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2023 LEONIDAS; 5 Ounce High Relief Antiqued Silver Coin


Antique Finish and High Relief

Partial Gold Gilding

5000 Francs CFA Cameroon

An exciting new 5-ounce coin depicting the famous Leonidas from “300” fame. His representation on the coin is just enthralling and I can’t wait to add this one to my collection!

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Metal                    Silver

Purity                   0.999 (99.9%)

Weight                 5 Troy Ounces (155,5 g)

Diameter              65 mm

Attributes             Antique Finish, High Relief, Partially Gold Plated, Colorized

Mintage                750

Packaging             Presentation Box and CoA

Leonidas means lion-like in Ancient Greek. A truly fitting name for the King of the Sparta as his lion-like courage made him one of the greatest commanders in history. In tribute to this famous leader, this fantastic 5-ounce silver coin of Cameroon and the first in the Great Commanders series is being issued. The partial gilding and color enhancements highlights all the details of this superbly minted coin.

King Leonidas I was the ruler of the Greek City-State of Sparta from 488 B.C to 480 B.C. Known for his high military intelligence, he led the Greek troops in the second Greco – Persian war. He is mostly famous for his heroic sacrifice at the Battle of Thermopylae, where he repelled a big Persian force with only 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians alongside him.


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