1 oz 2021 Scottsdale Mint | Perseus with Medusa's Head Silver Coin
Buy with Confidence
This intricate silver coin features a representation of Perseus holding the head of the Medusa along with a figure of the Italian sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. Benvenuto Cellini’s popular representation of Perseus was sculpted in 1545 and can be seen at the Piazza Della Signoria, in Florence, Italy. Cellini is considered one of the greatest goldsmiths of the Renaissance and was described by Michelangelo as the greatest of his era.
Perseus is considered one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology. He was the only son of the god Zeus with the mortal princess Danae, which made Perseus a demi-god with incredible strength and intelligence. Perseus was the grandson of king Acrisius, the king was told by an oracle that one of his grandsons would eventually kill him, to prevent that from happening, Acrisius imprisoned the princess in an underground chamber to prevent her from having any children. The chamber was dark and had no doors, only a small opening through the roof, which Zeus was able to get through in the form of a golden shower of rain to impregnate Danae. Upon visiting the chamber and seeing his daughter with a baby, Acrisius refused to believe her story, locked both on a wooden chest, and threw them into the vicious sea. They landed safely on the island of Seriphos and were fished by a man named Dictys, which offered them a place to live and kept them in secrecy for years, there Perseus grew to become a strong young man.
The island of Seriphos was ruled by king Polydectes, which was Dicty’s brother. The king fell in love with Danae immediately upon seeing her, the princess however did not correspond to his feelings. As a plot to get rid of Perseus, the only obstacle to Danae, the king sent Perseus on a quest to slay the gorgon Medusa and bring back her head, something that he thought would be sending him to certain death. The demi-god however managed to slay Medusa, the only mortal gorgon, and used her severed head as one of his main weapons on other quests, as it could turn anyone into stone.
- Ships individually in a protective plastic sleeve
- Consisting of 1 oz of 999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: Features the figure of Benvenutto Cellini looking towards an engraving of his famous statue of Perseus holding the head of Medusa along with the year of release and the inscription “MEDUSA’S HEAD”
- Reverse: Features the coat of arms of Gibraltar, the country’s name, legal tender value along with metal weight, type, and purity
Scottsdale Mint is a private manufacturer and distributor of gold and silver bullion bars, coins, and rounds located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale Mint is widely recognized for its high standards of purity, weight, quality, and craftsmanship.
We make sure your metals are handled with the utmost care until the moment they reach your hands.
Your order will be packed within 5 business days of cleared payment. Orders with pre-sale items will ship once all items are in-stock.
Free shipping over $299
Orders over $299 ship for free! Orders under $299 ship for only $19.95.
Our trusted carriers
We ship via express courier or Canada Post. To ensure your complete confidence, every package we ship is fully insured and tracked, with a signature required upon delivery.
Every package we ship is fully insured. This means that you would receive a full refund or exchange in the extremely unlikely event that your package is lost or damaged during transit. Please remember to notify us of damage, tampering, or delivery issues within 24 hours of the signature or delivery date. Failure to notify us within this timeframe may impact our ability to cover your claim.
Up-to-the-minute transparent pricing with no hidden fees
Sell your metals back to us with ease
Tens of millions of dollars of in-stock inventory to fill an order of any size
We bring our heart to every moment of your buying experience
300,000 5-star reviews:
Earned from verified orders placed on our website
Safe & secure payments:
Explore our many easy ways to pay!
Fast secure shipping:
Every shipment is secure, discreet, and fully insured