The historical course of human history has contained tales of creatures that cannot be explained, and in many cases believed, by modern society. Among the more intriguing is that of the legendary griffin. The first release in an exciting new series of reverse proof silver coins, the griffin leaps off this coin and into your imagination. The 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths Griffin Coin is available today on Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a circular collection box with a glass lid, and includes Certificate of Authenticity.
- First release of the Silver Legends and Myths collection.
- Mintage limited to 1,500 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of 5 Dollars (SBD) by the Solomon Islands.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of a Griffin.
- Double high-relief striking with reverse proof finish!
All 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths Griffin Coins are struck using a double high relief method that helps bring the reverse design field to life. The mythical griffin seemingly leaps off the coin and into your mind courtesy of this design. Additional design facets of this coin include the use of a reverse proof finish, bringing added depth and warmth to the overall design.
Ancient cultures around the world, but primarily popularized in Western society by medieval Europe, portray the griffin as the most powerful and majestic of all creatures. A combination of the lion and eagle, this creature is both king of the beasts as the lion is and king of the birds as the eagle, making it the ultimate symbol of power.
The reverse side of the 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths Griffin Coin features the image of the mythical beast. The design depicts the beast on a rocky outcrop, and includes a privy mark unique to the collection.
On the obverse of the Solomon Island Silver Legends and Myths coin you’ll note the presence of the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, as well as engravings of Her Majesty’s name, the nation of issue, and face value of the coin.
All 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Solomon Islands Silver Legends and Myths Griffin Coin includes a Certificate of Authenticity, and ships in a branded collection box that features a glass lid and circular shape.
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