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2018 Tuvalu 2 oz Silver Antique Thermometer PR-70 PCGS (FDI)

2018 Tuvalu 2 oz Silver Antique Thermometer PR-70 PCGS (FDI)

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Proof - 70

Population

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166

Graded Higher

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0

Mintage

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2,500

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This beautiful Thermometer coin follows the 2017 Compass release that previously sold out at the mint. From Perth Mint, this coin offers an operational dial thermometer with an antiqued finish and Aztec-style sun in the middle.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • This Antique Finish coin is graded PR-70 by PCGS with the designation of First Day of Issue.
  • Obverse: Reveals the thermometer’s sensor which is encircled by Aztec-style patterning, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date.
  • Reverse: Featuring an antiqued finish, the coin is inset with an operational dial thermometer including both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. The thermometer’s face portrays an Aztec-style sun in the middle. The thermometer is surrounded by Aztec-style patterns and iconography based on the circular Aztec agricultural, or solar, calendar. The fire-breathing sun god Tonatiuh is represented at the top holding an arrow in one hand, a flaming torch the other and wearing flame earrings. At the bottom is Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of frost and cold, breathing frost and carrying an arrow. On the left, or cold side of the thermometer dial is an Aztec, or Mesoamerican, stylization of a snowflake. Opposite is a similarly styled depiction of the sun’s rays. The reverse also incorporates The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mintmark.

With a limited mintage of 2,500 coins and an antiqued coin with original packaging, this item will be extremely popular. Add this 2018 Thermometer coin to your cart today!

Essential for meteorology, medicine, industry and scientific research, thermometers are not the result of a single invention but an evolution spanning about 2,000 years. While the thermometer's exact origins are unknown, several historians have credited the first instrument for measuring temperature to Hero of Alexandria, who lived circa 10-70 AD in Egypt. A people who worshiped gods affecting temperature were the Aztecs, whose civilization flourished in central Mexico before the Spanish conquest.

The story of Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of frost and cold, appears in an Aztec myth of creation. Tonatiuh, the Sun god, demanded obedience and sacrifice from the other gods before he would move. Infuriated by his arrogance, the Lord of Dawn and morning star Venus, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, shot an arrow at the Sun. However he missed his target and the Sun threw his own arrow back, piercing Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli through the head and transforming him into Itztlacoliuhqui.

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Coin ID 675619
Population

The total number of coins produced at a specific mint for a particular date and mintmark combination.

166
Grade Proof - 70
Graded Higher

The total number of coins that have obtained a higher grade than the subject coin by a particular grading service.

0
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Mintage

The total number of coins produced at a specific mint for a particular date and mintmark combination

2,500

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