Amaterasu: Goddess of the sun and the universe

Cook Islands 2021 20 Dollars Amaterasu God Series Silver Coin

The ‘Amaterasu: Goddess of the sun and the universe’ coin is the 5th issue in the awarded ‘Gods of the World’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the Goddess of the sun and the universe to life. The coin has an antique finish with dark highlights and is struck on a 3 oz pure 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 5th edition now to complete your collection.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts Amaterasu, the Goddess of the sun and the universe, together with known characteristics of the Imperial House of Japan and the inscription: “AMATERASU” – the name of the Goddess. In her right hand, she holds the well-known mirror, the Imperial House of Japan’s emblem. The Ise Grand Shrine is in the background which is the main Shinto shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms with Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country), “2021” (the year of issue) and “20 DOLLARS” (the face value).

Background information

Amaterasu is the Goddess of the sun and the universe in Japanese mythology. Translated, her full name ‘Amaterasu-Ōmikami’ means “the great august deity illuminating the heavens” or “heaven-illuminating great deity.” Her major shrine is located the Ise Grand Shrine. She is considered a direct ancestor of the Japanese imperial family. The mirror with which she is often depicted is the Imperial House of Japan’s emblem. Amaterasu is celebrated every July 17 with street processions all over the country.

Key selling points

  • Ultra high relief Smartminting©️
  • Antique finish
  • Low mintage
  • Ultra fine details

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Article IDCK2104
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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