Struck in one gram of pure gold, the design depicts the fine detail of the golden mask found on the ancient Egyptian king. Mintage limited to just 999 pieces. For more than 3,000 years, Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun lay undisturbed until on a late November day in 1922 when British archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb of the , ÄúBoy Pharaoh.Äù There they discovered the tomb miraculously intact. The Egyptologists found thousands of artifacts, the most splendid of which was a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins nested within each other. Inside the final coffin, which was made out of solid gold, was Tutankhamun, Äôs mummy upon which rested a magnificent life-size gold mask of , ÄúKing Tut, Äù himself.
Today, the Mask of Tutankhamun is one of the world, Äôs most recognizable works of art and arguably the most prominent symbol of ancient Egypt. The coin is a near perfect miniature of the original Mask of Tutankhamun, including full shape relief and details such as the mask, Äôs famous beard as well as the royal insignia atop the headpiece that features a cobra and a vulture. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins".The seller is "canadiancoinandcurrency" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.