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TROJAN HORSE Ancient Myths 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Niue 2016


This beautiful Silver coin is the first issue of the “Ancient Myths” series and depicts the famous Trojan Horse, the wooden horse that was used to help Greek troops invade the city of Troy by stealth. The coin has a real insert, a piece of special wood and a High Relief minting. The coin comes packaged in an wooden box with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 500 pcs worldwide.

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Trojan Horse
Trojan horse, huge hollow wooden horse constructed by the Greeks to gain entrance into Troy during the Trojan War. The horse was built by Epeius, a master carpenter and pugilist. The Greeks, pretending to desert the war, sailed to the nearby island of Tenedos, leaving behind Sinon, who persuaded the Trojans that the horse was an offering to Athena (goddess of war) that would make Troy impregnable. Despite the warnings of Laocoön and Cassandra, the horse was taken inside the city gates. That night Greek warriors emerged from it and opened the gates to let in the returned Greek army. The story is told at length in Book II of the Aeneid and is touched upon in the Odyssey. The term Trojan horse has come to refer to subversion introduced from the outside. Beginning in the late 20th century, the name “Trojan horse” was applied to deceptively benign computer codes that seem like legitimate applications but are written to damage or disrupt a computer’s programming or to steal personal information.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin depicts the legendary Trojan Horse, a greek huge wooden horse with a big force of men inside. On the center of the coin, a special piece of wood insert, shining and laser engraved, which is intended to symbolize the material which Trojan Horse is made of and also symbolizes a shield. On the background, the greek city of Troy. On the bottom of the coin, the inscription: “Trojan Horse” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a beautiful design with the war fleet, the issue country: “Niue”, the face value: “10 Dollars” and the issue year: “2016”. On the top of the obverse, the inscription: “Ancient Myths” – the name of the series.