This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the ancient five day Hindu Diwali Festival, considered one of the happiest holidays in India and Nepal. The coin has a wonderful coloration, has a beautiful design and Proof quality.
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and recently Sindh Province in Pakistan. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika in Bikram Sambat calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.
The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of Ganesha holding a lotus flower and an ornamental axe, with a mouse at his feet. On the centre of the coin, the inscription “happy diwali” and The Perth Mint’s traditional “P” mintmark. The obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the inscriptions: “QUEEN ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “1 DOLLAR” – the face value, “TUVALU” – the issuing country, “2018” – the year of issue and “1 oz 9999 Ag” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver.
|Weight (g)||1 oz|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|