Helios was the first mythical figure to be regarded by the ancient Greeks as the personification of the Sun, an unbiased witness to all that took place under the sky, the first deity to be depicted as driving a chariot from the east to west across the sky. A Titan and the subject of one of the most famous Homeric hymns, he had a broad impact on mythology even if many of his traits and his basic role would eventually come to be identified with Apollo. His legacy is celebrated in the Divine Faces of the Sun series by the 2022 3 oz Antique Niue Silver Helios Coin.
- Ships in elegant, themed box packaging!
- Issued in 2022 as part of the Divine Faces of the Sun series!
- Limited mintage of 500 pieces!
- Contains 3 Troy oz of .999 Pure Silver.
- Features selective gilding and an amber insert.
- Face value of $5 (NZD), legal tender of Niue.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Obverse features a legal tender effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features detailed artwork of the Greek Titan Helios.
The myth of Helios dates back to the remote past of Greece and evolved greatly over the centuries. Although the modern world tends to think of Apollo as the Greek deity tasked with conveying the sun across the sky, it was Helios who first played this role, coursing across the heavens in a chariot drawn by four divine chargers. Helios was all-seeing, and one of the few Titans who coexisted happily with the Gods of Mt. Olympus.
The 2022 Antique Niue Silver Helios Coin celebrates this unique mythic figure, one of the many Divine Faces of the Sun to appear in the ancient myths of humanity, with gorgeously detailed artwork and a rich antique finish. It ships fully insured by JM Bullion against even the remote possibility of loss or damage en route and comes in an elegantly designed box package with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin’s obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the inscriptions “Niue Island,” “Elizabeth II,” “5 Dollars,” and “2022.” It specifies silver content as “3 oz,” “Ag999.”
The reverse features Helios in an intricate portrait underneath an inscription of his name, with a detailed backdrop of abstract and stylized decorations, surrounded by his signature horses and with hands holding a depiction of the sun. Selective gilding provides the effect of a golden mask, and an amber insert represents the warmth of the sun.
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