2020 2oz $5 NZD Niue Silver Twelve Labours of Hercules "Ceryneian Hind"
Quality: Gilded Antique Finish
Denomination: $5 NZD
Metal Content: 2 troy oz
Purity: .999 Fine Silver
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In Greek mythology, the Ceryneian Hind, also called Cerynitis or the Golden Hind, was an enormous hind that lived in Keryneia, Greece. It had golden antlers like a stag and hooves of bronze or brass, and it was said that it could outrun an arrow in flight. It was sacred to Artemis.
Story: Eurystheus originally ordered Hercules to perform ten labours. Hercules accomplished these tasks, but Eurystheus refused to recognize two: the slaying of the Lernaean Hydra, as Hercules’ nephew and charioteer Iolaus had helped him; and the cleansing of the Augeas, because Hercules accepted payment for the labour. Eurystheus set two more tasks (fetching the Golden Apples of Hesperides and capturing Cerberus), which Hercules also performed, bringing the total number of tasks to twelve.
This is an exclusive coin with only 500 mintage worldwide.
- 5 Dollars
- Year/Period and Variation
- 2020 Twelve Labours of Hercules "Ceryneian Hind" - 2 oz
- Precious metal
- UNC (not released for circulation)