This 2 Oz Silver coin is the second...
This incredible 1 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the Matryoshka Doll, a symbol of Russia and its culture. The coin features the special egg-shaped curve of a real Russian Matryoshka Doll, has a beautiful coloration, has a new design with edge numbering and comes in a two-sized Matryoshka case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 10/25/2017
The matryoshka doll is a symbol of Russia and its culture. It is truly a doll—a child's plaything—but it began its history just over 100 years ago as a highly collectible art form. The painted image on the dolls is most often a woman wearing traditional Russian costume. The woman is a mother; the names Matryona and Matryoshka were common Russian country names for generations. Both come from the Latin root mater for mother. So matryoshka has come to mean "little mother" based on the idea that the outer or largest doll holds her babies inside like an expectant mother and that each daughter in turn becomes a mother. They are symbols of fertility and motherhood and have a modified egg shape.
The reverse of the coin presents the Matryoshka Doll, with his specific egg-shape. In the center of the reverse, a woman wearing traditional Russian costume, symbol for the mother, with a gorgeous coloration. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “2017” – the year of issue and “МОЯ МАТРЁШКА” – the name of the coin and the Russian name for Matryoshka. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “SOLOMON ISLANDS” – the issuing country, “$5” - the face value and “1 Oz Ag 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of Silver.