In ancient Greek mythology, Aphrodite was worshipped as the goddess of love, pleasure and beauty, exciting passion in the hearts of gods and men.
Many of the Greek Gods believed that Aphrodite’s incredible beauty would spark a war among the gods as they battled for her affections. As a result, Zeus married Aphrodite off to Hephaestus who wasn’t considered a threat because of his ugliness and deformity. Despite being married, Aphrodite had many lovers, both gods and men, including her brother Ares, the God of War, Anchises, the Trojan shepherd, and Adonis, the God of Beauty and Desire.
Previous releases: Hera, Athena.
* Certified NGC PF69 First Releases.
* Struck from 2 ounces of 99.9% pure Proof Silver.
* Final coin of the series.
* The 2015 Silver 2 oz. Aphrodite has a limited mintage of only 2,000!
The reverse of the coin depicts Aphrodite sitting on the beach at Aphrodite’s Rock surrounded by scallop shells, holding a mirror in her left hand, with a dove perched on her right hand. She is accompanied by a swan and three dolphins, with the ocean and clouds in the background. The design also includes the inscription APHRODITE, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish, which gives the coin an aged affect.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
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