Cook Islands – 2022 – 20 Dollars – Gods of the World HELIOS The Sun God
The 5th issue in the most awesome awarded God series coins. Minted in 3oz pure .999 silver on a 55mm blank using Smartminting. Only 333 pcs are released worldwide.
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|Issuing Country||Cook Islands|
|Year of Issue||2022|
|Face Value||20 Dollars|
|Weight||3oz / 93.3 grams|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
|Special features||High relief with smartminting|
The ‘Helios: The Sun God’ coin is the 6th issue in the awarded ‘Gods of the World’ series. Using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology ultra-high relief is achieved on Helios riding his horse carriage. Helios, mainly known from the Colossus of Rhodes. The coin has an antique finish with dark highlights and is struck on a 3 oz pure silver 50mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this 6th edition now to complete your collection.
The reverse of the coin depicts Helios, the Sun God and the inscription: “HELIOS” – the name of the God. Helios drives his horse-drawn chariot through the sky wearing a radiant crown. In the background a Greek temple devoted to him is depicted.
The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms with Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country), “2022” (the year of issue) and “20 DOLLARS” (the face value).
In ancient Greek religion and mythology Helios is the god of the Sun. In ancient art he is often depicted with a radiant crown riding his horse carriage through the sky. It’s said he rides his chariot every day from east to west rising and setting the sun. As his position of sun, he was all seeing and often called as a witness in oaths. Although worshipped throughout ancient Greece his major centre was on Rhodes. The Colossus of Rhodes was a gigantic statue of Helios and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.