3 Australian coins just sold for $1.8 million

The Trilogy Collection coins. Image: Perth Mint

A set of three gold and platinum Australian coins, set with coloured diamonds, has just sold for $1.8 million.

The Perth Mint’s Australian Trilogy coin collection is a combination of precious metals and rare natural fancy coloured diamonds from the Argyle Diamond Mine in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia.

“This coveted collection of diamond studded gold and platinum coins has raised the bar on the concept of ‘unique collectable’, exemplifying the quality craftsmanship for which The Perth Mint and Argyle Pink Diamonds are renowned,” says Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes.

The coins, which were unveiled last month, were sold via Singapore-based Glajz-THG Pte Ltd to an anonymous collector in Asia.

Glajz-THG is a joint venture between John Glajz and the public listed company The Hour Glass Ltd, specialising in rare gemstones and luxury jewellery.

“The prompt sale of The Australian Trilogy again highlights the premium collectors place on exclusive items,” Hayes said.

The Australian Trilogy 2017 1 Kilogram Collection will remain on display in The Perth Mint Shop in Hay Street, East Perth, until the end of this month.

One of the three coins. Image: Perth Mint