Human history is full of mythical creatures from antiquity. Among these creatures, most are believed to have been the result of over-active imaginations or the inability of humans of the day to cope with the environment around them. The Silver Legends and Myths Series from MDM Deutsche Munze brings these beasts of antiquity to life on reverse proof coins. Today, the 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Solomon Islands Silver Legends and Myths Mermaid Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a box with glass lid and Certificate of Authenticity.
- 2nd coin in the Silver Legends and Myths Collection.
- Limited mintage of only 1,500 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 5 Dollars (SBD) is fully backed the Solomon Islands.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse bears the image of a beautiful Mermaid.
- Double high-relief, reverse proof coins!
This exciting new series of coins from MDM Deutsche Munze, a German minting facility, includes five releases of legendary or mythical creatures for the nation of the Solomon Islands. Each coin has a double high-relief striking, bringing the majesty of each beast to life and there’s a reverse proof finish on all.
2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Solomon Islands Silver Legends and Myths Mermaid coins feature a reverse proof finish, which gives the background field a strong, frosted finish. This creates an immense contrast with the deeply-mirrored, clear finish on the design sets on both sides.
The reverse of the Solomon Island Silver Legends and Myths Mermaid coin features the image of a beautiful mermaid. She is depicted leaning on an open treasure chest in a shallow body of water, with a bouquet of flowers in her left hand. Mermaids are legendary aquatic creatures with the head and torso of a female human, and the tail of a fish.
Mermaids are a pervasive myth throughout human cultures around the world, and are often associated with perilous occurrences such as floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drownings. However, other traditions depict them as benevolent or beneficiary creatures that help humans fall in love, for example.
On the obverse of the 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Solomon Islands Silver Legends and Myths Mermaid coin is Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy. Her Majesty is captured in right-profile relief by Ian Rank-Broadley, and this fourth-generation depiction is from 1998.
All 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Solomon Islands Silver Legends and Myths coins arrive in circular, themed collection boxes featuring glass lids so you can view your collectible coin with ease at any time. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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