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2022 Discovery Of Tutankhamun's Tomb Five Pound Crown Silver Proof Coin

UK22TTSP 2022 Discovery Of Tutankhamun's Tomb Five Pound Crown Silver Proof Coin Boxed
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Silver proof Five Pound coin celebrating 100 years since the tomb of Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered. King Tut was a boy king who ruled between 1332 and 1323 BC. He took the throne at the age of eight or nine and died in his late teens, he’s known for restoring the Ancient Egyptian religion and for his nearly intact tomb. This was located by British archaeologist Howard Carter, funded by the Earl of Carnarvon, in November 1922. When the tomb was finally unsealed in February 1923 it was found to contain 5,398 glittering artefacts, undisturbed for more than 3,000 years. In the century since these treasures have travelled the world, appearing in popular exhibitions that have sparked mass interest in Egyptology. Laura Clancy’s design for this 2022 Royal Mint coin captures the most famous artefact from Tutankhamen’s tomb: the pharaoh’s golden death mask. The quintessential image of Ancient Egypt, the mask is composed of more than 10kg of gold and is decorated with precious stones. Clancy’s design shows the mask in profile with the royal insignia of the cobra and the vulture to the forehead. The legend around reads: ‘DISCOVERY OF TUTANKHAMUN’S TOMB’. This is paired with Jody Clark’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II making this one of the final UK coins to feature the image of Her Majesty the Queen, following her passing in September 2022. The edge reads: ‘THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS’ - the location of Tutankhamun’s tomb. This edition is struck in 28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver to finest proof standard. Proof coins are struck multiple times with hand finished dies for a superior finish, appreciated by serious coin collectors. It’s from a limited edition of just 1,922. You’ll receive this £5 coin in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.
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Obverse

Fifth definitive coin portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Legend: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·'. Artist: Jody Clark.

Reverse

Three-quarters profile of Tutankhamun's gold mask with 'DISCOVERY OF TUTANKHAMUN’S TOMB' in front. Artist: Laura Clancy.

Specification

Proof coin, struck in 28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

From a limited edition presentation of 1,922 pieces. Comes in original Royal Mint packaging with information booklet and numbered certificate of authenticity.

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