To modern humans, the sea is a place teeming with life that remains largely unknown. What we do know is it is a place of great diversity that is not lacking in beauty and majesty. In the ancient world, the most beautiful creature to live under the seas was one that many modern humans doubt ever existed. Right now, the 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths Mermaid Coin brings that creature to life once more, and you’ll find this design available now on Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside a box with glass lid that features a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Second coin from the Legends and Myths release!
- Mintage limited to 1,500 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 5 Dollars (SBD) backed by the government of the Solomon Islands.
- Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.
- A mermaid is visible on the reverse.
- Reverse proof specimens with double high relief striking!
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.
Each of the 2016 2 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths Mermaid Coins available here today on Silver.com ships to you inside of a circular display box with a glass lid that allows you to gaze upon the beautiful mermaid whenever you please. An individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included as well.
On 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.
Flip to the obverse of the 2016 2 oz. Reverse Proof Solomon Islands Silver Legends and Myths Mermaid coin and you’ll find 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 of the coins in the MDM Deutsche Munze Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths collection 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.
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