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COMPASS Cardinal Points 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Tuvalu 2017

COMPASS Cardinal Points 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Tuvalu 2017

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The reverse of the coin, by the designer Aleysha Howarth, features an interpretation of an ancient world map with mythical sea creatures, as the Kraken, a colossal octopus, a Mermaid, Zeus, Aeolus and a Sea Serpent. A golden colored compass is set into the middle of the coin and features an engraved rim. The reverse of the coin bear the inscription: “2oz 999 SILVER” - the Silver fineness and weight. The obverse of the coin features a decorative border that circles the back of the compass, which features a star pattern (Compass Rose).

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Amazing coin featuring a real golden colored compass set into the centre of the coin. This coin has been individually “antiqued” to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artifact. It weighs 2 Oz of Pure Silver and comes in a classic grey display case, within a stylized shipper and numbered Certificate of Authenticity included. Limited mintage to 2.500 pieces!

Compass
A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic “cardinal directions”, or “points”. Usually, a diagram called a compass rose shows the directions north, south, east, and west on the compass face as abbreviated initials. When the compass is used, the rose can be aligned with the corresponding geographic directions, so, for example, the “N” mark on the rose really points to the north. Frequently, in addition to the rose or sometimes instead of it, angle markings in degrees are shown on the compass. North corresponds to zero degrees, and the angles increase clockwise, so east is 90 degrees, south is 180, and west is 270. These numbers allow the compass to show azimuths or bearings, which are commonly stated in this notation. The magnetic compass was first invented as a device for divination as early as the Chinese Han Dynasty (since about 206 BC), and later adopted for navigation by the Song Dynasty Chinese during the 11th century. The first usage of a compass recorded in Western Europe and Persia occurred around the early 13th century

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Country
Tuvalu
Year of Issue
2017
Denomination
2 Dollars
Metal
Silver
Fineness 
999/1000
Mintage (pcs)
2,500
Weight (g)
2 oz (62.2)
Diameter (mm)
45.6
Quality
Antique Finish
Certificate of Authenticity Yes serialized
Package type  Box
Special Features

 

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