If you think about it technically, a coin is supposed to be circular. However, showing us that pennies too can be shaped like diamonds is the Royal Canadian Mint. From unveiling glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs to a 3D Optimus Prime coin, the corporation has now moved to the making of the world’s first diamond-imbued, diamond-shaped silver coin. Yes, that’s right!
Created in collaboration with Crossworks Manufacturing and Forevermark diamonds, the special coin features 3 oz. of 99.999% pure silver along with a portrait of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II made by artist Susanna Blunt. The exclusive currency is adorned with a 0.20-carat square-cut diamond, one of the last gems to be mined from the now closed Victor Mine in Northern Ontario.
As per the Royal Canadian Mint, the diamond-shaped coin took over one year to manufacture, considering its ingenious design and make. Only 700 pieces of the currency are made available, with each currently on sale for a price of $1,499 CAD (approximately $1,122 USD). The corporation has also launched the 2020 $50, $20, $10 and $3 Fine Silver Coin versions along with a crystal-enhanced 2020 $5 Fine Silver Coin and a 2020 Special Wrap Roll Collection this month. Well, if you’re a collector, you certainly cannot miss out on these beauties!