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“Famous Love Stories” is a collector coin’s series that features the lovers whose feelings were so strong to have completely determined their actions, while being so timeless and universal to be remembered forever. Many of them have become the archetypes of romantic love. The series features mythological, literary and historical figures and characters, and through their stories, the various feelings and attributes of love: dedication, devotion, passion, longing and pain. The upcoming coin depicts Samson and Delilah.
The series becomes numismatically attractive through a unique design, a low mintage – up to 9,000 pieces, and a lettered edge.
In the central part of the coin – the likeness of Anteros, designed based on the Piccadilly Circus memorial in London, also known as the Angel of Christian Charity. Anteros, the younger brother of Eros, was the god of requited and fulfilled love, but also the avenger of scorned and unrequited love. Along the edge, at the bottom, to the left, the inscription: “Niue Island”, and at the bottom and to the right: “1 Dollar 2010”.
In the central part of the coin a portrait of Samson and Delilah turned backwards to each other. In the background: Samson’s cut locks of hair, creating an interesting ornament. The coin also features an inscription around its edge: a repeating “Samson • Delilah”, separated by the image of a heart.
Coin designer: Hanna Jelonek
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