New Zealand released a magnificent coin inspired by the ancient Greek tetradrachm. This ancient coin got its name because of its denomination of 4 drachmae (old Greek currency). Some of the classic style coins even had a square shape, because of the way they made the currency. The ancient coin contained a unique symbol of an owl on the reverse. Today this owl appears as the obverse of the Athenian Owl coin.
The owl is still a famous symbol meaning wisdom and truth. In ancient Athens, the owl had revered, so it took its place on the local coin. On the original tetradrachm, the front part showed the goddess Athena, and the owl on the backside gave the goddess the possibility to recognize the truth.
On the new coin next to the owl, you can also find an olive branch and a crescent moon. These symbols also came with the ancient Athenian coin. Olive oil was the most exported product of ancient Greece at that time. Meanwhile, it is a symbol of peace, along with a white pigeon.
The coin "Athenian Owl" weighs 1 ounce or 31.10g and consists of 999th-grade silver. The finish of the coin combines several technologies. By the dark inscriptions on the coin, you can distinguish the Ruthenium coating. In addition to the primary silver design elements, the silver quarter has a gold plating. The finish includes a pink and yellow gold coating, and the eyes of the owl decorated with Swarovski crystals, which gives the coin a fascinating appearance.
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Beautiful combinationReview by Frank (Posted on July 12, 2020)
Beautiful combination of different gold and ruthenium coating. The owl's eyes are enchanting! Be sure to buy silver coins from this series in other colors.