Hourglass 2021 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

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Struck from 2oz of pure silver, this highly original release features a miniature hourglass insert surrounded by a unique astrological design.

Key features:

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Miniature hourglass insert
  • Antique finish
Mintage 2,500
SKU 21G90AAA

Story

A piece of time to keep

Believed to have been invented in the eighth century, the hourglass used the flow of fine sand from one bulb to another in order to measure intervals of time with accuracy. As well as applications in religious and civic life, the hourglass was also useful to mariners. Despite being superseded by mechanical clocks, the hourglass remains relevant in modern culture symbolising the passage of time and the transience of all things.

Miniature hourglass insert

With an antique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact, the coin portrays an astrological design incorporating sinuous, organic lines characteristic of art nouveau. Comprising representations of the sun and moon with facial features, and phases of the moon, the artistry surrounds an hourglass insert filled with fine particles that mimic the flow of sand in an authentic device.

04 2021 Hourglass 2oz Silver Antiqued Insert InCase HighRes

Latex display case

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a contemporary latex case that comes in an illustrated shipper.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2021
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 2.000
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 2.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213
Maximum Diameter (mm) 45.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.50
Maximum Mintage 2,500
Finish Antique
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Jennifer McKenna

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