2019 Niue Great Commanders Leonidas 2 oz Silver Antique

Orders containing this product will ship no later than: December 20, 2019

2 oz .999 fine silver. Antiqued High Relief with selective red-gold Gilding. Comes in collectible box with COA. Second release in the series. Extremely low 999 mintage world-wide.

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2019 Niue Great Commanders Leonidas 2 oz Silver Antique High-Relief

BOLD is very excited to offer this phenomenal second release of the Great Commanders coin series produced by the Mint of Poland featuring the ancient Spartan King Leonidas. This 2019 Niue Great Commanders Leonidas 2 oz Silver Antique High-Relief rimless coin is exceptionally well-produced, and one of the finest of ancient battle scenes we have seen on a bullion coin design.

Leonidas at Thermopylae Pass

Produced as a legal tender coin for the Commonwealth state of Niue Island, the obverse displays a small image of the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, completely surrounded by a detailed map featuring the Pass of Thermopylae and the surrounding territory where this fateful battle took place. Unique to the series, this design is striking in how the map helps to visualize this decisive historic battle. Inscriptions encircling the top rim include “ELIZABETH II . NIUE . 5 DOLLARS . 2019 . Ag 999.”

The reverse features in antiqued ultra high-relief, some of the finest ancient battle detail to be found on a bullion coin design. The active scene displays the Spartan king, Leonidas in full battle array, leading the charge of his specially chosen band of 300 men, which had grown to about 7,000 by the time of the battle. These brave men were able to hold the Pass against the Persians, led by Xerxes with his 80,000 soldiers in his attempt to invade Greece. In the end, however, Leonidas and his men were killed in the battle. The selective ennoblement red-gold gilding highlights the carnage of the battle as it drips from swords, spears, and shields. The single inscription, “LEONIDAS” encircles the bottom rim.

Highlights

  • 2019 Niue Great Commanders Leonidas 2 oz Silver Antique High-Relief.
  • Second release in the Great Commanders series.
  • Produced by the Mint of Poland for Niue.
  • Minted in rimless ultra high relief in antiqued finish, with selective red gold gilding.
  • Contains 2 oz fine silver.
  • Very limited mintage of only 999 for global distribution.
  • Includes fine display box in decorated shipper and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Obverse displays a small image of the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, completely surrounded by a detailed map featuring the Pass of Thermopylae and the surrounding territory Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II . NIUE . 5 DOLLARS . 2019 . Ag 999”.
  • Reverse features in antiqued ultra high-relief, some of the finest ancient battle detail to be found on a bullion coin design.
Product ID: 2646220198
Year Released: 2019
Origin: Niue
Metal Composition: Silver
Face Weight: 5 troy oz
Standardized Weight: 2 oz
Purity: 0.999
First Strike: 1
Signature Series: 1
Denomination: 5 Dollar
Impaired: 1

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