The 2015 Tokelau $5 .5g Gold Capricornus Proof Coin
This .5 gram gold Capricorn piece, that is part of the well-known, and much liked, “Creatures of Myth and Legend” series. Although this coin is very small, with a diameter of just 11 mm, don’t let its size fool you; this coin is a ½ troy gram of gold that contains a purity of .9999 fine gold. It’s proof finish offers a small yet exquisite and defined design of the creature known as “Capricornus”. This coin was minted by BH Mayer Kunstprägeanstalt GMBH Mint in Germany. The proof strike represents the presence of a shiny, mirror like surface and explicit lines creating the design on the coin, as well as its inscriptions.
The Creature of Myth and Legend known as the “Capricorn”
The Capricornus goat and fish like creature has been part of Greek Mythology since the Middle Bronze Age, dating 1500–1200 BC, when it was granted its name “Capricornus”, which is Latin for “horned goat”. In astrology Capricornus is noted as the tenth zodiac sign and represents individuals born between Dec. 22 and Jan. 19th. People who are born under this constellation, according to astrology, are known to be extremely precise and pay a lot of attention to details.
The actual design on this coin depicts the actual goat-fish sitting partially in the sea and partially on the land. In this design, the goat’s hooves are pointed toward land which is meant to symbolize the upward direction that the goat will climb to reach its goals. On the obverse of this coin you will find a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Why add this 2015 .5 gram gold PF70 ER Capricornus Coin to your Collection?
This coin without a doubt catches the eye, and will be a great conversational piece in someone’s collection. Beyond that, there are only 1,500 of these beauties minted, so not many will have the opportunity to obtain this unique piece and make it a part of their collection. This particular .5 gram gold Capricornus coin has been graded by the professionals at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as being a grade 70, which means it has no post-production imperfections at 5x magnification. This coin is also certified by NGC to have been graded within just 30 days of its being released from the Mint, denoted as an Early Release.
All in all, this coin would make a great addition to any coin collection, or can even be a creative gift for a friend or loved one born between December 22nd and January 19th. Suited with distinct lines, mirror like shiny surfaces, and a stunning depiction of the fish-goat creature of myth and legend, this is a piece anyone can appreciate.
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Weight in Grams:||0.5 g|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Tag:||Creatures of Myth and Legend|