Whisky Coin – which is equipped with a capsule of the oldest vintage whisky in the history – was sold on 28th June by Heritage Auctions in Hong Kong. 2 oz pure gold coin achieved 18,720 USD.
Whisky Coin is one of three gold coins from the Spirit Coins series. This coin hides inside a capsule with a drop of the oldest whisky in the world – Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862. On the reverse of the coin, the process of whisky production is presented, which starts with malting and ends with bottling. Whisky Coin is the result of cooperation between Lux Coin and the Perth Mint Australia – one of the most recognizable producers of gold bars and coins in the world. This unique coin is minted in only 300 copies, weighing 2 ounces of gold of the highest fineness.
The idea of creation the Spirit Coins series was born in 2017, when the team of experts from Wealth Solutions company – which specialize in delivery unique collectibles items and piece of fine art to demanding customers – decided to hide three different, old and rare spirits in the gold coins. They built new daughter company called Lux Coin and invited to the cooperation in this project widely respected mints: Perth Mint and Mint of Poland. Thanks to that, three Spirit Coins were born: Rum Coin (with the oldest rum in the history – Harewood Rum 1780), Cognac Coin (with the oldest cognac – Gautier 1762) and described above Whisky Coin
Whisky Coin was sold by Heritage Auctions, which is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world, as well as the largest auction house founded in the U.S. The company is also the undisputed Internet leader in this field, with more than 1 million online bidder-members registered on HA.com. Furthermore, Heritage Rare Coin Galleries and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, divisions of Heritage Auctions, are the world’s largest numismatic dealers and auctioneers.
The coin is still available via Lux Coin on-line shop and offered by selected distributors worldwide.