The Hope Diamond 2oz Silver Proof Out of stock

THE HOPE DIAMOND 2oz SILVER PROOF

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The Hope Diamond 2oz Silver Proof

The second issue of a new unique series “Most Famous Diamonds” with a new technology dedicated to the great diamonds of the world. The Hope Diamond has a long and intriguing history. A replica has been inserted into a 2oz pure .999 silver coin. The coin is housed in an elegant box with certificate. Limited mintage of 999 pcs worldwide.

The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, with ownership records dating back almost four centuries. Its much-admired rare blue color is due to trace amounts of boron atoms. Weighing 45.52 carats, its exceptional size has revealed new findings about the formation of gemstones. The jewel is believed to have originated in India, and is known to have been cut from the French Blue (Le bleu de France), presented to King Louis XIV. It acquired its name when it appeared in the catalogue of a gem collection owned by a London banking family called Hope in 1839. Now it’s on display at Washington’s National Museum of Natural History.

Specification

  • Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Mintage: 999
  • Diameter: 50mm
  • Weight: 62.2g (2oz)
  • Highlights: replica of the Hope Diamond is embedded

Reverse

The coins reverse itself is a complex design depicting the French gem merchant Jean Baptiste Tavernier who purchased the diamond in 1666 (and so became known as the as the The Tavernier Blue). This was then cut to yield the French Blue (Le bleu de France). On the right (in a cameo) is King Louis XIV, the monarch (also known as the Sun King), who purchashed the cut gem. The background is filled with pins of light representing the way a diamond sparkles, along with an insert of a map of India raised slightly as the country of the gems origin. At the top is an inscription giving the series name and the coin subject. At the bottom is the diamonds weight. & In the centre sits a large crystal replica of the Hope Diamond.

Obverse

The obverse carries the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

Presented in a high quality, sturdy coloured box complete with Certificate of Authenticty.

Non European Union Buyers

All pricing includes Euro Zone VAT (sales tax) of 20%. If you reside outside of the Euro Zone VAT will be deducted once your full shipping address is entered into the checkout page. Non-European Union Price is £118.33. Please see here for regions we ship to outside of the UK.

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