2018 Tuvalu 2 oz Silver Antique Thermometer | American Heritage Bullion

2018 Tuvalu 2 oz Silver Antique Thermometer

PRODUCT ID: 11313

  • $410.95


This beautiful Thermometer coin follows the 2017 Compass release that previously sold out at the mint. From Perth Mint, this coins offer an operational dial thermomether with an antiqued finish and Aztec-style sun in the middle.

Essential for meteorology, medicine, industry and scientific research, thermometers are not the result of a single invention but an evolution spanning about 2,000 years. While thermometers’ exact origins are unknown, several historians have credited the first instrument for measuring temperature to Hero of Alexandria, who lived circa 10-70 AD in Egypt. A people who worshiped gods affecting temperature were the Aztecs, whose civilization flourished in central Mexico before the Spanish conquest. 

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Each coin is presented in a classic black display case, within a stylized shipper, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Reveals the thermometer’s sensor which is encircled by Aztec-style patterning, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date.
  • Reverse: Featuring an antiqued finish, the coin is inset with an operational dial thermometer including both Celcius and Fahrenheit scales. The thermometer’s face portrays an Aztec-style sun in the middle. The thermometer is surrounded by Aztec-style patterns and iconography based on the circular Aztec agricultural, or solar, calendar. The fire-breathing sun god Tonatiuh is represented at the top holding an arrow in one hand, a flaming torch the other and wearing flame earrings. At the bottom is Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of frost and cold, breathing frost and carrying an arrow. On the left, or cold side of the thermometer dial is an Aztec, or Mesoarmerican, stylisation of a snowflake. Opposite is a similarly styled depiction of the sun’s rays. The reverse also incorporates The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mintmark.
With a limited mintage of only 2,500 coins and an antiqued coin with original packaging, this item will be extremely popular. Add this 2018 Thermometer coin to your cart today! 

The story of Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of frost and cold, appears in an Aztec myth of creation. Tonatiuh, the Sun god, demanded obedience and sacrifice from the other gods before he would move. Infuriated by his arrogance, the Lord of Dawn and morning star Venus, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, shot an arrow at the Sun. However he missed his target and the Sun threw his own arrow back, piercing Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli through the head and transforming him into Itztlacoliuhqui.
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