A coin marking Hercules' sixth task – slaying the Stymphalion Birds – allows him to continue hacking his way through the mythological worlds.
Thw Stymphalion Birds coin appears to be another excellent design that follows in the tradition of previous designs.
These have always been jam-packed with exciting elements, and the birds attacking from every direction is certainly one of them.
There are gilded highlights on each of the twelve entries in this Twelve Labours of Hercules series, and the scattered feathers on this one are a fantastic choice, far superior to doing the bow on the other entrants.
The common obverse, with its neat circle of task motifs, is once again featured.
Following the same pattern as before, gilding is applied to the one that represents the coin subject, with the clockwise route around the border maintained.
It's encouraging to see that the obverse is receiving as much attention as the reverse, especially when compared to coins that only have the Queen's mugshot on them.
It's wonderful to see a series of this caliber, with its consistently high-quality design and thoughtful selection of subject matter. The fact that it is also part of a Twelve Labours of Hercules series.