2022 Ouroboros 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin
Derived from a Greek word meaning ‘tail-devourer’, the ouroboros is an ancient symbol portraying a snake or serpent eating its own tail. Appearing in a variety of ancient cultures and beliefs as a circular or eight shaped symbol, it represented the regenerative cycle of life, enlightenment and renewal.
A horizontal eight-shaped symbol was first used mathematically in the 17th century to denote the concept of the endless and unlimited. A line that never ends, it is commonly known as the infinity symbol. In modern mysticism and popular culture, the ouroboros encapsulates these ancient mythical and mathematical connotations as a celebration of eternity.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of the Ouroboros 2022 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin.
The infinity-shaped coin portrays a coloured impression of a snake consuming its tail. Also included in the design is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse of the coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, monetary denomination and 2022 year-date.
This coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin in the mintage will vary.
The coin is presented in a clear acrylic case, allowing both sides of the coin to be displayed, and is packaged within a themed shipper. The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||2.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||2.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||62.213|
|Maximum Dimensions (mm)||40.70 x 70.00|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||4.94|
ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
Established on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia’s Federation in 1901, The Perth Mint was the last of three Australian colonial branches of the United Kingdom ‘s Royal Mint (after the now-defunct Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint) intended to refine gold from the gold rushes and to mint gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns for the British Empire. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Perth Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.
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