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Evolution of Earth - Nummulites $2 2oz ruthenium & gold plated .999 pure silver coin.
Second issue in the amazing "Evolution of Earth" series. This new issue features the Nummulites in sensational 3.7 mm high relief. The coin is completely plated in black ruthenium and selectively in gold.
Limited mintage to only 666 pieces worldwide. With luxury box and COA.
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|Face Value :||2 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||2 oz|
|Size :||45.00 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||Only 666 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Evolution of Earth|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
A nummulite is a large lenticular fossil, characterized by its numerous coils, subdivided by septa into chambers. They are the shells of the fossil and present-day marine protozoan Nummulites, a type of foraminiferan. Nummulites commonly vary in diameter from 1.3 cm (0.5 inches) to 5 cm (2 inches) and are common in Eocene to Miocene marine rocks, particularly around southwest Asia and the Mediterranean (e.g. Eocene limestones from Egypt). Fossils up to 6 inches wide are found in the Middle Eocene rocks of Turkey. They are valuable as index fossils.
The ancient Egyptians used nummulite shells as coins and the pyramids were constructed using limestone that contained nummulites. It is not surprising then that the name "Nummulites" is a diminutive form of the Latin nummulus meaning "little coin", a reference to their shape.
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