Cook Islands 1 Dollar 2012 Cu ag-plated Prooflike Abu Simbel

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Country: Cook Islands
Year: 2012
Face value: 1 Dollar
Metal: Copper silverplated
Weight: 27 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Quality: Prooflike
Mintage: 5'000 pcs.

*** This is a pre-sale. Agreement with the distributor, shipment after the issuance of coins at the end of March! ***

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Egypt not only reflects an eventful recent history but is considered to be one of the first ever advanced civilisations of mankind. Even over 3‘000 years ago, Egyptian architects built the most beautiful buildings and craftsmen produced the finest statues, masks and pieces of jewellery. With this series, we would like to bring this incomparable culture and its treasures nearer to you.

The massive temple of Abu Simbel was erected by Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century B.C. As Ramses II saw himself as the legitimate godly ruler, the temple particularly served to express this belief. Twice a year, on February 21st and on October 21st, the so-called solar phenomenon occurs within the temple. In each case the sun‘s rays penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate three of the four stone-carved king sculptures for about 20 minutes.

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