The Siren 2023 $5 2oz Silver Proof Coin
Explore unchartered waters and prepare to be tempted! The 2023 $5 Siren 2oz Silver Proof Coin, our latest nautical masterpiece, celebrates the mythical sea siren - a creature of deadly beauty. This legal tender stunner boasts a symphony of alluring attributes, including the purest silver content, an enchanting high relief design, and seductive rarity that will have collectors singing its praises!
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The Siren originates in ancient Greek mythology - a wicked temptress who takes the form of a half-woman, half-bird. The Roman poet Ovid wrote that the Sirens were once the human companions of Persephone, the daughter of the goddess Demeter. When Persephone was stolen by Hades, the God of the underworld, Demeter turned the Sirens into birds as punishment. The legend of the Siren, as the creatures who lured sailors to their deaths with the irresistible sweetness of their song, was further disseminated through the works of Homer, when the hero Odysseus faced them in his long journey back to Ithaca.
In modern times, the Siren is often portrayed as a stunning, but lethal, mermaid – the quintessential temptress capable of luring hardened sailors to their death with her hypnotic song. It is this desirable denizen of the deep that has been brilliantly depicted on the reverse of this spectacularly struck Niue legal tender coin. The detailed, high relief design accentuates the Siren’s enchanting features in eye-catching Digital Colour on a large 55mm flan. The swirling blues and purples of the Siren’s hair and tail blend breathtakingly with the 2oz of sparkling 99.9% PURE SILVER, giving the scene a hypnotic sense of movement, as if captured in rippling underwater currents.
The obverse is just as special! Featuring a decorative nautical-themed border, populated by classically rendered sirens and mythical sea monsters like the Kraken - all struck to splendid Proof quality! This MUST-HAVE coin will definitely make waves amongst coin collectors and fans of mythology, beautifully presented in a box with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Strictly limited to only 750 worldwide
**Shipping from Mid September**