Media Release: World’s Largest Coin Embarks on European Tour

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Friday 17 January 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

 WORLD’S LARGEST COIN EMBARKS ON EUROPEAN TOUR

The largest coin in the world will travel from Australia to Europe as part of a promotional tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Program.

Crafted by The Perth Mint - Australia’s specialist precious metals mint - this Guinness World Record holding masterpiece is the biggest, heaviest and undoubtedly the most valuable gold bullion coin in existence.

Tipping the scales at a massive one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, the monumental coin measures 80 centimetres in diameter and more than 12 centimetres deep.

Featuring a design created by Dr Stuart Devlin AO CMG, goldsmith and jeweller to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the coin depicts a bounding red kangaroo surrounded by rays of sunlight.

The colossal Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin will make four rare appearances across Europe before returning to its home Down Under.

 

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VIENNA

Kunsthistorisches Museum Burgring 5, A-1010 Vienna

21 to 24 January 2014
MUNICH

Pro Aurum Joseph-Wild-Str.12, 81825 Munich

27 and 28 January 2014
STUTTGART

Baden-Württembergische Bank Konigstr. 3, 70173 Stuttgart

29 to 4 February 2014
BERLIN Estrel Hotel & Convention Centre Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin 7 to 9 February 2014

 

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Ed Harbuz, reveals that Europe is the Mint’s number one investment market and a natural choice for the promotional tour.

“Working with some of our leading distributors, we’re delighted to showcase the centrepiece of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Program across the region,” he said.

To mark these rare appearances, The Perth Mint has released a limited edition 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Gold Bullion Tribute Coin, replicating the design of its supersized companion.

Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in bullion quality, the tribute coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, and is restricted to a mintage of only 65,000.

Investors and collectors in Australia and Asia can purchase this historic piece from www.perthmintbullion.com, while purchasers in Europe and American can secure the coin from selected coin dealers.

Visit www.1tonnegoldcoin.com for full exhibition details, coin display times, imagery and distributor details.

View the behind the scenes video of the making of the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin and the Australian Kangaroo 2014 1oz Gold Bullion Tribute Coin at The Perth Mint’s YouTube channel http://youtu.be/-PzQZaw41uc

 

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For further information:
Alexandra Lucchesi, Public Relations Manager, The Perth Mint
Telephone +61 (0)423 853 399 Email alexandra.lucchesi@perthmint.com.au

Makeila Ellis, Media and Events Officer, The Perth Mint
Telephone +61 8 9421 720 Email makeila.ellis@perthmint.com.au