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2021 Niue 2 Ounce Twelve Labours of Hercules - Augean Stables High Relief Gilded Antique Finish Silver Coin

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This is the fifth coin in the exclusive series called “Twelve Labours of Hercules" and it is dedicated to the fabled Augean Stables.  It is once again portrayed in stunning detail on a rimless, antique-finished & high relief .999 silver coin.

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:

For the fifth labor, Eurystheus ordered Hercules to clean up King Augeas' stables and his 3,000 oxen. Then Eurystheus made Hercules' task even harder: he had to clean up after the cattle of Augeas in a single day.

Hercules accomplished this task by diverting two rivers to run through the stables and cleansing the entire herd simultaneously.

Today, he word Augean has come to mean "extremely difficult and often distasteful." We can refer to "Augean tasks," "Augean labor," or even "Augean clutter."

Future Labours issues:

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: 2021
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