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Silver coin with a real emerald in it. Helvetic Mint image.

The First Gemstone-Shaped Coin Issued in Switzerland

June 16, 2018

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A coin in the shape of an emerald was issued in Switzerland. The idea belongs to the company Helvetic Mint, which is a coin factory. The face value of this coin is 2 dollars, and it is made of silver of Ag .999 pure silver. According to the information provided by the factory, the coin diameter is 28x12 mm, and its weight is 44 grams. Each coin is decorated with a 0.17-carat emerald. As it follows from the images provided by Helvetic Mint, there is a portrait of Elizabeth II on the front side of the coin surrounded by the following inscriptions: “NIUE”, “TWO DOLLARS”, “2018”, and “ELIZABETH II”. The emerald is to the right of the portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II. Only 333 coins have been issued. Please contact the factory directly if you are interested in acquiring your own emerald-shaped coin.