The UK Royal Mint, government-owned mint that produces coins for the United Kingdom, has fabricated gold bars honoring Vishnu’s beloved consort Goddess Lakshmi for the first time as a celebration of Diwali went on sale on Tuesday.

The ‘Lakshmi’ bar, is a 20g gold minted bullion bar with the Hindu Goddess of Wealth engraved intricately bounded by elephants symbolizing work, exercise and energy into the valuable metal, was designed by Royal Mint designer Emma Noble and follows a close association with the Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Cardiff on its intricate design.

“With gold being a traditional and auspicious gift during the Diwali festival, we wanted to develop a product that incorporates both beauty and tradition, but with a modern twist,” said Andrew Dickey, Divisional Director for Precious Metals at the Royal Mint. The bar imprinted with unique serial number, retailing at 1080 pounds, is described by the Royal Mint as insightful of its ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion and an expansion of diverse cultural celebrations in the country.

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