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New ‘locket’ coins celebrate Turquoise

August 7, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Each release from the innovative Treasures of the World ‘locket’ coin series celebrates a renowned gem and a continent in which it has been venerated through time.Matching Europe with garnet in 2013 and Australia with gold in 2014, the series now focusses on North America’s association with turquoise.

Turquoise has long played a central role in the art and culture of Native American Indians. Legend has it that when they rejoiced at the arrival of rain, their tears of joy seeped into the Earth where they were transformed into this sought-after gemstone.

Mining for turquoise dates back at least 2,000… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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