|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2020||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 5 dollars||Dimensions: 45||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Gilding|
|ID: NU1199||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 500 pcs|
This amazing 2 oz silver coin is a part of the “Twelve Labours of Hercules” series. It is dedicated to one of the Twelve Labours – capturing the Ceryneian Hind.
In Greek mythology, the Ceryneian Hind was a female deer that held sacred to Artemis. It was often called the Golden Hind because of its golden antlers. The Ceryneian Hind was extremely speedy – it could even outrun an arrow! King Eurystheus gave Hercules his third Labour – to capture and bring it back. After a year of chasing the creature, he caught the Hind. But then Artemis and Apollo appeared to him. Heracles begged forgiveness and requested their mercy as he had to capture the animal as part of his Twelve Labours. Artemis agreed on the condition he released the animal as soon as possible. When Eurystheus attempted to take the animal from Heracles, it darted away back to its mistress.
The reverse of the coin depicts the wonderful image of Hercules fighting against the Ceryneian Hind, which features two incredible gilded antlers. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the Twelve Labours of Hercules and the Ceryneian Hind animal is gilded.
Add this beautiful piece carrying this Greek myth to your collection!