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EGYPTIAN SYMBOLS ANKH Gilded Colored Silver Coin 3 Oz 20$ Palau 2014


The first coin in the all new Egyptian Symbols Collection: Ankh. Struck from 3 oz of 99.9% pure silver in antique finish quality and with the symbol gilded and colored, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Palau. Mintage 999 pieces worldwide.

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The ankh also known as breath of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life".
It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. The ankh appears in hand or in proximity of almost every deity in the Egyptian pantheon (including Pharaohs). Thus it is fairly and widely understood as a symbol of early religious pluralism: all sects believed in a common story of eternal life, and this is the literal meaning of the symbol. This rationale contributed to the adoption of the ankh by New Age mysticism in the 1960s, to mean essentially the same tolerance of diversity of belief and common ethics as in Ancient Egypt.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2014
  • Face Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)93.3 (3 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)55
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's obverse depicts in the centre the Ankh gilded and colored. In background the Giza's Pyramids and the God Isis. On top the inscription "Egyptian Symbols" and on bottom the inscription "Ankh" with the issue date. The coin's reverse depicts the Egyptian sphinxes with the Giza's Pyramids. In the centre the coat of arms of the Republic of Palau and the face value. On top the inscriptions "Egyptian Symbols" and on bottom the inscription "Ankh".