The world-renowned Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) has unveiled a rare work of artistry – a gold coin bearing a Taj Mahal engraving – at their Manhattan showroom. The limited edition gold coin weighs one kilo and is priced at Rs. 65 lakh. Each coin, which is minted in .999 pure gold and measures 37mm in diameter, is the world’s first coin to include 68 hand-set Cartier diamonds. Here’s a look at the limited edition Taj Mahal coin that was issued on November 17, 2010.
A picture taken on November 17, 2010 in Paris, shows the world’s first one-kilo gold coin to feature 68 hand-set Cartier diamonds, bearing a Taj Mahal engraving. The coin is released in a limited edition of only 29 pieces with a price tag of 100,00 euros. The Taj Mahal, built in the 17th Century by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, has been a symbol of eternal lover for centuries. (Photo: AFP)
In India the collection will be marketed by the Taj Association for Art, Culture and Heritage (TAACH). Walter J. Kole, Chief Numismatist for The Franklin Mint, said the Taj Mahal gold coins offer a unique opportunity to buy a piece of history for any collector who is looking to buy gold.
The Taj Mahal gold coin, especially designed to appeal to specialty collectors, is one of the largest coins of its type in the world.
Founded in 1964, The Franklin Mint is an American icon which is renowned for its innovative design, meticulous attention to detail and creation of the highest-quality collectibles in the world.
The eye-catching coin is housed inside a custom leather display handcrafted by the makers of the finest luggage in the world, Goyard