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Turquoise Scarab $1 Silver Coin - Niue 2017

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Turquoise Scarab $1 .999 pure silver coin, proof.

This new coin represents a metaphorical joining of sky, water and sun. In Ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle was seen as the epitome of divinity. As a symbol of rebirth, it was believed to illustrate the Sun’s heavenly path across the sky and its daily self-renewal. Enriched with a real turquoise piece.

Mintage: only 999 pcs. With box and COA.

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Country :Niue
Year :2017
Face Value :1 Dollar
Metal :.999 Fine silver
Weight :17.50 g
Size :38.61 mm
Quality :Proof
Mintage :Only 999 pcs. worldwide
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Original ETUI box/case :Yes

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Scarabs were popular amulets and impression seals in Ancient Egypt. They survive in large numbers and, through their inscriptions and typology, they are an important source of information for archeologists and historians of the ancient world. They also represent a significant body of ancient art.

For reasons that are not clear (although no doubt connected to the religious significance of the Egyptian god Khepri), amulets in the form of scarab beetles had become enormously popular in Ancient Egypt by the early Middle Kingdom (approx. 2000 BCE) and remained popular for the rest of the pharaonic period and beyond. During that long period the function of scarabs repeatedly changed. Primarily amulets, they were also inscribed for use as personal or administrative seals or were incorporated into jewelry. Some scarabs were apparently created for political or diplomatic purposes to commemorate or advertise royal achievements. By the early New Kingdom, heart scarabs had become part of the battery of amulets protecting mummies.

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Turquoise Scarab $1 Silver Coin - Niue 2017

Turquoise Scarab $1 Silver Coin - Niue 2017

Turquoise Scarab $1 .999 pure silver coin, proof.

This new coin represents a metaphorical joining of sky, water and sun. In Ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle was seen as the epitome of divinity. As a symbol of rebirth, it was believed to illustrate the Sun’s heavenly path across the sky and its daily self-renewal. Enriched with a real turquoise piece.

Mintage: only 999 pcs. With box and COA.