|Country: Cameroon||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2018||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 2000 francs||Dimensions: 45||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Glass and locket insert|
|ID: CM0179||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 500 pcs|
Kapala has become a subject for the first release in the World Culture series by the Mint of Poland. You can buy this Republic of Cameroon silver coin on our website.
Why this coin is so special:
- First release in the World Cultures series!
- The coin is struck of pure .999 silver;
- Black proof and antique finish in one coin;
- Delicate turquoise inlay;
- Mysterious theme;
- Worldwide mintage of 500 pieces.
This Cameroon silver coin indicates a new quality level among the collectable coins. Made of 2 oz of silver .999, this coin combines black proof finished surface with antique finished elements. The reverse side of the coin depicts kapala skull in details, thanks to ultrahigh relief technique. The impressive image of the skull is decorated with a faceted turquoise insert. Featuring black proof finish as well, the obverse side includes a neat detailed ornament, a Cameroon coat of arms and standard inscriptions: year and country of issue, face value and metal fineness. The Kapala coin is provided with a nice wooden box and a colorful outer sleeve.
A kapala is a Sanskrit word for “skull” and stands for a ritual cup made from a human skull. Such cups are usually carved or richly decorated with precious metals and jewels. These kapalas are often used in the rituals of Hindu Tantra and Buddhist Tantra. The Hindu deities are often portrayed with kapala in their left hand. At the same time, in Tibetan monasteries these ritual cups can contain the ritual offerings to gods. Kapala, as well as some other human remains used for ritual purposes, is a product of a Charnel ground or a “sky burial”. It is an ancient Tibetan burial tradition, according to which the bodies are not buried or cremated, but exposed to the nature.
The Kapala silver coin intrigues by its mystical theme, being the first in the series. It is a perfect chance to start a new collection dedicated to the culture and traditions of our world. Use this chance buy buying this coin online in our store!