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2020 Niue 2 Ounce Twelve Labours of Hercules - Erymanthian Boar High Relief Gilded Antique Finish Silver Coin

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This is the fourth coin in the exclusive series called “Twelve Labours of Hercules" and it is dedicated to the fabled Erymanthian Boar.

Highlights:

Low Mintage of 500 coins worldwide.
High Relief Strike
Fantastic artwork on both coin faces
Select pure gold gilding on reverse
Serial Number engraved on rim with matching certificate 

Backstory:

In Greek mythology, the Erymanthian boar was an enormous mythical creature with foaming jaws that took the form of a shaggy boar.  It was an Erymanthian boar that lived in the glens of Lampeia beside the vast marsh of Erymanthus. It would emerge from the thick-wooded heights of Erymanthus" to "harry the groves of Arcady" and abuse the land of Psophis.

The fourth labour of Heracles was to bring the Erymanthian boar alive to Eurystheus in Mycenae. To capture the boar, Heracles first chased the boar with shouts and then drove the exhausted animal into deep snow.  He trapped it, bound it in chains and returned with the boar on his left shoulder.  He cast it down in the entrance to the assembly of the Mycenaeans, thus completing his fourth labour. When the king [Eurystheus] saw him carrying the boar on his shoulders, he was terrified and hid himself in a bronze vessel.

Future Labours issues:

Augean stables (2020)
Stymphalian birds (2021)
Cretan Bull (2021)
Mares of Diomedes (2022)
Belt of Hippolyta (2022)
Cattle of Geryon (2023)
Golden Apples of the Hesperides (2023)
Cerberus (2024)

Specifications:

Year: 2020
Quality: High Relief, Antique Finish
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Metal Content: 2 Troy Ounce (62.2 grams)
Purity: .999
Mintage:  500
Diameter: 45 mm
Mint Capsule, Wood Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity