In stock – last unit. This stunning ultra high relief coin has its beginnings to a coin that was struck over 2500 years ago! The turtle was used during ancient Greek times as a monetary symbol and was struck on coins that were first made on the island of Aegina in the south of Greece. Today, the original ancient turtle coins are highly prized and extremely valuable. Do you know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Both are reptiles with bodies encased in a bony shell. But compared to turtles which live in water and have flippers a tortoise is an exclusive land animal with elephant-like hind legs and cant swim. The tortoises iconic shell that they call their home stretches unbelievably high from the surface of the coin. Its legs and head combined with his shell make it look like the tortoise is walking across the coin! The coin is struck in an antique finish to pay tribute to the ancient coins of the past. Depicts the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscribed issue details. Packaged in a themed collector’s box. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed. 31.21 grams (1oz). The item “AEGINETIC TORTOISE 2020 Cook Islands 1oz ultra high relief antiqued silver coin” is in sale since Friday, July 24, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\World\Oceania/Australasia”. The seller is “minted-uk” and is located in Essex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Liechtenstein
- Year of Issue: 2020
- Country: Cook Islands