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This beautiful 5 Oz Silver coin is the second release in the “7 Summits” series and features the world’s highest and most famous peak – the Mt. Everest. The coin features the Smartminting technology, has a beautiful coloration and comes in an exposition case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 777 pieces worldwide!
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Availability date: 10/31/2017
Mount Everest, also known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Mount Everest is in the Mahalangur Range. The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across Everest's summit point. Nearby peaks include Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft), and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft) among others. Another nearby peak is Khumbutse, and many of the highest mountains in the world are near Mount Everest. In 1715, China surveyed the mountain while mapping Chinese territory and depicted it as Mount Qomolangma no later than 1719. In 1856, the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India established the first published height of the mountain, then known as Peak XV, at 8,840 m (29,002 ft). The current official height of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) as recognised by China and Nepal was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975. In 2005, China remeasured the height of the mountain and got a result of 8844.43 m.
The reverse of the coin depicts the fantastic colored top view of the Mount Everest. You can almost feel the frost and the shiver of dizziness thanks to its High Relief. On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Mt. EVEREST” – the name of the coin, “8848m” – the height of the mount and “Himalayas, Asia” – the place where the mountain is. On the bottom, the inscriptions: “THE 7 SUMMITS” – the name of the series and “2017” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “COOK ISLANDS” – the issue country and “25 DOLLARS” – the face value.