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The Apples of Hesperides 1 oz Silver Round
Final Mintage: 7,561
While the Apples of Hesperides 1 oz Silver Round is no longer available, there is still time to purchase the Hercules 5 oz Silver Proof Round, and the Hercules 5 oz Silver Round. Don't forget to protect your investment in the full-color custom Hercules Display Box
To read about Hercules and his 12 Labors, check out our Blog for more information.
The Apples of Hesperides 1 oz Silver Round, the 11th design in the Provident Metals’ exclusive 12 Labors of Hercules Series, consists of one troy ounce of .999 Fine Silver, and was manufactured at the ISO9001 certified Provident Mint. Each of these fine Silver Bullion pieces was manufactured with the highest metal purity and production quality standards, and is qualified for a precious metals IRA.
Hercules was originally tasked with 10 labors, but King Eurystheus gave him two additional tasks after discounting the Hydra and Augean Stables tasks because he did not complete them alone. The first additional labor for Hercules was to retrieve golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides, a mission Eurystheus thought to be impossible.
But to the Greek demi-god, nothing was impossible. Hercules traveled around the world until he came across Nereus, the sea-god capable of shape-shifting. Hercules took Nereus captive until he divulged the location of the garden. Hercules fought Antaeus and Busiris – and in some stories Poseidon – before finally arriving to the garden. The Hesperides, daughters of Atlas the titan of strength, and the serpent Ladon, protected the apples.
Atlas agreed to get the golden apples while Hercules held the celestial sphere on his shoulders, but when Atlas returned, he told Hercules he was not interested in taking the heavens back, and would instead take the apples to Eurystheus. Hercules knew that if Atlas delivered the apples, then the task would be void. Consequently, Hercules asked Atlas to relieve him for a short time, and when Atlas agreed, Hercules tricked him and took the apples.
Some believe that Hercules had to defeat Ladon before escaping with the apples.
The obverse of this 1 oz silver round shows the Hesperides standing under the apple tree in stunning detail. Ladon can be seen wrapped around the trunk and branches of the tree. “XI” and “APPLES OF HESPERIDES” are inscribed.
The common reverse of the 12 Labors of Hercules series shows Hercules with his head bowed, wearing the impenetrable skin of the Nemean Lion as armor. The reverse is inscribed with the round’s weight and purity.
The Apples of Hesperides 1 oz Silver Round is a beautiful addition to any Bullion collection. All Privately Minted Apples of Hesperides rounds are manufactured in Mint Fresh Condition. Individual rounds will ship in Plastic Flips, rolls of 20 will ship in plastic tubes, and quantities of 500 will ship in a strapped Patented Provident Metals Green Monster Box.
Rounds can be further protected by ordering 39mm Air-Tites.
Apples of Hesperides 1 oz Silver Rounds will only be available for one month, from July 12 through August 12, 2015. Pick up this important piece of the 12 Labors of Hercules series through our online ordering system or by giving us a call today.
|Silver Content||1 troy oz|
|Composition||.999 Fine Silver|
|Series||12 Labors of Hercules|