Helios: The Sun God

Cook Islands 2022 20 Dollars elios: The Sun God, God Series Silver Coin

The ‘Helios: The Sun God’ coin is the 6th issue in the awarded ‘Gods of the World’ series. Using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology ultra-high relief is achieved on Helios riding his horse carriage. Helios, mainly known from the Colossus of Rhodes. The coin has an antique finish with dark highlights and is struck on a 3 oz pure silver 50mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get this 6th edition now to complete your collection.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts Helios, the Sun God and the inscription: “HELIOS” – the name of the God. Helios drives his horse-drawn chariot through the sky wearing a radiant crown. In the background a Greek temple devoted to him is depicted.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms with Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country), “2022” (the year of issue) and “20 DOLLARS” (the face value).

Background information

In ancient Greek religion and mythology Helios is the god of the Sun. In ancient art he is often depicted with a radiant crown riding his horse carriage through the sky. It’s said he rides his chariot every day from east to west rising and setting the sun. As his position of sun, he was all seeing and often called as a witness in oaths. Although worshipped throughout ancient Greece his major centre was on Rhodes. The Colossus of Rhodes was a gigantic statue of Helios and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Key selling points

  • Ultra-high relief Smartminting©️
  • Antique finish
  • Low mintage 333 pcs
  • Ultra-fine details

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Article IDCK2217
CountryCook Islands
Face Value20 Dollars
Weight3 oz (93.3 g)
Diameter50 mm
QualityAntique Finish
Mintage333 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©, Antique Finish
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All coins in the Ancient Gods series

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