Nymphs, the Ancient Greek personifications of the natural world, shine on a new silver coin from T&S

While the gods and goddesses in the Greek Pantheon dealt with the affairs of man, it was left to the lesser deities to pick up the slack in other areas. Enter the Nymphs. Considered in Greek mythology to be the personifications of nature, they were generally depicted as female, and were often tightly associated with a particular place, like a river, or a mountain, for example. They were a popular subject for artists during the Renaissance and beyond.

It is this art that seems to have inspired T&S Coin with the latest addition to their impressive portfolio, one that is similar in theme and style to their excellent Girl & Cupid coin from 2023. Few are doing this kind of style to this level, with only Mint XXI immediately coming to mind, so it’s always interesting when a new release appears, especially given how popular both mythology, and fine art are in modern numismatic circles.

The reverse depicts three near-naked Nymphs, surrounded by the bounties of the natural world they serve and protect. The poses and style are quite Renaissance-like, and they form a pyramid. Surrounding them is a beautiful array of flora, expertly weaved around to suit the round shape of the coin, framing the Nymphs. The coin title, and a trio of birds, are gilded, not overpowering the design, but forming a focal point for the eye.

The obverse is the standard T&S design, possibly the best one of its type around today, so no complaints there. The whole thing is antique-finished, and rimless. The art aficionado will find plenty to admire in this very attractive coin. The coin will come boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity, and the mintage is capped at 500 pieces. It’s available to order now, with shipping to commence at the end of next month.


2,000 Francs CFA (Cameroon) 62.2 g of 0.999 silver 45.0 mm Antique 500