This magnificent Silver Proof 1 Kilo...
This stunning Set of three coins is the second Scarab Selection issue, featuring a unique, high-relief scarab beetle presents a sublime selection of masterfully minted coins. The coins are struck with Smartminting technology, they have a Proof quality and come in a collectors case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Extremely limited mintage to 499 pieces!
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Availability date: 10/31/2017
The family Scarabaeidae as currently defined consists of over 30,000 species of beetles worldwide, often called scarabs or scarab beetles. The classification of this family is fairly unstable, with numerous competing theories, and new proposals appearing quite often. Many of the subfamilies listed here probably will not be recognized very much longer, as they will likely be reduced in status below subfamily rank, or elevated to family status (the latter is most likely, e.g., with the family “Melolonthidae” already appearing in some recent classifications). Other families have been removed recently, and are nearly universally accepted.
The reverse of the coins showcases three high-relief beetles in an array of unique surface finish. A Silver scarab on a gilded background introduces the set and on the bottom of its reverse, the inscription: “BEYOND THE WORLD” – the name of the coin. Next in line is a black proof scarab holding a dark Swarovski crystal and the inscription: “LUNAR ECLIPSE” – the name of the coin. Completing the selection is a Rose Gold scarab on a Silver surface and the inscription: “SOLITARY FLAME” – the name of the coin. The obverse of all the three coins depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” - the name of the Queen, “5 DOLLARS” - the face value, “COOK ISLANDS” - the issuing country and “2017” - the year of issue.