Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Apollo 2oz Silver Coin Gods of Ancient Greece - Bullion Bar Legal Tender New Zealand Mint








ABOUT THE COIN

A stunning final release in the 5 coin Gods of Ancient Greece Silver Coin collection by New Zealand Mint. The design for this 2 oz rectangular silver coin has been inspired by ancient sculpture, coins and architecture of the classical Ancient Greece which attributes Apollo the highest degree of power and masculine beauty that can be imagined. 

REVERSE DESIGN 

This high relief, rectangular coin, has been inspired by ancient sculpture, coins, vases and architecture, while also channelling classical and renaissance paintings of this iconic God of Ancient Greece. Apollos physique on htis coin face, illustrates an ideal image of health, strength, balance and inspiration. In the coin background, set against a polished sky intersected by rays of sunlight, is the temple of Apollo at Delphi. Next to this is a Laurel tree which was sacred to the God. 
 

OBVERSE DESIGN

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

PACKAGING

The Gods of Ancient Greece Zeus 2 oz 999 Fine Silver coin is displayed inside a coin case styled on a classic Greek temple of the Ionic order. The collection 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. 



TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Metal999 Fine SilverFinishProofDiameter70mm x 34mmEdgeMilledDenomination$5Year of Issue2015Mintage2,000Weight2 Troy oz