Gods Of Ancient Greece - Aphrodite

Niue Islands 2013 - $5 - Gods Of Ancient Greece - Aphrodite - 2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

No more than 2.000 of the "Gods Of Ancient Greece - Aphrodite" silver coins will be issued by New Zealand Mint.
This silver coin with a milled edge is dedicated to ancient Greek Gods.
$139.23

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Delivery time 1 - 2 days

Country Niue Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 2oz - 62,2g
Dimensions 70 x 34 mm
Mintage 2000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $139.23
Coin Story

Aphrodite was the Ancient Greek Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. Born near Paphos, on the island of Cyprus, Ancient Greek mythology tells the story that Aphrodite’s birth was the consequence of an argument between the Gods.
Because of her beauty, other Gods feared jealousy would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war,
so Zeus married her to the God Hephaestus, who was not viewed as a threat. However, Aphrodite had many lovers, both Gods and men.
This coin marks the second release in a series of five ‘Gods of Ancient Greece’.
Reverse Design

This high relief, rectangular coin, channels classical and renaissance paintings and sculpture of this iconic God of Ancient Greece. The dramatic moment of Aphrodite’s birth where she is born forth from the white foam of the ocean is sculpted out from the silver of this coin face. Behind her appears the shell which carried her to shore, and the island location which has gone down in mythology as her birthplace. Above this, a dove, sacred to the Goddess flies across a highly polished sky.

Obverse Design

This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Country of Issue - Niue.

Packaging

The Gods of Ancient Greece - Aphrodites 2 oz 999 Fine Silver coin is displayed inside a coin case imitating a classic Greek temple of the Ionic order. The set of 5 ‘Gods of Ancient Greece’ coins are designed to line up to represent an Ancient Greek temple. The coin title is Gold foiled on the attractive marblesque outer case.

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