkle to the lattice that adorns this 76.25mm piece. The obverse, decorated with a recurring motif of vines, features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, according to Susanna Blunt. Limited to 5 copies worldwide, this luxury collector’s item sells for $ 253,999.95.
$ 2,500 99.95% PURE PLATINUM COIN – ULTIMATE
This unique masterpiece is the main piece of the Opulence collection. It is also the first 99.95% pure platinum one kilogram Mint coin. Polished to perfection for a proof finish, this 101.6mm coin features a reverse design designed by Canadian artist Derek Wicks that captures the beauty of cherry blossoms. A total of 462 hot pink fancy diamonds (with a total weight of 6.5 carats) from the Argyle mine are hand set in rose gold plated and platinum cast embellishment, made by Beverly Hills Jewelers.
These precious stone encrustations on the reverse of the piece add sparkle to the rose gold-plated cord and to the petals of more than twenty flowers, including one in the middle, that come together to form a stunning bouquet with diamonds. -studded. The obverse, decorated with a recurring cherry blossom motif, features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, according to Susanna Blunt.
The only way to get this extraordinary piece is to participate in an auction held at House of Heffel May 31, 2022.
Photos and videos from the Opulence collection can be found
Exclusive numismatic works from the Opulence collection can be ordered directly from the Mint at www.mint.ca or by calling 1-800-267-1871 at Canada and 1-800-268-6468 in the United States. Kunming Diamonds is the world’s leading distributor of Opulence Collection products.
Origin Royal Canadian Mint
For more information: Royal Canadian Mint, Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, 613-884-6370, [email protected]; Heffel Auction House, Rebecca Rykiss, National Director, Branding and Communications, 416-961-6505 ext. 323, [email protected]; Rio Tinto, Simon Letendre, Director, Media-Canada and the Americas, 514-796-4973, [email protected]