Hercules successfully completed all 12 of his labors while under the rule of King Eurystheus. The labors, which were thought to be impossible for the Greek hero, were accomplished by Hercules as he sought to redeem himself from Hera’s curse that destroyed his family. All 12 labors, each more difficult than the next, were commemorated on 1 oz silver and copper rounds from Provident Metals in the 12 Labors of Hercules series.
The Hercules series was available for one year, with each 1 oz Labor round being made available for one-month periods. The bullion version of the 5 oz Hercules copper and silver rounds were available through Sept. 12, 2015. Throughout the series, we posted the final mintages of each Labor round for collectors to keep record. The only remaining mintages to be tallied were the 1 oz Cerberus and 5 oz bullion Hercules silver and copper rounds, which can be found below:
Cerberus Silver: 9,149 (second highest in the series)
Cerberus Copper: 10,664 (highest in the series)
Hercules 5 oz Silver: 5,407
Hercules 5 oz Copper: 3,163
While the BU versions of the Hercules series have been discontinued, the individually numbered Proof 1 oz Hercules and Proof 5 oz Hercules, complete with Certificate of Authenticity, are STILL AVAILABLE in limited quantity – more than 60 percent of the round’s total mintages have been sold. The customized, full-color Display Box also remains available for those wanting to showcase their collection.
The Labor rounds were released each month throughout the duration of the Hercules series as they were listed in the Biblioteca. Each release and their mintages are listed below:
Stymphalian Birds – Feb. 12 – March 12, 2015 (Discontinued)
Mintage Numbers: Copper – 5,128; Silver – 6,701
5 oz Silver Hercules – Sept. 12, 2014 – Sept. 12, 2015 – (Discontinued)
Mintage Numbers: 5,407
5 oz Copper Hercules – Sept. 12, 2014 – Sept. 12, 2015 – (Discontinued)
Mintage Numbers: 3,163