New Issue: Perth Mint ingots put Pink Panther, pink diamonds in spotlight

Discerning collectors can now capture the Pink Panther in pure platinum or pink gold with his hands on a rare pink diamond from Rio Tinto’s famed Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia’s east Kimberley region.

The Pink Panther made his debut in the 1964 self-titled comedy-mystery film. The famed feline proved so popular—accompanied by Henry Marcini’s Grammy Award-winning theme music—that a series of theatrical cartoon shorts fashioned The Pink Panther Show, subsequent box office movies and a range of memorabilia. The latest collector’s items include a trio of limited-edition ingots issued by the Perth Mint.

“Working with Metro Goldwyn Mayer to produce this licensed product range, which also features some of the world’s rarest coloured diamonds, the ingot collection is sure to impress Pink Panther enthusiasts,” said Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes, who added the trio of limited-edition ingots offers collectors and Pink Panther aficionados an “exciting new way to own a precious keepsake of this beloved character.”

A total of 35 one-ounce platinum ingots were issued by the Perth Mint this month.

Struck from one ounce of 99.95 per cent pure platinum as well as one ounce and 10 ounces of 91.67 per cent pink gold, the reverse of each ingot captures the mischievous and nonchalant nature of the svelte cat as he is poised to pluck a stunning handset Argyle pink diamond from its display plinth. The playful artistry shows the tail of the Pink Panther wrap around the ingot to appear on the obverse, where a second pink diamond is embedded and surrounded by a sculptured gemstone amid a trail of paw prints and star bursts.

Only 35 one-ounce platinum ingots and 300 one-ounce pink gold ingots will be released this month while eight 10-ounce pink gold ingots will be issued in May.

One ounce pink gold One ounce platinum
Argyle pink diamonds 0.08 carats 0.08 carats
Diamond clarity SIAV SIAV
Diamond quality Fancy pink/fancy purplish pink Fancy intense/vivid purplish pink
Pink gold 1 Troy ounce 1 Troy ounce
Fineness 91.67 per cent 99.95 per cent
Minimum weight 31.104 grams 31.104 grams
Maximum dimensions 41.60 mm by 24.60 mm 41.60 mm by 24.60 mm
Maximum thickness 4 mm 4 mm
Maximum mintage 300 35

To complement the precocious panther, each ingot is housed in a transparent replica diamond embedded inside a luxurious black presentation case.

Collectors and Pink Panther fans can secure these individual ingots from the mint’s online store at perthmint.com.

Leave a Reply

Keep up to date with the numismatic community

Sign up to receive our newsletter.

Canadian Coin News

Canada

Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $47.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.