A Gorgeous Coin That Boasts A Mountain Of A Story. The tallest mountain in Europe is not located in the Swiss Alps where one might think it would be. Instead, it's located in southern Russia's Caucasus Mountain range. There, the local people call the area Yalbuz, meaning "Ice Mane, " which has origins in local mythology that speak of paranormal creatures gathering on the bald mountains. The tallest of these ghostly, ice-covered mountains is Mount Elbrus.Rising to a height of 18,510 feet, Mount Elbrus is forever famous in Greek mythology for its role in the fate of Prometheus, the famous trickster who had stolen fire from Zeus. As punishment, Zeus chained Prometheus to Mount Elbrus and sent an eagle to eat his liver only to have Heracles free him. Mount Elbrus Literally Towers Off The Surface Of This Coin. This stunning coin-the sixth release of the Seven Summit Series-features a dramatic colorized depiction of Mount Elbrus that literally towers off the surface.
Site Of A Famous World War II Battle. When you hold this coin in your hands, you'll almost picture creatures roaming across the wind-swept peaks and valleys. You might also remember that Mount Elbrus was the site of a famous World War II story of adventure right out of the pages of Alistair MacLean's epic action-adventure novel. The story occurred In 1942 while German troops were attempting to gain a foothold in Russia. The Wehrmacht's famed Edelweiss division eventually took all the passes through the range and even ascended to the top of Mount Elbrus to symbolically plant a flag.
By early 1943, Russian troops had forced the Germans out of the mountains and promptly removed the Swastika from the summit and replaced it with a bust of Lenin. Flawless Silver Coins From Among The First Released. What's more, each one available here has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Uncirculated Mint State-70 (MS70) condition, a distinction that means these perfectly-graded coins have ZERO imperfections - showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, NGC has pedigreed these coins with a First Releases (FR) certification, a designation that means they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of the coin's release. Each also comes with a mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity.
SIXTH RELEASE IN SEVEN SUMMITS SERIES. This coin is the sixth release in the Seven Summits Series. It features a colorized image of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain I Russia's Caucasus Mountain range.
The coin's obverse is graced by the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER.
Each Silver Seven Summits Elbrus Ultra High Relief Colorized Coin was struck in five ounces of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and measures 65 mm in diameter. NGC has pedigreed this coin with a First Releases (FR) certification, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was verified within the first 30 days of issue.
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