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Australia 2016-P Kimberley Sunrise $500 2 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof Piedfort with Genuine Kimberly Diamond Gemstone - MINTAGE 500

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Unbelievable investment potential - the impressive Kimberley Sunrise 2 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proofs is struck in ultra high relief, with a mintage limit of a mere 500, as a genuine diamond gemstone from the Kimberley region of Australia stands in for the sun and rises in the east!

Investment Opportunity!In the far north of Western Australia lies the unique desert wilderness of the Kimberley. Home to vast wildlife sanctuaries, spectacular gorges, crystal blue oceans, caves, and rock formations, it is a land of breathtaking contrasts. The Kimberley is host to some of the world’s most magnificent sunrises, which light the dawn sky with hues of radiant gold, bright orange, dark greys, and smoky purples. This spectacular light show illuminates the horizon with fiery luminance, providing a magical start to the day.

This impressive investment piece depicts the boab tree amid a Kimberley landscape at sunrise. The iconic boab tree, native to the Kimberley region, has a rotund base and a network of twisting branches. The image of these beautiful trees starkly back lit by the breathtaking sunrise at dawn has become symbolic of the area. A brilliant diamond embedded near the horizon stands in for the rising sun - and not just any diamond, but an Argyle White Diamond mined in Kimberley! The coin’s high relief devices are minted on concave surfaces to ensure that the optimal flow of metal is achieved by the strikes of the dies. Housed in an elaborate and sophisticated designer case, with a tiny mintage limit of just 500, this two troy ounce pure gold gem, struck in ultra high relief on a double-thick (piedfort) planchet will be the luminous centerpiece of your coin collection or numismatic portfolio!

Investment Note - With our significantly below issue, wholesale-direct price, you get instant appreciation on your investment! Don't wait until the golden beauty sells out at the Mint and we have to raise prices - get your Kimberley Sunrise Gold Proof today!

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The Kimberley Sunrise $500 Gold Proof in Full Package

What is a Piedfort?
Hard to find and popular with collectors for more than a century, piedforts are highly sought after. We get asked all the time, "What is a piedfort?" There are two different, but related, stories of the origin of the word "piedfort". The first says that it literally means "strong foot" in French (from pied, foot and fort, strong). The second says this word was appropriated by the mint centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" or "heavy weight". In both cases, the sense of serious heft to the coin is obvious.

High Relief Piedfort (Extra-thick) Dragon $1 Coin Often the word "piedfort" is translated as "double-thick", but this is neither a literal translation nor a precisely accurate definition. Numismatically speaking, any coin that is 50% or more thicker than a standard version qualifies as a piedfort, although some piedforts are, indeed, twice as thick as normal.

Finally, the age-old question, "How is the word pronounced?" Coming from French, it is not pronounced as it is spelled; that is, don't say, "pide - fort". Rather, "pee - ay - four" (three syllables) is a good approximation.

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Obverse

This impressive investment piece depicts the boab tree amid a Kimberley landscape at sunrise.  A brilliant white diamond embedded near the horizon stands in for the rising sun. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed at 8:30 near a boab tree. The legend KIMBERLEY SUNRISE denotes the theme, while the legend 2 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity. The date is also indicated.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elaborate and sophisticated black designer case, protected by a black outer box with pink highlights. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 500 Dollars
Weight 62.215 g
Diameter 36.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   6.00 mm
Mintage Limit    500
   
Finish Proof with Diamond  (weight approximately .03 carat)
Composition .9167 Fine (22-Karat) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Tom Vaughan (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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