The Pink Panther and rare pink diamonds from Argyle have been brought together in the latest creation by the Perth Mint - the Pink Panther 2018 1oz Pink diamond ingots.
“This rare collector’s item captures the mischievous nature of the svelte cat as he is poised to pluck a stunning handset Argyle pink diamond from its display plinth”, says a report in coinweek.com.
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Only 35 are available in platinum and just 300 in gold. Each ingot is housed in a transparent replica diamond embedded inside a luxurious black presentation case. Each ingot has two rare Argyle pink diamonds – one each on the reverse and obverse – with a total carat weight of 0.08 ct and in colour grades between Fancy Intense to Vivid Purplish Pink.
Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes said, “Working with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) to produce this licensed product range, which also features some of the world’s rarest coloured diamonds, the ingot collection is sure to impress Pink Panther enthusiasts.”
It may be recalled that the Pink Panther debuted in a 1963 self-titled comedy-mystery film and became immensely popular, accompanied by Henry Mancini’s Grammy award-winning theme music, and soon after led to the creation of a series of theatrical cartoon shorts, the Pink Panther Show, many later box office movies and a range of memorabilia.