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  • Creatures of Greek Mythology Minotaur Silver Coin
  • Creatures of Greek Mythology Minotaur Silver Coin
  • Creatures of Greek Mythology Minotaur Silver Coin

Creatures of Greek Mythology - Minotaur Silver Coin

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This startling Creatures of Greek Mythology – Minotaur 1 oz Silver Coin is the third coin to be released in this coin collection.

The design shows an engraved illustration of the terrifying Minotaur, the mythical creature with the head and tail of a bull, on the body of a man. Legend tells that King Minos asked the God Poseidon to send him a sign of approval. A beautiful white bull rose from the sea, but when Minos saw it, he coveted the animal and sacrificed another instead. Upon learning of this, Poseidon made the wife of Minos fall in love with the bull. Their offspring was a monster called the Minotaur and it caused so much terror that he was locked away inside a vast labyrinth.

This stunning coin is packaged in a brown, faux-suede soft drawstring bag, styled after ancient Greek money pouches. The coin sits in an especially designed pocket within the money pouch and the Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the inside of the packaging.

The exciting Creatures of Greek Mythology coin collection would appeal to those who have interests in Greek mythology and historical culture. This highly collectible silver coin has a worldwide Limited Mintage of only 2,000 coins. Order yours now!

Style Number: 30-00458

Precious Metal:
Silver Coins
Weight:
1 oz

Technical Specifications

  • Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Coin Weight: 1 oz
  • Coin Finish: Proof
  • Coin Diameter: 40mm (Nominal)
  • Coin Edge: Milled
  • Coin Denomination: $2
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Coin Mintage: 2,000
  • Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Country of Issue: Niue

Coin Story

The Minotaur was a mythical creature with the head and tail of a bull, on the body of a man.

Legend tells that King Minos asked the God Poseidon to send him a sign of approval. A beautiful white bull rose from the sea, but when Minos saw it, he coveted the animal and sacrificed another instead. Upon learning of this, Poseidon made the wife of Minos fall in love with the bull. Their offspring was a monster called the Minotaur. The creature caused such terror that he was locked away inside a vast labyrinth.

Every year, human tribute was given the Minotaur, leading to the Greek hero Theseus volunteering. In exchange for marriage, Minos’ daughter gave him a ball of thread, which she fastened to the entrance of the maze. Upon finding and defeating the Minotaur, he was thus able to retrace his steps and escape.

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Absolutely stunning coin. Beautiful mirror finish, nice relief, excellent design. A must for anyone who understands Greek Mythology.

(Posted on 22 Aug 2017)