In a stunning new release for the nation of Tuvalu, the Perth Mint offers a coin with a domed Perspex field at the center that showcases silver particles suspended in purified mineral oil. The silver particles are meant to represent the tears of the Incan goddess Mama Quilla. Right now, you can buy the new 2021 Antique Tuvalu Tears of the Moon 2 oz Silver Coin online from Provident Metals.
With your purchase of the new 2021 Antique Tuvalu Tears of the Moon 2 oz Silver Coin at Provident Metals comes a beautiful presentation set. The coin is housed within a molded plastic case that is shaped like the face of Mama Quilla and is varnished for a collectible appearance. The coin is held within a drawer that slides open from the lips. The coin and its distinctive case are housed in a dark-blue box with a brushed finish. Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity as well.
Queen Elizabeth II is found on the obverse side of 2021 Antique Tuvalu Tears of the Moon Silver Coins. The Queens effigy is fixed at the top of the design rim and is the 1998 design from Ian Rank-Broadley. This right-profile bust of the Queen was created as the fourth-generation effigy for the Royal Mint. The Perspex case in the center is surrounded by Incan crosses known as chakana. The inscriptions on this face of the coin read 2 Dollars, Tuvalu, Queen Elizabeth II, and 2 oz 9999 Ag 2021.
For the reverse design of the 2021 Antique Tuvalu Tears of the Moon 2 oz Silver Coin, the effigy of Mama Quilla is depicted at the top of the design element. Her figure wraps around the entire design rim and is battling with a serpent. The center of the design field here also features the Perspex case, but on this face, it is domed and gives you a greater view of the silver particles in the mineral oil.
Mama Quilla was the goddess of the moon in Incan mythology and religion. Two critical myths represented in this coins design are the fact that she shed tears made of silver that fell to Earth for the Inca to mine, and that lunar eclipses occurred when Mama Quilla was under attack by animals.
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|Mint Mark||P - Perth Mint|
|Product Series||Tears of the Moon|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Designer (Obverse)||Natasha Muhl|
|Designer (Reverse)||Natasha Muhl|