If you’re one of those with deep pocket, you’ll soon be able to flash your money around in new luxury manner – in the form of a solid gold debit card. Britain’s Royal Mint just unveiled exclusive debit card made of pure 18-karat gold, for which you’ll have to splash £18,750 (around $23,000) with further charges for personalized designs on the front and back.
The gold used to make the cards is source-traceable, meaning its provenance can be checked, the mint said in a statement.
Developed in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial, the solid gold Raris card offers limitless spending, zero foreign exchange and no transaction fees.
New gold cards will be “treated exactly like any other payment card” and will be replaced if lost or stolen, provided the card’s terms and conditions have been met.
Initially, a limited run of 50 gold cards will be produced with the same design, with a new design to be announced for further cards in the range.