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2021 Niue $2 Antique Silver Coin - Medea and the Golden Fleece

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Country of Issue, Denomination, Diameter, Era, Finish, Issued By, Metal, Mintage, Packaging, Series,

Specifications

Country of Issue:
Niue
Denomination:
$2
Diameter:
50.00mm
Era:
2020
Finish:
Antique Finish, five SWAROVSKI crystals
Issued By:
Lithuanian Mint
Metal:
Silver .999
Mintage:
500
Packaging:
Box, capsule
Series:
Medea and the Argonauts
Weight:
62.20g

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2021 Niue $2 Antique Silver Coin - Medea and the Golden Fleece

Greek mythology is like a chest that contains a wealth of stories about ancient Greek gods, mythical creatures and various heroes. Nearly everyone has heard at least one Greek mythical story – one of the oldest is about Jason and the Argonauts. This story is commemorated in the new series 'Myths of Love' by Lithuanian Mint. The first silver coin from this series is called 'Medea and the Golden Fleece', and it is dedicated to the feelings without which Medea and Jason's love could not exist: tenderness, courage, and devotion.

The reverse of this silver coin shows Medea herself – a powerful woman, a crazy lover, and a fearsome sorceress who knows the meaning of infinite love, care, passion, and great betrayal. Medea has many faces and remains one of the most compelling female figures in Greek mythology. The coin depicts her at that stage of her life when she was happy and radiating beauty, sexuality and elegance. This madly strong feminine energy captivated Jason but the spells were not eternal.

The image of Medea in this coin by Lithuanian Mint is decorated with five SWAROVSKI crystals – four green ones symbolize flora, and the blue one is for water.

The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by ravishing climbing plants. UV printing and high relief technologies were used to make this new coin. The packaging of the work – a wooden box – has a unique aged design.