British Virgin Islands Pegasus Series - The Pobjoy Mint began minting the Pegasus Series in 2016. This series displays one of the most recognizable mythical creatures, the winged horse called Pegasus. This is the first bullion coin minted on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. The reverse features the magnificent winged horse Pegasus and the Goddess Athena against a frosted-finish background. Athena is seen holding a spear in her left hand, and the reigns of the golden bridle used to tame Pegasus in her right hand. The obverse depicts a new effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
The 2018 APMEXclusive® 2-Coin Set will include the 2018 1 oz Silver Reverse Frosted Pegasus coin and the 2018 1 oz Silver Pegasus Proof coin. The Proof Pegasus is only available in this limited-edition set, giving it a mintage of 300 coins worldwide. Each coin features Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, rearing up with his wings spread. Get yours today before they are gone!
Mythical Creature Pegasus Coin Series
The story of the mythical creature known as Pegasus begins when Perseus is sent to kill Medusa, one of the three Gorgons, who had writhing snakes instead of hair. It was said that anyone unfortunate enough to gaze on her face would turn to stone. The God Hermes and the Goddess Athena came to aid Perseus with special gifts, including a shield which Perseus used as a mirror so he did not look directly at Medusa. When Perseus beheaded Medusa it is said that Pegasus was born from the blood of the Gorgon. Pegasus is then tamed by the Goddess Athena, and given to Perseus to aid him on his quest. After Pegasus had helped Perseus rescue Andromeda, he was carried to Mount Helicon where he was entrusted to the care of the Muses.
History of Pegasus
Another hero, Bellerophon, wanted to capture Pegasus but could not work out how to tame such a magnificent creature. After being advised to sleep in the temple of Athena, Bellerophon saw the goddess before him holding a golden bridle. When he awoke he was alone, but the bridle remained. He ran from the temple and found Pegasus drinking at a spring. Bellerophon put the charmed bridle on the winged horse’s head with little difficulty and, with the bridle in place, Pegasus became gentle and tame and Bellerophon became his master. Pegasus allows Bellerophon to ride him to defeat the Chimera. Later, Bellerophon tries to ride Pegasus to Mount Olympus, but Zeus knocks him off allowing Pegasus to enter alone. Zeus then transforms Pegasus into a constellation and places him in the heavens.
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