The Egyptian Gods Series of silver rounds returned in 2021 with a new design, the fifth overall in the collection. As these new high-relief BU and antique silver rounds circulate, there are options available with certifications to those collectors seeking the most visually-brilliant specimens from the collection. Right now, 2 oz Antique Osiris Silver Rounds in perfect condition are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
- 5th release of the Egyptian Gods Series!
- Limited availability of certified perfect silver rounds!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is the god Osiris in his resurrected state.
- The reverse features a fully mummified Osiris.
- Antique polish.
Each of these 2 oz Antique Osiris Silver Rounds comes to you with a perfect certification from the NGC. Rounds with an MS70 certification have full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind present on the designs or background fields. The applied antique polish creates an old-world appeal for each rounds visual element.
The god Osiris is one of the most important in Ancient Egyptian mythology. The story of his death and resurrection form the basis of mummification rituals that would later be followed by centuries of Egyptian pharaohs. Osiris had been killed and dismembered by his brother, and later pieced back together by his wife, Isis, through a rudimentary mummification process.
On the obverse of these 2 oz Antique Osiris Silver Rounds, you will find a depiction of Osiris in front-facing relief. This is how Isis brought him back to life after his death, by wrapping his body parts back together up to the chest and performing a magical ceremony to bring him back to life, albeit temporarily.
The reverse face of 2 oz Osiris Silver Rounds comes with a depiction of Osiris fully-mummified remains. The god Osiris is one of the first to have been associated with mummification and, as god of the underworld, it was said that those pharaohs who were later mummified would rejoin Osiris in the afterlife.
The silver rounds available in the Egyptian Gods Series are all ultra high-relief strikes. Such a strike requires intense pressure in the coining press to create greater visual depth in the background field and increased relief on the design element.
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