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TUTANKHAMUN Egypt Pharaoh Silver Palladium Gold Red Carnelian Gemstone Coin 2 Oz 50$ Fiji 2012


A numismatic masterpiece, made of 2 oz of pure silver 999, Gold 24 carat gilded, ennobled with pure Palladium and enriched with a red carnelian gemstone considered the stone of the life by Egyptian! Extremely limited mintage of only 999 pcs worldwide! The coin is issued by the Republic of Fiji and honors the history of Tutankhamun! Second of "Egyptian Jewels" 10 coin series.

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Tutankhamun (sometimes called King Tut) was a Pharaoh (like a king) of Ancient Egypt from about 1334 BC to 1323 BC. He became Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (royal family) during the New Kingdom at 9 years old. Tutankhamun ruled only 9 years and died very young, at 18, so he is known as The Boy King. He was married to his half-sister Ankhesenamun, daughter of Queen Nefertiti,his step mother.

Some scientists and historians think Tutankhamun was killed by someone else. When his mummy was examined by a CAT scan in January 2005, a very bad break in the leg was found. This may have been from a riding accident. Most scientists now think that Tutankhamun died because his broken leg got infected. Others believe that his vizier, Ay, murdered him, because Ay also succeeded him as Pharaoh. Because of this, Tut was buried in Ay's tomb and Ay in his. Other sources say that he had died from a sickness.

The tomb was discovered in March 1922 by the famous British archaeologist Howard Carter.

Egyptian Jewels
The use of gemstones in Egyptian art has a several thousand year old tradition.
Pharaohs and noble people adorned themselves with gold as well liked and respected dignitaries women. Tombs and funerary masks were richly decorated and the deceased were placed with rich treasures to the afterlife.
The whole art of Egyptian jewelers can be found on these coins again. The most famous pharaohs and gods are beautiful minted in high relief 2 ounces of pure silver, embellished with gold and palladium, a high-quality padprinting and a cartouche with an inlaid genuine gemstone, which is printed with the name in hieroglyphics in 24 carat gold.

  • CountryFiji
  • Year2012
  • Face Value50 Dollars
  • MetalSilver, Gold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)62
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
Silver, gold, red carnelian and palladium, all inside a luxury display case, make this coin a very exclusive numismatic jewel. The reverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II profile.