The Jewelled

HORSE

ARGILE PINK

DIAMOND

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THE JEWELLED HORSE
2021 10oz Gold Proof Coin
VITALITY. POWER. NOBILITY.

 

The Jewelled Horse is The Perth Mint’s most prestigious release of the year. In common with similarly magnificent and rare pieces celebrating animals significant in Chinese culture (2018 Phoenix, 2019 Dragon and 2020 Tiger), the new coin combines the incontestable beauty of pure gold and Argyle pink diamonds in the numismatic embodiment of equine vitality, power and nobility.

 


Scenic Chinese Design
Crafted from 10oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin’s reverse artistry portrays a branch of Jasmine flowers and undulating countryside with nearby hills topped by pagodas. As well as the Chinese character for horse, which is derived from a pictogram of a standing horse with a flowing mane, it also incorporates the inscription JEWELLED HORSE and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

 


Jewelled Horse
The coin’s pièce de résistance is a dazzling 18-carat rose gold representation of a rearing horse, pavé-set with 169 specially selected Fancy Intense, Vivid Pink and Purplish Pink Argyle diamonds weighing 2.76 carats. Two golden coloured diamonds from the Argyle Diamond Mine represent the horse’s eyes.
Interest in these rare gems has soared to new heights since the famous mine in Western Australia closed its operations in November 2020.

Technical Specifications

  • Gold Content (Troy oz): 10

    • Fineness (% purity): 99.99

  • Rose Gold Content – Phoenix (Troy oz): 0.418*

    • Fineness (% purity): 75.35

  • Argyle Pink Diamonds (carat): 2.76ct**

    • Quality: Fancy Intense / Vivid Pink / Purplish Pink

  • Argyle Golden Diamonds (carat): 0.01ct

  • Monetary Denomination (AUD): 2,000

  • Minimum Gross Weight (g): 323.566

  • Maximum Diameter (mm): 61.00

  • Maximum Thickness Including the Horse (mm): 17.50

  • Maximum Mintage: 8

  • Designer: Aleysha Howarth

*Includes 12.59% Copper, 11.18% Silver and 0.88% Zinc

**Approximate total weight of diamonds