2020 Cook Islands 3 Ounce Shiva Protector of the Universe Silver Coin
This is the fourth issue in the awarded Gods of the World Series from Cook Islands. It is struck in smartminting high relief further complemented by a multi-tone antique finish.
This amazing coin is struck from 3 ounces .999 pure silver with just 333 pieces in total production.
Shiva (lit. the auspicious one) also known as Mahadeva (lit. the great god) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is one of the supreme beings within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism.
Shiva is known as "The Destroyer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu. In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is one of the supreme beings who creates, protects and transforms the universe. In the Shaktism tradition, the Goddess, or Devi, is described as one of the supreme, yet Shiva is revered along with Vishnu and Brahma. A goddess is stated to be the energy and creative power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati (Sati) the equal complementary partner of Shiva. He is one of the five equivalent deities in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism.
Grade: Ultra High Relief
Metal Content: 3 Troy Ounces / 93.3 Grams
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 50 mm
Mint Capsule, Presentation Box, Numbered Certificate of Authenticity