Shiva; protector of the universe

Cook Islands 2020 20 Dollars Shiva Protector of the Universe Silver Coin

The ‘Shiva; protector of the universe’ coin is the 4th issue in the most awesome awarded ‘Gods of the World’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings Shiva to life. The coin has an antique finish with dark highlights and is struck on a 3 oz pure .999 silver 50mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this 4th edition now to expand your collection.

Coin description

The coin’s reverse depicts Shiva with his four arms holding a different characteristic object in each hand. You can see his long hair with the crescent moon and skull in it and the third eye on his forehead, together with the sacred cow, holy in Hinduism, and inscriptions: “SHIVA” (his name).

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms with Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “20 DOLLARS” (the face value), “ELIZABETH II” (the name of the Queen), “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country) and “2020” (the year of issue).

Background information

Shiva is one of the most important but also most complex Hinduism gods, who embody contradictory qualities. Shiva means “auspicious one” in Sanskrit and is both protector and destroyer. Characteristic for Shiva is his long hair, often tied up high, with a crescent moon and a skull in it and he is often depicted with the sacred cow. Shiva has a third eye on his forehead, which was created when Parvati, Shiva’s wife, jokingly covered his eyes. The whole world went dark. Suddenly, a beam of light sprang from Shiva’s forehead to replace the sun. This became his third eye. In his stretched earlobes, Shiva wears different earrings, symbolizing the masculine and the feminine. Shiva has four arms that can always hold additional attributes, depending on the form in which the god appears.

Key selling points

  • 50mm diameter for 3oz coin
  • Ultra high relief Smartminting©️ technology
  • Special new antique finish with dark highlights
  • Low mintage just 333 pcs
  • Top selling motive

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Article IDCK2001
CountryCook Islands
Face Value20 Dollars
Weight3 oz (93.3 g)
Diameter50 mm
QualityAntique Finish
Mintage333 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©, Antique Finish
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