For the second release of the 2017 schedule in the Silver Legends and Myths collection for the Solomon Islands, MDM brings the terrifying image of a sea monster to life on the reverse of a beautiful silver proof coin. The 2017 2 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths Sea Monster Coin is available online today at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a circular display box with glass lid and Certificate of Authenticity.
- Fourth release of the Silver Legends and Myths collection!
- Mintage limited to 1,500 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Double high relief striking with reverse proof finish.
- Issued a face value of 5 Dollars (SBD) by the Solomon Islands.
- Reverse includes the image of a legendary sea monster.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
A reverse proof coin is one that is struck with visual brilliance in mind. Typically, a proof coin has a mirrored background with frosted accents on the design set. In this reverse proof striking, the strong, frosted accents dominate the background field while a deeply-mirrored finish is visible on the design sets.
Sea monsters have been some of the most fearsome creatures of human history. From the mythical Kraken to modern day beasts, man feels most vulnerable when faced with the perils of a monstrous attack on the high seas. In a wooden ship, or any other vessel, there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide when a monster attacks.
The reverse of the 2017 2 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths Sea Monster coin is the image of a sea monster emerging from the waters. Mankind’s fearful imagination knows no bounds, conjuring up an array of sea monsters ranging in form from the mythical kraken (an octopus-like beast) to giant lizards that slither through the seas like snakes.
The obverse of all Solomon Islands Silver Legends and Myths coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image appears on the obverse of all British and commonwealth coinage, with this fourth-generation depiction created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Each 2017 2 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Legends and Myths Sea Monster coin arrives inside of a branded collection box, with blue rim and black beauty finish on the inside. The boxes have glass lids and include a Certificate of Authenticity for each coin that includes colorized artwork for the specific coin.
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