The third, and final, coin in the exciting Goddesses of Olympus coin series features Aphrodite.
In ancient Greek mythology, Aphrodite was worshipped as the Goddess of Love, Pleasure and Beauty, exciting passion in the hearts of gods and men.
Limit of One (1) coin per household.
According to Greek legend, Aphrodite was born out of the sea after Cronus castrated Uranus and threw his genitals into the ocean. The water began to bubble and foam in the spot where Uranus himself had also plunged, and suddenly, a beautiful maiden rose up from the sea foam. The woman, Aphrodite, floated to the shores of Cyprus on a giant scallop shell.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of the 2015 Goddesses of Olympus – Aphrodite 2oz Silver High Relief Coin.
The reverse of the coin depicts Aphrodite sitting on the beach at Aphrodite’s Rock surrounded by scallop shells, holding a mirror in her left hand, with a dove perched on her right hand. She is accompanied by a swan and three dolphins, with the ocean and clouds in the background. The design also includes the inscription APHRODITE, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish.
The coin is housed in a prestigious round wooden display case, with stunning detail on its lid and packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper.
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