2019 Diwali Festival 1oz Silver Coloured Medallion
- Vivid Colour Reverse
- Mintage Unlimited
- Rangoli pattern on obverse
- Certificate of Authenticity
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2019 Diwali Festival 1oz Silver Coloured Meadllion.
Diwali is an ancient five day Hindu 'festival of lights'. Celebrated by millions of people in India and all around the world, the five-day festival represents new beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The annual event marks the beginning of the Hindu New year in October or November, with the date changing in accordance with the Hindu lunar calendar.
Observed through domestic rituals of cleaning, renewal, gift giving and decorating homes with lights and oil lamps called diyas, the festival is celebrated with elaborate family feasts and fireworks. Festival goers also take part in puja (prayers), often kneeling before Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, to seek her divine blessing. A traditional form of art known as rangoli is frequently drawn in front of the entrance to a house or in a prayer room. Created using coloured petals, flour, rice, sand or powders, this intricate design serves as a welcoming gesture for the gods and is believed to trap negative energy while attracting luck.
The medallion is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and has an unlimited mintage.
The reverse of the medallion features a coloured representation of Lakshmi and Ganesha sitting on lotus flowers against decorated panels. Lakshmi holds lotus flowers and is dropping coins from her palm into a bowl at her feet. Ganesha grasps a bowl of sweets, a lotus flower and a conch shell symbolising victory. A rat offers the god a delicacy from the selection before him. The design includes the inscription 'happy diwali', the medallion's weight and fineness and The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark.
A rangoli patter is depicted on the medallion's obverse.
The medallion is housed in a contemporary latex case within a beautifully illustrated shipper and accompanied by a cerificate of Authenticity.
The medallion is housed in a contemporary latex case which displays both sides of the coin and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Denomination : Medallion
Quality : BU
Metal : Silver
Weight : 31.107 gms
Diameter : 40.60 mm
Mintage : Unlimited
Certificate of Authenticity : Perth Mint Numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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