MERMAID RISING Coloured 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Fiji 2018

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Seller: powercoin_italy (22,088) 99.8%, Location: Roma, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372515621506 Specifications Country: Fiji Year: 2018 Face value: 1 Dollar Metal: Silver 999/1000 Weight (g): 31.1 (1 oz) Diameter (mm): 39 Quality: Proof Mintage (pcs): 2.500 Certificate COA: Yes Box: Yes MERMAID RISING Coloured 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Fiji 2018 {FREE_SHIPPING} Description & Design This beautiful 1 Oz Silver Coin is dedicated to the legend of an actual Fiji Mermaid has been around since the 1800's when a sailor found what he thought was an actual mermaid in the Fiji Islands. The coin has a beautiful design, has a Proof quality and comes in a capsule, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 15.000 pieces worldwide. The reverse of the coin presents the beautiful image of a Mermaid rising from the water over a coloured background. On the left of the reverse, the inscription: “MERMAID RISING” – the name of the coin. On the right, the inscription: “1 OZ .999 SILVER” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Fiji and the inscriptions: “FIJI” – the issuing country, “2018” – the year of issue and “1 DOLLAR” – the face value. Background & History Mermaid A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans. The male equivalent of the mermaid is the merman, also a familiar figure in folklore and heraldry. Although traditions about and sightings of mermen are less common than those of mermaids, they are generally assumed to co-exist with their female counterparts. Some of the attributes of mermaids may have been influenced by the Sirens of Greek mythology. Historical accounts of mermaids, such as those reported by Christopher Columbus during his exploration of the Caribbean, may have been inspired by manatees and similar aquatic mammals. While there is no evidence that mermaids exist outside folklore, reports of mermaid sightings continue to the present day, including 21st century examples from Israel and Zimbabwe. Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries, such as in Hans Christian Andersen's well-known fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” (1836). They have subsequently been depicted in operas, paintings, books, films and comics. {IMAGES} Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated, Year: 2018, Composition: Silver, Country/Region of Manufacture: Fiji, Certification: Uncertified

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