This sterling coin is from a series of art ingots which were put out by the Hamilton Mint called The Countries of the World. This is the ingot for the Philippines. On one side, in beautiful detail, is a woman playing a stringed instrument and above her is the country name. The opposing side appears to be a scene of water and islands with a hammock type piece that might be a fishing net of sorts. The background has a shiny, mirror finish. Along the edge it is marked STERLING. It also has 4 small circles which are hard to make out but they are probably the Hamilton Mint identification marks.
This was purchased from the mint during the late 1970's and early 1980's. Each ingot in the series came with a 3 1/2" by 6" sheet of paper with statistics and a history of the country. This ingot comes enclosed in its original plastic capsule and the fact sheet.
It measures 1" in diameter and weighs approximately 6.9 dwt. or 10.7 grams. This shows some light discoloration but it has never been handled without gloves and has not been cleaned or polished.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Item ID: 18019
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