AQUARIUS Zodiac Swarovski Crystal Silver Coin 5$ Canada 2019

New product

This lovely Silver coin is the second release in the “Zodiac” series and represents the Aquarius sign. This coin features twenty Swarovski crystals embellishments, has beautiful coloration, has a Proof quality and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 4.000 pieces worldwide.

More details

49.95 €

In pre-order
Availability date (may change): 31-Jan-19

- +


Same Day Shipping Quick Delivery in 24/48 hours

Secure Payment Highest security SSL encryption

Money Back Guarantee Get what you ordered or refund!

 
Specifications
Country Canada
Year 2019
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 7.96
Diameter (mm) 27
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 4.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
More info

Aquarius
Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. The water carrier represented by the zodiacal constellation Aquarius is Ganymede, a beautiful Phrygian youth. Ganymede was the son of Tros, king of Troy (according to Lucian, he was also the son of Dardanus). While tending to his father's flocks on Mount Ida, Ganymede was spotted by Jupiter. The king of gods became enamored of the boy and flew down to the mountain in the form of a large bird, whisking Ganymede away to the heavens. Ever since, the boy has served as cupbearer to the gods. Ovid has Orpheus sing the tale: “The king of the gods was once fired with love for Phrygian Ganymede, and when that happened Jupiter found another shape preferable to his own. Wishing to turn himself into a bird, he none the less scorned to change into any save that which can carry his thunderbolts. Then without delay, beating the air on borrowed pinions, he snatched away the shepherd of Ilium, who even now mixes the winecups, and supplies Jove with nectar, to the annoyance of Juno” (Metamorphoses X 154-160). Aquarius is a summer constellation in the northern hemisphere, found near Pisces and Cetus. It is especially notable as the radiant for four meteor showers, the largest of which is the Delta Aquarid meteor shower in late July and early August.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin features the image by artist Jori van der Linde features an engraved outer ring of Roman numerals that captures the look of a classic timepiece. An inner ring of Swarovski crystals surround a colourful zodiac-themed image, which pairs the constellation and symbol associated with Aquarius. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt and the inscriptions: “CANADA” – the issue country, “2019” – the year of issue, “D·G·REGINA” – Dei Gratia Regina, “5 DOLLARS” – the face value and “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen.

Reviews