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The Jewelled Koi: Pure Gold Coin Makes a Splash

Two stunning 18-karat gold koi swim across the face of the newest 3D “Jewelled” coin in the Perth Mint’s Masterpieces collection. A coveted addition to any gold coin collection, the Jewelled Koi boasts a total of 162 white, golden, and Argyle pink diamonds, and 10 ounces of 99.99% pure gold.

The Jewelled Koi of 2022 is the fifth addition to the highly collectible bullion coins in the Perth Mint Masterpieces series. It follows the 2018 Jewelled Phoenix, 2019 Jewelled Dragon, 2020 Jewelled Tiger, and 2021 Jewelled Horse.

Originally priced at $262,800 AUD, the Jewelled Koi was released as a limited run of eight coins in March of 2022. It quickly sold out, making it even more rare and desirable to collectors.

2022 Jewelled Koi Coin Specifications

On the reverse side, this proof-quality Perth Mint bullion coin displays two 3D golden fish, the Chinese character for “koi,” and an inscription in English reading “The Jewelled Koi.”

The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, the monetary denomination, and the year 2022.

  • Only 8 coins minted worldwide
  • Face value of $2,500 (AUD)
  • Measures 61 mm (2.4 inches) across
  • Contains 10 oz of 99.99% pure gold bullion
  • Includes 78 Argyle pink diamonds
  • Includes 80 white diamonds
  • Includes 4 golden diamonds
  • Total diamond weight of 2.52 carats
  • Displayed in a luxury cabinet-style case

A Unique Gold Coin Collection Addition

According to the Perth Mint, the koi is widely regarded as good luck for wealth, marriage, and fertility. Koi have been carefully bred for many years to produce “living jewel” fish stock.

The restricted production of the Jewelled Koi coin is significant to those interested in Chinese culture, as eight is viewed as the luckiest number by many in that country.

Collectors should also note that this coin is pavé-set with pink diamonds from the now-depleted Argyle mine in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

Each coin is housed in a luxury double-door cabinet case, festooned with diamonds and 18k gold accents, truly making the Jewelled Koi a coin enthusiast’s delight.


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