• Jan 13, 2018
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  • by AIC The Coin Blogger
Arriving early 2018 from Scottsdale Mint.  2017 Chad 2 Ounce Egyptian Relic Series Ramesses II Silver Coins - Art in Coins

 

Scottsdale Mint is proud to announce the release of the 2 oz Republic of Chad Ramesses II Silver Coin BU and the 2 oz Republic of Chad Ramesses II - After Life Silver Coin BU. The release of these two coins marks the final coin releases of the 2017 Egyptian Relic Series. 

Born around 1303 B.C., Ramesses II, also known as "Ramesses the Great," reigned as Pharaoh over the Egyptian Empire from 1279 B.C. to 1213 B.C. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most powerful Pharaohs of the Egyptian Empire. At the age of fourteen, Ramesses II's father Seti I, appointed Ramesses II Prince Regent. Less then ten years later, Ramesses II would ascend to the throne as Pharaoh. Ramesses' greatest accomplishments include numerous victorious campaigns against the Canaanites, Hittites, Nubians, and Sherden sea pirates; construction of a new Egyptian Capital - Pi-Ramesses; the Ramesseum (a temple complex), construction of numerous colossal statues that bore his image throughout the Egyptian Empire, and creation of arguably the world's first Peace Treaty - a treaty signed that ended the conflict between Egypt and Hatti. 

Coin Highlights:

-Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.

-Presents in an individual glossy gift box.

-Impressive thickness of 4.75 mm.

-Maximum mintage of 25,000 coins.

Obverse:

Features the right-facing profile of Pharaoh Ramesses.

Reverse:

Displays the Republic of Chad national crest.

Specifications:

Year: 2017

Issuer: Republic Of Chad

Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated, Antique Finish

Denomination: 1,000 Francs

Metal Content: 2 troy oz

Purity: .999

Mintage: 25,000

Manufacturer:  Scottsdale Mint

Diameter: 42 mm