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2019 $2 Abacus 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

2019-2-ABACUS-2OZ

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2019 $2 Abacus 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

- Features an Abacus set into the coin's centre

- Perth Mint Issue

- Mintage 2,500

- Certificate of Authenticity

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2019 $2 Abacus 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

The first known portable calculating tool, the abacus is often associated with the development of an ancient network of trade routes referred to as the Silk Road. Spanning 64,000 kilometres, the vast passage was the first to connect China with the Middle East and Europe.

Merchants traditionally used an abacus to keep inventory of commodities being bought and sold along the route. Also known as counting boards or frames, these devices were typically made of wood or metal and held rods that were mounted with freely sliding beads for counting large numbers.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,500 of the Abacus 2019 1oz Silver Antiqued coins.

Featuring an antiqued finish, the coin is inset with an abacus. The reverse design features depictions of travellers riding camels along the Silk Road. Items that were typically traded such as pottery, textiles, fruit, paper, fragrances and spices are represented in the foreground. 

The design includes The Perth Mint's 'P' Mintmark.

Each coin's obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II , monetary denomination and the 2019 year-date. A pattern of abacus counting beads borders the abacus insert.

Each 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 will vary.

Each coin is housed in a grey display case, with stylised shipper and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Denomination :               $2 (TVD)

Quality :                         Antiqued Silver

Metal :                           99.9% Pure Silver

Weight :                         2 oz

Diameter :                      45.50 mm

Mintage :                        2,500

Certificate of Authenticity : Perth Mint

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2019 $2 Abacus 2oz  Silver Antiqued Coin

2019 $2 Abacus 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

2019 $2 Abacus 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

- Features an Abacus set into the coin's centre

- Perth Mint Issue

- Mintage 2,500

- Certificate of Authenticity

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