Winged Sandals of Hermes – Talaria

Cook Islands 2019 10 Dollars Winged Sandals of Hermes Talaria Silver Coin

The ‘Winged Sandals of Hermes: Talaria’ coin is the 3rd issue in the ‘Mythology Weapons’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the Winged Sandals of Hermes to life. The coin has an antique finish and is struck on a piedfort 2 oz .999 Silver 38.61mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 999 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with Certificate of Authenticity. Get this 3rd edition now to grow your collection.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the Greek god Hermes with his Talaria on his feet while flying in front of the distinctive Greek architecture and a pair of winged Sandals and the inscriptions “TALARIA WINGED SANDALS OF HERMES” (the name of the coin).

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms with Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “10 DOLLARS” (the face value), “ELIZABETH II” (the name of the Queen), “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country) and “2019” (the year of issue).

Background information

The Talaria are the winged sandals of the ancient Greek god Hermes. He was the blazing-fast messenger of the gods, who traveled worldwide on his Talaria to deliver messages. The sandals were made of imperishable gold by the god Hephaestus. The description of the sandals first appeared in the poem Shield of Heracles c. 600–550 B.C.), where they were called ‘winged sandals’.

Key selling points

  • Highly detailed coin
  • Ultra high relief – Smartminting©️
  • Piedfort 2oz blank
  • Low mintage
  • Iconic famous motive

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Article IDCK1904
CountryCook Islands
Face Value10 Dollars
Weight2 oz (62.2 g)
Diameter38.61 mm
QualityAntique Finish
Mintage999 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©, Antique Finish

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