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Availability date: 01/29/2020
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This spectacular 12-coin collection features the twelve gods of Olympus – Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Athena, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera, Hestia, Demeter, Poseidon and Zeus.
Each coin is meticulously struck from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver.
To capture the depth and detail of each design, the coins are struck in high relief to a rimless format, and have been individually ‘antiqued’ to give them a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin may vary. The design also includes the inscription name of each God as well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The reverse of the coin depicts Aphrodite sitting on a rock at the edge of the water with two swans. The design also includes the inscription APHRODITE, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The reverse of the coin depicts Apollo in a garden playing his golden lyre. In the background is the nymph Daphne, transformed into a laurel tree. The inscription APOLLO also appears in the design.
The reverse of the coin depicts Ares in the midst of a battle wearing full body armour and holding his shield. The inscription ARES also appears in the design.
The reverse of the coin depicts Artemis in the forest at night time with a full moon and a large stag in the background. She is featured drawing her bow and arrow and aiming into the distance. The inscription ARTEMIS also appears in the design.
The reverse of the coin depicts Athena in front of a temple surrounded by olive trees. She has an owl perched on her shoulder and she is holding a large spear in her right hand, and a shield with Medusa’s head on it in her left hand. The inscription ATHENA also appears in the design.
The reverse of the coin depicts Demeter standing in a field surrounded by wheat, with two chickens. She is holding a basket full of grapes and standing under a grape vine. The inscription DEMETER also appears in the design.
The reverse of the coin depicts Hephaestus standing in front of a furnace in his workshop wielding a hammer as he prepares to hammer a sword on his anvil. Also included in the design are volcanoes and the inscription HEPHAESTUS.
The reverse of the coin depicts Hera wearing a polos crown, sitting on a throne in the Temple of Hera, holding a pomegranate in her right hand. Hera is pictured with three peacocks. The inscription HERA also appears in the design.
The reverse of the coin depicts Hermes running through the sky with an ancient Greek city in the background. He is carrying his kerykeion and wearing a short robe, his leather messenger pouch, his winged traveller’s hat and his talaria. The design also features several birds flying through the sky and the inscription HERMES.
The reverse of the coin depicts Hestia kneeling on a hearth next to a fire in a kitchen surrounded by pots and pans containing a variety of foods. The design includes the inscription HESTIA.
The reverse of the coin depicts a bearded Poseidon emerging from the waves with his two hippocampi, clutching his trident. The inscription POSEIDON also appears in the design.
The reverse of the coin depicts a bearded Zeus sitting on a throne with an eagle perched on his right hand and a lightning bolt in his left hand. The inscription ZEUS also appears in the design.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, all of the coins feature the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2017 year-date on their obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of the Gods of Olympus 2017 2oz Silver High Antiqued Relief 12-Coin Collection.
The set is presented in a perfect presentation three-tiered box with each of the three draw inserts displaying four coins. The set is accompanied with three numbered Certificates of Authenticity booklets.