Cook Islands – 2022 – 20 Dollars – Tutankhamun’s Tomb Antique
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|Issuing Country||Cook Islands|
|Year of Issue||2022|
|Face Value||20 Dollars|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
|Special features||Smartminting and antique finish|
The ‘Tutankhamun’s Tomb 1922’ 100th anniversary coin is the 8th issue in the ‘Archeology & Symbolism’ series. Taking advantage of the enhanced ultra high relief Smartminting©️ technology puts the tomb in a complete new perspective. The coin has an antique (or silk finish for the gilded) and is struck on a huge 3 oz pure .999 silver 65mm blank in the highest quality possible. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs antiqued (of which 99 are partially gilded & colored as the original Tutankhamun’s Mask) and 99 gilded pcs worldwide. The coin comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get the 8th edition of this series now at your local modern coin dealer before it gets sold out as all previous issues did.
The reverse of the coin depicts the Tutankhamun’s Mask in ultra high relief in the middle. Around the mask are the various hieroglyphs from the walls of Tutankhamun’s Tomb. There are also sculptures which are paintings of the walls turned into 3D. On the edge are the inscriptions: “Tutankhamun’s Tomb 1922” (the name) and “2022” (the year of issue). 1922 is the year of the Tomb’s discovery. It has ultra-high relief and interesting small details all found in the tomb.
The obverse side of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Cook Island in a special appearance with the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” (name of the Queen), “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country), “ARCHEOLOGY & SYMBOLISM” (the name of the series) and “20 DOLLARS” (the face value).
Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings located in Egypt. The tomb is renowned for the number of valuable antiquities it contained. Tutankhamun’s tomb has been raided at least twice since his mummification; this is indicated by the outermost doors of the tomb being unsealed.
Tutankhamun, also referred to as King Tut was the last Pharaoh in his family to rule during the 18th Dynasty. He took the throne at only eight (or nine) years. Tutankhamun married to Ankhesenamun, his parental half-sister. In his reign, Tutankhamun restored the Ancient Egyptian religion which had previously been dissolved by his father. However, despite his accomplishments, Tutankhamun was severely disabled and is theorized to have a multitude of different medical conditions. The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, along with the Mask has been one of the biggest and most important discoveries regarding the ancient Egyptians.