Long before smartphones, computers, and even advanced calculators, trade and arithmetic relied on the abacus. The first portable tool for calculation, the abacus was commonly used throughout Europe, China, and Russia. It was most famously employed by traders along the Silk Road. Right now, 2019 2 oz Antique Tuvalu Abacus Silver Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a latex display case with themed shipper and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Coin design includes an actual 24 carat gold plated abacus in the center!
- Limited mintage of only 2,500 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 2 Dollars backed by the government of Tuvalu.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features images of travelers and traders on the Silk Road.
Each 2019 2 oz Antique Tuvalu Abacus Silver Coin is available to you here today with a unique latex display case. This case allows you to view both sides of the coin without removing it from its protective packaging. The case is available to you inside of a themed shipper box and comes with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
These coins are part of a broader series from the Perth Mint. The previous issue included an homage to the thermometer and that set sold out completely. The coins in this series have an antique polish applied and, in the case of this coin, features an inset abacus in the center of the coin’s design.
On the reverse of 2019 2 oz Antique Tuvalu Abacus Silver Coins is an artistic depiction that features travelers on camels traversing the Silk Road. This famed trading route covered some 64,000 kilometers and was the first to connect China to the European continent via Russia.
The obverse face of 2019 2 oz Tuvalu Abacus Silver Coins includes Ian Rank-Broadley’s 1998 right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at the top. The coin’s weight, purity metal content, and face value are all inscribed on this side and the working abacus inset within the coin is surrounded on this side by typical counting beads of an abacus.
There is no exact known origin date for the abacus, though it is known to predate the Hindu-Arabic numeral system by several centuries. It was a common tool for arithmetic and was also used by traders to keep track of goods bought, sold, and traded. The first abacuses were made with beans or stones in grooves of sand or on tablets of wood, stone, and metal. The abacus most people know today is based on Chinese creations that used counting beads on bamboo frames.
If you have any questions about silver for sale, please feel free to call JM Bullion. You can reach us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us directly.