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EGYPTIAN LABYRINTH Milestones of Mankind Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2016


This beautiful Silver coin portrays an Egyptian Labyrinth with a level of detail that is beyond comparison and with a new and innovative technology, Smartminting! The gradually increasing depression towards the centre of the coin, holds a specially developed and fully functional micro-labyrinth. Very low mintage to only 999 pieces worldwide!

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Egyptian Labyrinth
The Labyrinth of Egypt has been described by a number of ancient writers such as Herodotus, Strabo, Diodorus, and Pliny. The labyrinth’s age and ancient origins are unclear, but at the time of Herodotus’ visit it was more than 1,300 years old. This legendary complex, named the “Labyrinth” by the ancient Greeks was legendary complex is believed to be an enormous collective tomb of the twelve kings who built it and a resting place for sacred crocodiles. Located at Hawara, about 90 km south of modern Cairo the complex contains secret chambers, passages shrines and tombs. Herodotus wrote of the Labyrinth in the fifth century B.C. (History, 2.148-49): ‘It has twelve covered courts – six in a row facing north, six south – the gates of the one range exactly fronting the gates of the other. Inside, the building is of two storeys and contains three thousand rooms, of which half are underground, and the other half directly above them. I was taken through the rooms in the upper storey, so what I shall say of them is from my own observation, but the underground ones I can speak of only from report, because the Egyptians in charge refused to let me see them, as they contain the tombs of the kings who built the labyrinth, and also the tombs of the sacred crocodiles.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2016
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)50
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin depicts the Egyptian Labyrinth, with many tunnels full of secrets. The design is created in detail, with a new technology, Smartminting. In the center of the coin, a functional micro-labyrinth that brings you with the mind in the hidden world of Egypt, along with many Egyptian symbols. In the high of the reverse, the inscriptions: "Milestones of Mankind". In the bottom, the inscription: "Egyptian Labyrinth". The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the country - Cook Islands, the year of issue - 2016 and the face value - 10 Dollars.