100 years of Tutankhamun in Coincard

€7.95
100 years of Tutankhamun in Coincard

100 years of tutankhamun in coincard - Royal Dutch mint

€7.95
  • For the first time: a 1 Euro coin in coincard!
  • In honor of the opening of Tutankhamun’s Tomb in 1923
  • Coin is wrapped in a fitting coincard, that evokes the atmosphere of ancient Egypt
  • Special edition: shiny coincard! 
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Egyptologist and archeologist Howard Carter has been searching for 10 years in the Valley of the Kings… waiting to discover the tomb of young pharaoh Tutankhamun. Carter is been financially supported by Lord Carnarvon: the pressure is increasing every month. Just as Lord Carnarvon wants to stop the financial aid, Carter finds a way to convince the wealthy count to sponsor him for another season. This turns out to be a golden move…
 
On November 4th in 1922, the world of archeology changes for good. Howard Carter hits the start of a sixteen-step staircase, while mining a previously spotted area. This staircase leads to a wall with a sign, which is later identified as the sign of Tutankhamun.
 
After making a first opening, it’s clear that Carter is indeed the very first one to discover the tomb. His lender Carnarvon rushes to Egypt and together they break the seal of the tomb. On February 16th 1923, the tomb of Tutankhamun is opened for the first time. This is 100 years ago in 2023. The fully intact tomb contains countless valuable objects. Carter and his team spend years mapping it all out.
 
Tutankhamun (ca. 1333 – 1314 B.C)
Tutankhamun is a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt. He is most known for the discovery of his intact tomb in 1922. Research of his remains have shown that the pharaoh died at the age of just 19 years old; probably because of complications due to a knee injury. The young pharaoh also seems to have suffered from malaria during the time of his passing.
 
Design
To remember the opening of Tutankhamun’s Tomb, the Royal Dutch Mint launches a special issue: a coincard with a 1 Euro coin. This is the first time a 1 Euro coin is put in a coincard. This is a referral to the fact that the tomb was opened 100 years ago. The coin is put into a fitting coincard that really evokes the atmosphere of ancient Egypt. Around the coin on the coincard, the contours of the well-known Tutankhamun facemask are shown. On the background, you can find Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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Article number 0116510
Metal vernikkeld staal
Weight 7,50 g
Diameter 23,25 mm
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Nominal value 1 Belgian Franc
Mintage 8.500