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ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM partly Gilded 3 oz Silver Coin $20 Cook Islands 2023

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This breathtaking masterpiece is The Antikythera Mechanism coin is the 10th issue  in the ‘Archeology & Symbolism’ series.

The Antikythera mechanism is generally referred to as the first known analogue computer and discovered in 1902 in a Roman shipwreck of the coast of Antikythera, Greece. It was constructed by Greek scientists in the 1st or 2nd century BC based on theories of astronomy and mathematics of that time. .

  • Heavy 3 oz silver coin - 65 mm diameter.
  • Smartminted©️ ultra high relief on 65mm
  • Unique details feature this coin including a unique obverse!
  • Low mintage of 333 pcs. worldwide  (333 pcs antique & 111 pcs. gilded)
  • A great gift idea for an ancient civilizations enthusiast

The reverse of the coin depicts the Antikythera mechanism in ultra high relief in the middle. Around the Antikythera mechanism are the various bas sculptures from ancient Greece. Surrounded by a circle of waves and metal ornaments representing the sea and ship it was found in. On the edge are the inscriptions: “Antikythera mechanism” (the name) and “2023” (the year of issue). It has ultra-high relief and interesting small details all related to ancient Greece and its scientists.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Cook Island in a special appearance with the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” (name of the Queen), “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country), “ARCHEOLOGY & SYMBOLISM” (the name of the series) and “20 DOLLARS” (the face value).

“Archaeology & Symbolism series" 
Country Cook Island
Denomination 20 Dollars
Year 2023
Quality Partly Gilded
Material Silver  999/1000
Weight (g) 93.3 (3 oz)
Diameter 65 mm
Mintage pcs 333
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes

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