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2017 $2 Niue Gods - Ares Ultra High Relief Silver Coin

Direct Coins is pleased to offer the first release of the stunning new Gods series, featuring Ares, the Greek god of war.

The Ultra High Relief detail and antique finish make this release a must have for any coin collection!

Shipping to commence late March, 2017

Availability: Sold Out

Code: 1265

Ares is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to his sister the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship.

The Greeks were ambivalent toward Ares: although he embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war, he was a dangerous force, "overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering." His sons Phobos (Fear) and Deimos (Terror) and his lover, or sister, Enyo (Discord) accompanied him on his war chariot. In the Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him.

Struck from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver, this unique design features 24k gold plating and is limited to only 500 coins worldwide.

The coin is presented within a classic wooden case with illustrated outer shipper and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Product Code: 2017ARES

Metal Content (Troy oz) 2

Monetary Denomination (NIUE) 2

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Maximum Diameter (mm) 50.00

Maximum Mintage: 500

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