FEW AVAILABLE :: PRE-ORDER YOURS BEFORE THEY'RE GONE! THE WORLD'S FIRST COIN WITH REAL SAND HOURGLASS. NIUE 5 Dollars 2018 Limited Edition Silver. HIGHLIGHTS: REAL SAND HOURGLASS INLAY:: HAND MADE ANTIQUE FINISH :: HIGH RELIEF :: RIMLESS :: SERIAL NUMBER ENGRAVED. We are very proud to offer you a new issue of Art Mints products with the new "CARPE DIEM" coin.Originally designed in hand made plaster model the coin has a high sculptural relief, that deepens the impression of the Grim Reaper uprising as a reminder to "seize your days" (CARPE DIEM)! The cracked effect and a beautiful antique finish gives a sense that you are holding a piece of history in your own hands. Nevertheless, the real sand hourglass are indeed counting the time left! On the obverse side of the coin, you can see Her Majesty the Queen Elisabeth II, face value, date and external ornament ring designed in the same monumental manner.
The coin comes in an highly elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 500 pcs worldwide!Limited to 500 coins worldwide. Carpe diem is a Latin aphorism, usually translated "seize the day", taken from book 1 of the Roman poet Horace's work Odes (23 BC). Perhaps the first written expression of the concept is the advice given by Siduri to Gilgamesh, telling him to forgo his mourning and embrace life although some scholars see it as simply urging Gilgamesh to abandon his mourning, reversing the liminal rituals of mourning and returning to the normal and normative behaviors of Mesopotamian society. In Horace, the phrase is part of the longer carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero, which can be translated as "Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow (the future)". The ode says that the future is unforeseen and that one should not leave to chance future happenings, but rather one should do all one can today to make one's future better. This phrase is usually understood against Horace's Epicurean background. The meaning of carpe diem as used by Horace is not to ignore the future, but rather not to trust that everything is going to fall into place for you and taking action for the future today. Related but distinct is the expression memento mori (remember that you are mortal) which carries some of the same connotation as carpe diem. For Horace, mindfulness of our own mortality is key in making us realize the importance of the moment. Remember that you are mortal, so seize the day. In modern English, the expression "YOLO", meaning "you only live once", expresses a similar sentiment.
In the 1989 American film Dead Poets Society, the English teacher John Keating, played by Robin Williams, famously says: Carpe diem. Later, this line was voted as the 95th greatest movie quote by the American Film Institute. Coins for investors and collectors. The item "RARE Niue 5$ 2018 Silver 2oz Ø50mm CARPE DIEM coin with real SAND HOURGLASS" is in sale since Thursday, June 25, 2020.
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