2017 Compass 2 oz Antique Silver Coin. COMPASS - 2017 2 oz Antique Silver Coin - Perth Mint. A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation. Magnetic compasses allow people to find their position relative to the Earth's magnetic field.
The magnetised needle of the compass indicates direction based on the four cardinal points - north, south, east, and west. Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. No more than 2,500 of the Compass 2017 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin will be released by The Perth Mint. The reverse of this antiqued silver coin features an interpretation of an ancient world map with mythical sea creatures included in the design, as well as The Perth Mint's traditional'P' mintmark.
A golden coloured compass is set into the middle of the coin and features an engraved rim. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2017 year-date are shown on the coin's obverse.
The obverse also includes a decorative border that circles the back of the compass, which features a star pattern. This coin has been individually'antiqued' to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact.
As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin may vary. The compass set into the middle of the coin forms part of the coin's overall appearance and design.
It should not be relied upon for navigational purposes. Each coin is presented in a classic grey display case, within a stylised shipper, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.Mintage: 2500 Material: Pure Silver (99.99%) Finish: Antique Weight: 2 oz Dimensions: 45.50mm Thickness: 6mm.