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2023 Perth Mint Diwali 1oz Silver Gilded Medallion

SKU:2023-PM-23M53AAA
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  • Vendor:

    Perth Mint

  • Type:

    1oz Silver Gilded Medallion

Description

 

DETAILS

The Perth Mint is pleased to present this 1oz silver gilded medallion to celebrate Diwali.

Diwali is the ancient Hindu ‘festival of lights’. Celebrated by millions of people in India and all around the world, the five-day festival represents the triumph of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The annual event marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year in October or November, with the date changing in accordance with the Hindu lunar calendar.

Rituals practiced during Diwali include cleaning and decorating homes with oil lamps called diyas. Family feasts, gift-giving, fireworks and sweets are other long-established customs. Participants also pay homage to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and the elephant headed Ganesha, the god of good fortune.

The Diwali 1oz Silver Gilded Medallion is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver and has an unlimited mintage.

DESIGN

The medallion’s gilded reverse portrays a representation of Lakshmi sitting on a lotus flower, the symbol of enlightenment, with coins emerging from the palm of her hand. Next to her, a representation of Ganesha is sitting on a cushion while being attended by a mouse, one of his traditional mounts, who offers sweets as a symbol of generosity. The deities are framed by an ornate architectural motif with hanging lanterns in the background. Included in the design is the inscription ‘happy diwali’, the medallion’s weight and fineness, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The medallion’s gilded obverse portrays a diya surrounded by concentric patters of lotus flowers surrounded by an ornate architectural motif.

PRESENTATION

The medallion is housed in a contemporary latex case within a beautifully illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Silver Content - 1 Troy oz
  • Fineness - 99.99% Purity
  • Minimum Gross Weight - 31.107g
  • Maximum Diameter - 40.90mm
  • Maximum Thickness - 3.50mm
  • Maximum Mintage - Unlimited
  • Designer - Sean Rogers