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2017 Cook Islands Scarab Beetle Selection 3-Coin Set I High Relief 1 oz Silver Gilt Proof $5 Coin GEM Proof in its Original Government Packaging

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2017 Cook Islands Scarab Beetle Selection 3-Coin Set I High Relief 1 oz Silver Gilt Proof $5 Coin GEM Proof OGP
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Why purchase this 2017 Proof Silver Scarab Beetle Collection?

This magnificent 3-coin Silver Proof Set commemorates just three of the more than 30,000 species of scarab beetles worldwide. Each incredibly beautiful 38.61 mm diameter proof is struck for issue by the Cook Islands from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver by the Mayer Mint in Germany, with a mintage limited to only 499 sets.

Gorgeous High Relief colorized designs

The reverse images individually portray three distinct scarab beetle types, surrounded by a beautifully scrolled frame. The first, a gilded scarab with a black mirrored proof field, with the inscription "BLACK KINGDOM." A black-rhodium plated scarab reaches for a sparkling red Swarovski crystal representing the rising sun on the second coin, contrasted against a rose-gold plated background, inscribed "RED DAWN" below. The final, fully gilded coin, features a scarab symbolizing the flaming sun, along with the inscription "DESERT HEAT."

The obverses feature Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, inscribed "ELIZABETH II," "5 DOLLARS," "COOK ISLANDS" and "2017," surrounded by an intricate scrolled pattern.

Extraordinary Proof set in original government packaging

Each 1 oz. silver coin in this three coin set is struck to GEM Proof quality, featuring strike and surface characteristics similar to coins receiving a grade of 65 or better on the Sheldon Scale. The encapsulated coins are nestled in a custom-designed display case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Don't miss the chance to own this unique, low mintage three-Coin Silver Proof Set featuring high relief scarab beetles!

Year of Issue:2017
Mint:Mayer Mint GmbH Germany
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:GEM Proof
Finish:Gilt Proof
Packaging:Original Government Packaging
Relief:High Relief
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1035 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:38.61 mm
Edge Type:Plain
Country:Cook Islands
Legal Tender:Cook Islands
Obverse Design:Queen Elizabeth II Portrait
Reverse Design:Scarab Beetles
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Ian Rank-Broadley
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Scarab beetles were considered sacred to the early Egyptians because they seemed to be created from waste. They played an important position in the theory of reincarnation. Anyone who has an interest in Ancient antiquities or religious rites will appreciate these beautifully rendered images