ULTIMATE, a one-off coin from the Royal Canadian Mint, reaches $1.2 million at Hevel public sale ()

Ottawa, June 2 /PRNewswire/ —

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that The Ultimate, a one-of-a-kind one-kilo pure platinum coin decorated with hundreds of pink diamonds from the famous Argyle mine, is selling for C$1,261,250.00 (including buyer’s premium) Priced at $1,261,250.00 CAD. Hot Live Auction at Heffel Fine Art Auction House (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=de&o=3554015-1&h=1521504227&u=https%3A%2F%2Fc212.net%2Fc%2Flink%2F %3Ft%3D0%26l%3Den%26o%3D3554015-1%26h%3D680348140%26u%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.heffel.com%252F%26a%3DHeffel%2BFine%2BArt%2BAuction%2BHouse & a = Auction Public + Fine + Art (Heffel) was sold at auction. That price beats presale estimates of $700,000 to $900,000. This unique masterpiece of coinage art was sold to an anonymous bidder on May 31, 2022, setting a new record for a coin sold at auction in Canada. Heffel and the Mint will complete purchase transactions and formalities in the coming days.

“The Ultimate is the ultimate expression of the innovation, skill and craftsmanship of the people who make the Royal Canadian Mint a world leader in the art and science of coinmaking,” said Mary LeMay, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.

David Hefele, president of Hevel Fine Art Auctions, said: “It was a fantastic opportunity for Hevel to work with the mint and make history by selling The Ultimate. This one-of-a-kind masterpiece is a work of art of the highest standards and I have been honored to add it to the distinguished collection and we look forward to To continue its historical journey in the coming decades

Ultimate is the crowning masterpiece of the newly launched Opulence collection. It is also the first 1kg coin made of 99.95% pure platinum ever produced by the mint. Polished to perfection, The Ultimate features a reverse design by Canadian artist Derek Wicks who brings the beauty of cherry blossoms to life on 101.6mm thick canvas. A total of 462 pink Fancy Vivid and Fancy Intense diamonds (6.5 carats total) from Argyle Mine have been set in rose gold plated and cast platinum by Beverly Hills Jewelers.

Information about the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the government agency responsible for minting and issuing coins in circulation in Canada. It is one of the largest and most diversified mints in the world, providing a wide range of specialized, high-quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information about the Canadian Mint and its products and services, visit www.mint.ca. Follow the Canadian Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Information about Hevel Fine Art Auctions

Since 1978, Hevel has connected passionate collectors around the world with works of outstanding art, resulting in total sales of three quarters of a billion dollars. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary, Heffel has the most experienced team of art appraisers in Canada and provides outstanding customer service to both sellers and buyers internationally.

Contact:

Royal Canadian Mint, Alex Reeves, Senior Director of Public Affairs, 613-884-6370, reeves@mint.ca; Heffel Fine Art Auctions, Rebecca Ricks, National Director, Brand and Communications, 416-961-6505 ext. 323, rebecca@heffel.com
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