Why add this copper plated 2 oz. silver high relief antiqued 2022 Shield of Athena coin to your collection?
This extraordinary release form the Mint of Poland features a breathtaking interpretation of the Shield of Athena in stunning high relief. In Greek mythology, the Shield of Athena, which is also known as the Aegis, was carried in battle by Athena and Zeus. As described in the “Iliad,” the legendary shield is adorned with the head of a Gorgon (Medusa) and emits the roar of a lion during battle.
- This Niue 2022 Shield of Athena coin contains 2 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver.
- The coin is minted with a spectacular high relief strike.
- The coin’s imagery is gorgeously enhanced by an antiqued copper plated finish.
- The coin measures 45 mm in diameter.
- The coin will arrive in an elegant original Mint package.
- Mintage of is limited to just 500 pieces.
Intricately Detailed Shield of Athena Imagery
Obverse: The right facing rendition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse is partially framed by design elements borrowed from the coin’s reverse. Accompanying inscriptions include “NIUE ISLAND,” “2022,” “ELIZABETH II,” “FIVE DOLLARS” and “AG 999,” along with the Mint of Poland’s Mint mark “MW” (Mennica Warszawska). The additional inscription “IRB” located beneath the portrait credits renowned British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley for the monarch’s image, which has appeared on the coinage of the Commonwealth realms since 1998.
Reverse: The reverse features a rimless shield design focused upon the head of a Gorgon surrounded by coiling snakes, within an ornately textured frame. Inscribed “THE SHIELD OF ATHENA.”
Magnificently Minted Antiqued Silver Coin
This 2022 Niue 2 oz. silver Shield of Athena coin is presented in ungraded Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition. Expect the coin to feature a superior quality high relief strike, superbly finished copper plated antiqued surfaces and tremendous eye appeal. The coin is encapsulated and housed with an Authenticity Certificate in a handsome wood display case, which is encased in a colorful Athena themed protective sleeve.