London’s oldest company and official coin manufacturer, the Royal Mint, has produced a gold bullion bar featuring the Kaaba for the country’s Muslim population.
The Muslim Council of Wales was involved in the development of the 20-gram bar, which was introduced just in time for Ramadan.
“It’s been wonderful to work with The Royal Mint to introduce this special gold bullion bar depicting the Kaaba,” said Abdul-Azim Ahmed of the Muslim Council of Wales. The building’s outline is clearly visible through the kiswa, a black cloth with gold decoration, and it has been minted in gold, the precious metal prized for millennia.
As an illustration of The Royal Mint’s skill, the design is sure to be well received by Muslims. Creating this bar has been a fascinating experience, and I wish its success on a global scale.
The launch of the bar was celebrated at three separate events held by Islamic Relief in the United Kingdom in February. Islamic Relief is a leading Muslim charity that responds to international disasters and emergencies.
The three events, held in Manchester, London, and Glasgow, sought to raise money for Turkiye and Syria in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that hit both countries last month.
Each event raised over $10,000 thanks to an auction featuring one of the Royal Mint’s Kaaba gold bars.
Islamic Relief Director Tufail Hussain said: “We’re honored to be partnered with the historic Royal Mint and so pleased to be able to hold these events across the country.
The Royal Mint has generously donated Kaaba gold bars to our appeal for Turkey and Syria.
“We are delighted that for the first time the distinctive cube structure of the Kaaba is being represented on a 20-gram gold bullion minted bar by The Royal Mint,” said Andrew Dickey, the director of precious metals at The Royal Mint.
Using our 1,100 years of experience in minting, we have created a stunning likeness of the Kaaba, the holiest site on Earth for many Muslims.
At the time of publication, you could purchase the bar for $1,393 (or £1,156).