Today the Royal Mint unveiled their first henna-inspired collection. Consisting of a 1g gold bullion bar and a 5g gold bullion bar, wrapped in beautiful henna-inspired packaging. The Royal Mint is a world recognised authority in gold, having worked in gold for centuries. The new collection brings this wealth of experience and artistry to each bar of 999.9 fine gold, which also marks the first time The Royal Mint’s iconic Britannia design will be featured on 1g and 5g gold bullion bars.
The henna-inspired collection of gold bars come adorned with The Royal Mint’s Britannia, designed by Philip Nathan. Since her first appearance on English coins in the seventeenth-century, Britannia has grown to become a powerful emblem, personifying the spirit and diversity of Great Britain. The sought after design also provides an extra layer of security for the bullion bars.
Gifting gold has long been a tradition associated with the festival of lights. The five-day festival begins with Dhanteras and gold plays a key part of this story. According to mythology King Hima’s son was saved from death by snake bite thanks to a distracting pile of gold outside the family’s door. Since then it has been seen as a symbol of good luck to gift gold on Dhanteras.
Karina Hicks, Head of Marketing for Precious Metals at The Royal Mint said: “We’re delighted to be releasing our first ever henna-inspired collection in time for Diwali. Gifting gold is a central part of the festival and we’re proud to bring our years of experience and minting excellence , to this time honoured tradition.
“As well as it’s symbolic value as a gift, gold bullion has been chosen as an investment by individuals, governments and organisations for thousands of years. In more recent years’ gold bullion has been seen as a safe hedge against a volatile market, making gold bullion bars the perfect gift for those wanting to invest in their future.”