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Tuvalu 2018-P Happy Diwali - Elephant-Headed God Ganesha - Festival of Lights in Honor of Goddess Lakshmi $4 1 Gram Pure Gold Reverse Proof P07

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Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with this one gram ultra pure gold coin depicting the elephant headed god Ganesha, at an extremely affordable price! The perfect Diwali gift, too!

Diwali is the most important holiday in India. It’s a New Year’s celebration that is also known as the “Festival of Lights,” celebrated by hundreds of millions of people every year. The notion of light triumphing over dark is incredibly symbolic, a theme so universal that it has inspired cultures around the world for millenia. But Diwali is more than a single flame; it fills homes, streets - and hearts! - with the light of goodness. Diwali revelers are an incredibly diverse ethno-cultural group. Hindu, Sikh, Jain…every faith has its own Diwali traditions and rituals, but the unifying thread is always a celebration of good triumphing over evil. What an extraordinary way to honor the beautiful goddess Lakshmi, rendered in vibrant color and minute detail on this one gram pure gold coin!

The gold is ultra pure - four 9s pure (.9999), in fact. And it's affordable, so get yours today! Better yet, get one for yourself and several more to give as (most impressive, pure gold) gifts of precious metal!

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Hindu_Indian_Goddess_LakshmiThe Diwali Celebration!
Diwali is an ancient five day Hindu festival of lights. Celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and some Buddhists around the world, it is considered one of the happiest holidays in India and Nepal. The main theme of the festival is the triumph of light over darkness, goodness over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

During Diwali, Ganesha is revered as the deity of intellect, the patron of arts and sciences, and the remover of obstacles. He is worshiped with Lakshmi to welcome wisdom along with wealth. Ganesha is typically portrayed with the head of an elephant, a rotund belly, and four arms. He is often depicted holding an axe to cut down ignorance and a lotus flower, the symbol of enlightenment, with a rat or mouse at his feet.

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Diwali - Festival of Lights
 Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India; it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. Diwali preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers), typically to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After puja, fireworks follow, then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. 

Diwali_Dancers_Festival_Of_Lights Diwali also marks a major shopping period in India and other nations where it is celebrated. In terms of consumer purchases and economic activity, Diwali is the equivalent of Christmas in the west. It is traditionally a time when households purchase new clothing, home refurbishments, gifts, gold and other large purchases. The festival celebrates Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and investment, spending and purchases are considered auspicious. Diwali is a peak buying season for gold and jewelry in India. It is also a major sweets, candy and fireworks buying season. At retail level, about $800 million in U.S. Dollars (INR 5,000 crores) worth of firecrackers are expended in India over the Diwali season.

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Rangoli_Decorations_During_Diwali_Festival_of_LightsObverse
A portrait of the god Ganesha, dancing while holding both axe and flower. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the lower right, near the 4:00 position along the rim. The legend 1 GRAM 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity.

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Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated and protected inside a colorful, credit card sized card, suitable for presentation and gift-giving, with room to write a message or dedication when the card is opened.

Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value Four Dollars
Weight 1.001 g
Diameter 11.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   1.00 mm
   
Finish Reverse Proof (Specimen or Bullion)
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Jennifer McKenna (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered




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