Australia 2022 $2 Games Through the Ages 2oz Silver Antiqued Coloured Coin Perth Mint

  • 99.99% 2 oz pure silver 
  • Antiqued finish 
  • Limited mintage – 2,500 
  • Australian legal tender
  • Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213
  • Maximum Diameter (mm) 45.60
  • Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.20
  • Maximum Mintage 2,500
  • Finish Antique
  • Legal Tender Tuvalu

Games were played by ancient civilisations as competitive recreation and represent one of humanity’s oldest forms of social interaction. Evidence for the existence of dice as throwable cubes with numbered sides indicates they were made in Egypt at least as early as 2000 BCE. The first known board game, The Royal Game of Ur, originated around 4,600 years ago in Mesopotamia. By the beginning of the 10th century, playing cards had been invented in China.

Many traditional games, which have their roots in days long gone, have stood the test of time. Despite modern electronic alternatives, they offer entertaining group activities strongly associated with joyous times, including Christmas and summer vacations. Enjoyed by children and regarded with fondness by older generations, they continue to inspire happy and memorable family occasions. Firmly ingrained in our cultural practices while helping to develop mental agility and strategic thinking, old-style games are inexpensive, easy to master, and above all, fun.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender of the Government of Tuvalu. The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,500 of the Tic Tac Toe 2022 $2 2oz Silver Antique Coin

Encased in the coin’s centre is a 24-carat gold-plated insert representing a six-pointed snowflake. Symbolising their many wondrous hexagonal shapes in nature, the snowflake insert can be made to gently rotate by moving the coin.

The coin is housed in a Perth Mint classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged in a festive gift box with a white bow, it comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.