A gold-minted bullion bar featuring the Kaaba, the holiest site for millions of Muslims, has been introduced by the Royal Mint, the oldest business in the United Kingdom and the authorised producer of British coins.
The 20g coined Kaaba gold bar was developed in collaboration with the Muslim Council of Wales and exclusively designed by Emma Noble. It is released in advance of Ramadan, one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar.
In February, to commemorate the release of the Kaaba gold bar, the Royal Mint participated in three fundraising events organised by Islamic Relief in London, Manchester, and Glasgow. At each event, it provided a Kaaba gold bar for sale. The auctions raised more than £9,000 in additional donations for the relief fund.
Andrew Dickey, Director of Precious Metals at the Royal Mint, said “Ramadan is a time of giving, so we’re proud to have supported Islamic Relief, a leading Muslim charity, through the donation of Kaaba gold bars at three UK events, raising upwards of £9,000.”
Abdul-Azim Ahmed from The Muslim Council of Wales, who collaborated with The Royal Mint on the product launch, said: “It’s been wonderful to work with The Royal Mint to introduce this special gold bullion bar depicting the Kaaba. Covered by the kiswah, a black cloth with gold decoration, the building’s outline is unmistakable, and it has now been minted in gold, the precious metal prized for millennia.
“The design will undoubtedly be popular with the Muslim community and exemplifies the craftsmanship of the Royal Mint. It’s been a fascinating process and I hope people across the world will enjoy this bar.
The 20g minted gold bar depicting the Kaaba is available at the price of £1,156 ($1,393).