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2018 Tuvalu $2 Thermometer 2oz. Antique Finish Silver (No Tax)

2018 Tuvalu $2 Thermometer 2oz. Antique Finish Silver (No Tax)


 
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2018 Tuvalu $2 Thermometer 2oz. Antique Finish Silver Coin (No Tax)

A striking example of The Perth Mint’s ingenuity, this new release incorporates an operational dial thermometer surrounded by Aztec style patterns and iconography. Featured in the circular Aztec agricultural, or solar, calendar depictions of gods is believed to help govern the weather and temperature. The intricate design includes representations of the fire-breathing sun god Tonatiuh as well as Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of frost and cold.

The coin is struck from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.

The fascinating design, which incorporates symbols of the Aztec circular calendar, is enhanced by an antique finish to give the coin the appearance of a historical artefact.
The spectacular design is enhanced by an antique finish to give the coin the appearance of a historical artefact. The operational dial thermometer set into the coin features a stylized image of the sun's rays.

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,500 of the 2018 Tuvalu $2 Thermometer 2oz. Antique Finish Silver Coin.

The coin is housed in a latex display case and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Specifications:
Silver Content (Troy oz): 2
Denomination (TVD): 2.00
Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Weight (g): 62.27
Diameter (mm): 45.50
Thickness (mm): 6.00
Mintage: 2,500
Designer: Lucas Bowers

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