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2018 Mythical Creature Series - The Minotaur

2018 Mythical Creature Series - The Minotaur


 
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Our Price: $199.95
Year: 2018
Mint(s): British Indian Ocean Territory
Composition: 2 oz of .999 Pure Silver
Diameter: 62.21 mm
Mintage: 650

Stock Status: Available
Product Code: 37230
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Enter the Labyrinth and Defeat the Monster Within: Get the all new High Relief 2oz Silver Minotaur

After the smash success of their Silver Pegasus Series, the Pobjoy Mint turned their eyes towards the other ancient mythological creatures from ancient Greece. They released a special antique finish 2oz silver Siren earlier this year that was a stunning success with collectors and one of the harder to find coins in existence today! The Pobjoy Mint and The British Indian Ocean Territory is proud to announce the newest addition to their stunning Mythological Creature series: The Minotaur!

An Ancient Monster Returns

The story of the Minotaur is an interesting one, the creature itself is said to be Half-man and Half-Bull & was the child of Queen Pasiphae and a mythic bull sent down from the Greek God Zeus. The King was shamed by this monstrous creation and in order to hide this beast from the world he built a labyrinth and trapped the Minotaur inside. Each year the King would send sacrifices into the labyrinth to sate the hunger of the monster.

Eventually the Greek Hero Theseus entered the Labyrinth and defeated the enormous minotaur in combat. Theseus was then able to escape the labyrinth using a string of thread he began at the entrance to the maze.

This coin depicts the giant monster itself, the Minotaur, in battle with the hero Theseus and is one of the most detailed coins we have ever seen! Struck in an Ultra High Relief, this coin is truly pleasing to the eye thanks to the unique Antique Finish applied to the coins.

A Mythical Creature Coin for Every Collector!

These special 2oz silver Minotaur’s have what is called an Antique Finish. Each piece is struck from 2oz of .999 pure silver and then as the last step in the production process they use a special Antique Finish that deepens the design and truly brings the image to life! Combine this incredibly designed coin with a maximum allowed mintage of 650, and you have the collector’s sleeper hit of 2018!

Coin Highlights:
Struck from 2oz of .999 Pure silver in Ultra High Relief
Is the 2nd Coin in the BIOT Mythological coin series
The First was the 2018 Siren released earlier this year (instant sell-out)
Will come in a custom collectors box and is encapsulated in a heavy-duty acrylic lens
Obverse: A rendition of the mythical creature from Greek lore, The Minotaur, in the middle of its climactic battle with the Greek hero Theseus
Reverse: An Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Extremely Limited Mintage of just 650 coins
Underneath the Minotaur’s legs is a "4 Pounds" indicating the coins denomination
Diameter: 62.21 mm
Weight: 50 Grams
Country of Issue: British Indian Ocean Territory


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