In 1922, British archeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of ancient Pharoah Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. This magnificent uncovering included King Tut’s death mask, as well as over 5,000 artifacts. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this historic occasion, the Perth Mint has crafted a stunning new coin depicting the mask of Tutankhamun. Right now, 2022 2 oz Proof Silver Tuvalu 100th Anniversary Tutankhamun Discovery Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in themed shippers with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- New specimen honors centennial of Tutankhamun’s tomb discovery!
- Mintage limited to 2,000 coins only!
- Proof strike with gilded design.
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of Two Dollars from the government of Tuvalu.
- The obverse shows Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse side is Tutankhamun’s death mask.
All 2022 2 oz Silver Tuvalu 100th Anniversary Tutankhamun Discovery Coins include a themed shipper inside of which is a beautiful box. The box has a clear lid, which allows you to display your coin with ease. Also provided with your purchase is a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
The obverse of 2022 2 oz Proof Silver Tuvalu Tutankhamun Discovery Coins features Queen Elizabeth II. This portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley depicts the Queen facing the right side with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head. Inscriptions read Queen Elizabeth II, Tuvalu, 2 Dollars, 2 oz .9999 Ag, 2022.
On the reverse side of 2022 2 oz Proof Silver Tuvalu 100th Anniversary Tutankhamun Discovery Coins you will find King Tut’s death mask. This stunning replication of the original artifact has both gilded and colorized elements. In the background hieroglyphics found on the reverse side of the mask are inscribed, as well as the king’s cartouche, which would read in English as Tutankhamun, ruler of Heliopolis. Additional inscriptions read Tutankhamun, 100 Years.
Many consider Howard Carter’s uncovering of King Tut’s tomb to be the greatest archeological discovery in history. In total, 5,398 objects were found. Among these were a gold coffin, thrones, archery bows, and of course the king’s iconic death mask. It took Carter 10 years to catalog all of these artifacts. The most prominent discovery was the death mask, which is currently held in the Egyptian Museum. Additional artifacts from the tomb occasionally are taken to museums around the globe, where millions have shown up to get a glimpse of ancient history.
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