2021 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin - Tears of the Moon

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SKU:
21I03AAA
UPC:
9327025044750
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SKU:
21I03AAA
UPC:
9327025044750
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

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Mark, Country of Issue, Denomination, Era, Issued By, Metal, Mintage, Weight,

Specifications

Mark:
P
Country of Issue:
Tuvalu
Denomination:
$2
Era:
2020
Issued By:
Perth Mint
Metal:
Silver .999
Mintage:
2 500
Weight:
2oz

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  • 5
    tear of the moon

    Very pretty coin , made in high quality. thanks

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  • 5
    tear of the moon

    Very pretty coin , made in high quality. thanks

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 2021 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin - Tears of the Moon

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Features a dome insert containing silver particles suspended in purified mineral oil
  • Housed in a special ‘Mama Quilla’ presentation case
  • Limited mintage 2,500
  • Tuvalu legal tender
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

This stunning Incan themed coin features a dome insert containing silver particles surrounded by a representation of the Incan goddess, Mama Quilla.

Goddess of the Moon, Mama Quilla was an important deity for the people of the Inca Empire which flourished in the Andes region of South America from the 12 century AD until the Spanish conquest of the 1500s. In Inca, mythology, she was the daughter of Viracocha, the creator god, and wife and sister of the sun god Inti. Legend also credited her as the mother of Manco Capa and Mama Ocllo, founders of Cusco, capital city of the Inca empire.

Revered for preventing the world falling into complete darkness, Mama Quilla was believed to shed silver tears that fell to earth and could be mined as precious metal.

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,500 of the Tears of the Moon 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin.

DESIGN
The coin’s reverse portrays an artistic impression of Mama Quilla and her animal adversaries. The deity’s figure surrounds a Perspex dome containing silver particles suspended in purified mineral oil. Also included on the reverse is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and a circular pattern of Inca crosses (chakana). Also included in the design are the coin’s weight, purity, monetary denomination and 2021 year-date.

TECHNICAL NOTE
The coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment the appearance of each coin may vary.

PRESENTATION
The coin is housed in a varnished plastic case moulded in the shape of Mama Quilla’s face. Her lower lip opens like a drawer to display the coin enclosed inside. The case comes in a shipper featuring Inca-style patterns formed from dark blue brush-like flocking.