Sunday, March 8, 2009
'The Pride of India Collection
Created by the World's
Each Stamp Ingot is 2.2mm thick, with diamond cut perforations
For more than 30 years, the Hallmark group has worked with post offices around the world to recreate their most valuable and important stamps as engraved gold plated, solid silver ingots. The 'Pride of India' collection is the latest addition to the international scene, and celebrates the unique culture and history of the world's greatest democracy, and the emergence of India as a world power.
To ensure the highest quality, each precious image has been sculpted by the world's finest artists and minted by Swiss craftsmen. Pure silver ingots (Swiss .999) are placed in a huge 360 ton minting press and struck with massive pressure to bring out every tiny details of the original design. Perforations are precision diamond cut, and each stamp ingot is layered with pure 24-carat gold to create a perfect golden masterpiece.
sorce: Indian Post