Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Aimed at all those who’ve dared to follow in Pheidippidis’ footsteps, this
anniversary commemorative is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in
The coin’s high-relief reverse portrays Pheidippidis’ arrival in Athens at the end of
his famous run, where legend suggests he proclaimed victory with the word “nenikhkamen” (we
have won) before expiring. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design
incorporates a scroll with the inscription NENIKHKAMEN.
Legal Tender of Tuvalu
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s
obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins worldwide.
Each coin is housed in a presentation display case and illustrated shipper.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
According to tradition, this year marks the 2,500th
anniversary of Pheidippidis’ 25-mile run to Athens with news of the Greek army’s historic
triumph at the Battle of Marathon. His remarkable long-distance achievement inspired the
introduction of Olympic marathon running in 1896, and has also influenced countless ordinary
joggers to attempt the gruelling 26.22 miles at one of today’s many high-profile marathon