Pegasos 2022 $5 1oz Silver Ultra High Relief Antique Finish Coin
- Struck from 1oz of 99.9% Silver to an Antique finish
- Official legal tender of the Cook Islands - measures 33mm in diameter
- Taken from a mintage of just 999 coins worldwide
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This amazing silver coin depicts Pegasus, or Pegasos as he was called by the Greeks, was a winged horse, born from the liaison of the sea God Poseidon and the beautiful Medusa. It is one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. CIT now transfers this iconic symbol onto a modern coin. By using the possibilities of the enhanced smartminting technology it combines the ancient design e.g., the uneven rim with a stunning ultra- high relief. Like the predecessors Tortoise and Athena’s Owl Pegasos is a worthy and eye catching modern twist of a numismatic legend.
The liaison made the goddess Athena angry, and she cursed Medusa to be ugly and deadly. When she was killed, Pegasus sprang from her neck. Thus the flying horse can be used as a metaphor for the soul’s immortality. In modern times it has been regarded as a symbol of poetic inspiration. Namely, just like Poseidon, Pegasus was capable of creating water streams wherever he’d struck his hoof. At least two famous springs in Greece, both named Hippocrene (“Horse Spring”), were widely believed to have been issued forth by Pegasus’ hoof.
|Country of Issue||Cook Islands|
|Year of Issue||2022|
|Metal Purity (%)||99.90|