History of Egypt - Tutankhamun

Cook Islands 2012 - 1$ - History of Egypt - Tutankhamun - 27g LIMITED Copper Silver-Plated Coin

Low Mintage, only 5.000 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to the history of Egypt.
$21.06

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Copper Silver-Plated
Weight 27g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof-Like
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $21.06
Coin Story

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He is popularly referred to as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters, and likely the 18th dynasty king Rathotis who, according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years - a figure that conforms with Flavius Josephus's version of Manetho's Epitome.

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask, now in Cairo Museum, remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world. In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that he was the son of Akhenaten (mummy KV55) and Akhenaten's sister and wife (mummy KV35YL), whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as "The Younger Lady" mummy found in KV35.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the death mask of the Egyptian Pharaoh "Tutankhamun". The mask is coloured, while the rest of the design is finely engraved into the silver proof background. You will also find his name in hieroglyphs on the coin.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the denomination of the coin.

Packaging

The History of Egypt - Tutankhamun coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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