HOPE DIAMOND Most Famous Diamonds 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2016

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Second issue of the new series “Most Famous Diamonds”, with a new technology dedicated to the great diamonds of the world. The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world. A replica has been inserted into this gorgeous 2 Oz Pure Silver coin. The coin is housed in an elegant case, with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of 999 pcs worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Cook Islands
Year 2016
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 50
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 999
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Hope Diamond
The diamond was formed around 1.1 billion years ago. The diamond was initially embedded in kimberlite. Kimberlite is a type of ingenious rock that is sometimes embedded with diamonds. Over years, the kimberlite went through rain and wind erosion and eventually got placed among gravels. 100% pure diamonds with zero contamination do not have any color. However, this diamond was actually contaminated with trace amounts of boron, giving it its characteristic blue color. There is no proper record of how the curse thing started. According to legends, the diamond was actually embedded on an idol in India and that someone stole it (plucked it) plucked it from the idol. Immediately as the diamond was stolen, a curse befell the diamond. Curse foretold bad luck as well as death for whoever possessed the diamond or even touched it.

 
Design

The coin's reverse depicts an image of King Louis XIV with a beautiful replica of the Hope diamond, in the center of the reverse. On the background, a beautiful stellar pattern, a small map of India and a gorgeous jewelry. In the top of the coin, the inscriptions: “Most Famous Diamonds” – the name of the series, “Hope Diamond - 1830” – the name of the coin and the year of discovery. On the bottom, the inscription: “45.52 Carats”. In the left side, the issue year: “2016”. The coin’s obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “Cook Islands” – the issue country and “10 Dollars” - the face value.

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