2019 Niue $5 Great Commanders - Leonidas 2oz Silver Coin
Star of a hugely action packed Hollywood film of a few years ago, and a genuine historic figure, King Leonidas was the leader of the Spartans in the famous Battle of Thermopylae, and is well known in myth as the leader of the famous 300 Spartans.
Created using the Polish mint's extraordinary high relief process, Leonidas is pictured in full battle cry, leading his warriors against the invading Persian Army. Strikingly, the designers have added just a touch of red to the art, depicting the inevitable bloodshed that any conflict brings.
Struck in Ultra High Relief, each 2oz silver coin is housed in a timber case with certificate of authenticity.