Nemean Lion 1 oz Copper | The 12 Labors of Hercules


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Hercules plus copper make a powerful combination on this Nemean Lion 1 oz round. Each piece contains .999 fine copper.

The Nemean Lion is the first one ounce bullion round released in the 12 Labors of Hercules Series. It will be available through Oct. 12, 2014.

A final mintage will be released following the conclusion of sales.

The obverse features Hercules wearing the Nemean Lion’s fur as armor. The image will appear on the obverse of each round in the series.

The reverse portrays an attacking Nemean Lion soaring through the air toward its challenger. Bones from previous foes lie under the pouncing lion. Inscriptions read NEMEAN LION and I, the roman numeral denoting Hercules’ first labor.

Hercules was sent to slay the Nemean Lion for his first Labor. The massive animal with impenetrable fur was said to keep hostages in a Nemea cave and devour the remains of those that came to rescue the captured.

Wielding his famous wooden club, Hercules traveled to the lion’s cave to defeat the beast. Using his tremendous power, Hercules overpowered the lion and completed his task.

The lion’s sharp claws were used to cut its indestructible fur and Hercules wore it on his head as armor in future battles.