Struck in 44 g of 0.999 silver, the coin has 32 facets below the rim, and a further 24 facets above it, not including the table face that carries the obligatory effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The facets below the rim carry a laser-etched serial number which matches the supplied Certificate of Authenticity in the package. Above the rim, inset into one of the faces of the coin is a 0.1 carat diamond, not a Swarovski crystal like those on many other coins, but a genuine diamond, something we’ve only really seen on the Perth Mints Kimberley Diamond gold coins, although those are sold at a significantly higher price. The diamond is very high quality item, color G Top Wesselton, brilliant cut and clarity Si1, so not a low-class stone put in for the sake of it.
At 27mm in diameter, and 17mm in height, the coin is a decent size for the weight, and the satin finish to the silver makes the brilliant cut diamond ‘pop’ just that bit more. Packaging is of a high standard, a hexagonal wooden box with an inbuilt LED light, and the whole thing is very well presented and would make a fine gift. With only 222 of these being minted and the price settling around €350-380, we reckon this will sell out quickly. It should be shipping in the next couple of weeks and can be bought at a few dealers like Numiscollect and Powercoin in Europe.