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This stunning set of three coins, each featuring a unique, high-relief scarab beetle presents a sublime selection of masterfully minted coins. The coins are struck with Smartminting technology, displaying the beetles in exquisite detail and realism. The coin comes in a collectors case with Certificate of Authenticity. Extremely limited mintage to 499 pieces!
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Availability date: 06/07/2017
The family Scarabaeidae as currently defined consists of over 30,000 species of beetles worldwide, often called scarabs or scarab beetles. The classification of this family is fairly unstable, with numerous competing theories, and new proposals appearing quite often. Many of the subfamilies listed here probably will not be recognized very much longer, as they will likely be reduced in status below subfamily rank, or elevated to family status (the latter is most likely, e.g., with the family “Melolonthidae” already appearing in some recent classifications). Other families have been removed recently, and are nearly universally accepted.
The reverse of the first coin, called Black Kingdom, features a gleaming gilded scarab on a black proof mirror surface. On the bottom, the inscriptions: “BLACK KINGDOM”. The reverse of the second coin, called Red Dawn, features a Black-Rhodium plated ancient Egyptian scarab on a Rose-Gold canvas holding up the rising sun in the shape of a Swarovski crystal. On the bottom, the inscription: “RED DAWN”. The reverse of the third coin, called Desert Heat, features a scarab on a coin completely gilded coin representing the flaming sun. On the bottom, the inscription: “DESERT HEAT”. The obverse of all the three coins depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” - the name of the Queen, “5 DOLLARS” - the face value, “COOK ISLANDS” - the issue country and “2017” - the issue year.