A striking example of The Perth Mint’s ingenuity, this new release incorporates an operational dial thermometer surrounded by Aztec style patterns and iconography. Featured in the circular Aztec agricultural, or solar, calendar depictions of gods is believed to help govern the weather and temperature. The intricate design includes representations of the fire-breathing sun god Tonatiuh as well as Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of frost and cold.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.
Hot New Design
The fascinating design, which incorporates symbols of the Aztec circular calendar, is enhanced by an antique finish to give the coin the appearance of a historical artefact.
The spectacular design is enhanced by an antique finish to give the coin the appearance of a historical artefact. The operational dial thermometer set into the coin features a stylized image of the sun's rays. The thermometer moves but is only decorative and not reliable for use.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,500 of the Thermometer 2018 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a latex display case and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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