Elemetal Egyptian Gods Series Silver Rounds from JM Bullion
One of the latest trends in the world of silver rounds is the use of Ancient Gods as the inspiration for extensive design releases. Various mints have turned to the gods of Norse mythology in the past year to release enthralling silver round collections. Now, there’s another new collection available with a source that comes from one of mankind’s oldest and best known civilizations.
The people of Ancient Egypt once ruled the world as the largest empire known to man, and their power was measured in terms of land and gold. The Egyptians had a belief system uniquely their own, with gods and goddesses assigned to certain events in a fashion that was not dissimilar to the Roman and Greek mythologies that would come about thousands of years later.
Today, the gods of Ancient Egypt make their return to the modern world on the obverse and reverse of an inspiring new collection of silver rounds. The Egyptian Gods Series Silver Rounds from Elemetal Mint are available today from JM Bullion, with exciting new releases still to come. Read on to learn more about the mint, the series, and the designs used to date.
Background on Elemetal Egyptian God Series Silver Rounds
The latest 2 oz Silver Round series released from the Elemetal Mint retains the high-relief striking, with an antique finish that has become a hallmark of the mint’s silver round programs. Each of the releases in this series features a high-relief striking. Mints will strike silver blanks under immense pressure, multiple times, to create high-relief products that help bring designs to life with 3D imagery that appears to leap off the surface of the round.
Egyptian Gods High Relief 2 oz Silver Rounds from Elemetal ship in protective plastic flips for individual rounds, or inside of Coinsafe tubes containing a roll of 10 rounds. Unlike the other 2 oz. Silver Rounds from Elemetal, these rounds each feature their own unique obverse and reverse designs with incuse engravings for an ancient look and appeal.
While the other popular silver round series from Elemetal Mint have shared, or common, reverse design elements, the Egyptian Gods Series is unique. Each of the rounds in this release not only has its own new obverse depiction, but features a matching reverse design that keeps the theme of each individual coin unique in appearance from the other issues in this collection.
Designs of the Elemetal Egyptian God Series Silver Rounds
The first silver round released in the Egyptian Gods Series, the 2 oz Elemetal Egyptian God Series Cleopatra Silver Round features the last pharaoh of Egypt during the Ptolemaic era. The Ptolemies were of Greek descent and ruled Egypt from the death of Alexander the Great in the Hellenistic Period to the conquering of the region by the Roman Empire.
On the obverse face of each 2 oz Elemetal Egyptian God Series Cleopatra Silver Round you’ll find the primary design of Cleopatra as she sits on a lounging chaise. Surrounding her image are countless ancient Egyptian symbols, including the cartouche of Cleopatra bearing her lineage name, the Eye of Horus, and a bowl of figs. It is believed that her servants smuggled in an asp snake in a bowl of figs, which she allowed to bite her and inject its poison as an act of suicide.
The reverse face of these silver rounds bears the image of Isis, the goddess Cleopatra claimed to be the reincarnation of in Egyptian society. She is seated in the center of the design and surrounded by hieroglyphs that were taken directly from ancient Egyptian papyri, as well as text found on the Temple of Horus.
The Egyptian God Series from the Elemetal Mint continues with an homage to the god Anubis. Known as the god of mummification and the afterlife, Anubis was the Greek language name for the god and was given during the period of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt.
Often depicted as a half-man, half-dog creature, Anubis appears on the obverse of the 2 oz. Elemetal Egyptian God Series Anubis Silver Round. He is depicted holding the scales of justice during the embalming ceremony of ancient Egyptians when the heart is weighed. In this ceremony, a newly deceased individual’s heart is weighed against a feather. If the feather is heavier, the individual moves on to the afterlife.
The reverse side of the Anubis Silver Round features the image of a jackal at rest atop a winged sun disc in front of a temple pyramid reflective of those built in and around the complex of pyramids built in Giza. The golden jackal was associated with Anubis and classified by early archaeologists as such, but was later reclassified through genetic testing as the African golden wolf.
History of the Elemetal Mint
A recently formed company as of July 2015, Elemetal Mint products with its brand name started appearing on the precious metals marketplace earlier in 2015. In reality, Elemetal Mint is the conclusion of a years-long evolution that saw three major players in the precious metals industry collaborate to create the largest private mint operation in the United States.
At the heart of Elemetal Mint are three companies: Ohio Precious Metals, Provident Metals, and NTR Metals. First and foremost, let’s focus on Ohio Precious Metals. OPM, as it was once known, was formed in the southeastern corner of Ohio in the late 1970s. It quickly became one of the preeminent private mints in the United States, and made a name for itself producing gold and silver bullion products using not only environmentally friend production processes, but also recycled precious metals.
Provident Metals is a subsidiary of Provident Precious Metals LLC and was founded by request of customers looking for an online dealer offering an outlet for the purchase of precious metal coins and bars. Provident is a domestic and international bullion, currency, and numismatic dealer located in the Dallas area of Texas in the United States.
NTR Metals considers itself one of the largest global participants in the precious metals industry, operating in 75 global locations and serving more than 30,000 other companies. Its operations range from commercial refining to industrial recycling, refining, and precious metal production. The three companies combined to form Elemetal Mint, with Ohio Precious Metals taking on the Elemetal brand as its new name in July 2015.
Today, Elemetal Mint is the largest American-owned precious metals company in the world, providing both good deliver gold and silver bars, as well as low-premium silver rounds that open up the precious metals marketplace to a wide array of investors and collectors.
Purchasing Elemetal Egyptian Gods Series Silver Rounds from JM Bullion
When you’re ready to purchase your Elemetal Egyptian Gods Series Silver Rounds from the JM Bullion catalog, you’ll find numerous payment options available to you. JM Bullion proudly accepts Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards, paper checks, PayPal transfers, and bank wire transfers.
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