2014 Hades High Relief Coin Ends Gods of Olympus Series

by Darrin Lee Unser on October 6, 2014 · 6 comments

Closing out the popular Gods of Olympus three-coin program, the Perth Mint of Australia has released the 2014 Hades High Relief 2 oz Silver Coin.

2014 Hades High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin

2014 Hades High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin

Shown on the reverse of the unique rimless, antique finish coin is a design depicting the mythical god Hades. Mintage is limited to just 1,500 coins.

"In ancient Greek mythology, Hades was worshipped as the God of the Underworld and the ruler of the dead," describes the Perth Mint. "In addition to the underworld, he ruled over any and all things beneath the Earth, and for this reason he was also known as the God of Wealth as he presided over all the precious metals that existed underground."

The Gods of Olympus series debuted earlier this year with a coin showcasing a reverse design of Zeus. It was followed a few months later with the Poseidon silver coin. Both issues quickly sold out thanks to their unique designs and limited mintages.

Hades Coin Designs and Specifications

On the reverse of this coin and as designed by Perth Mint artist Tom Vaughan, Hades is shown sitting on his throne made of bones and skulls. His three-headed watchdog, Cerberus, can be seen to the right. The high relief reverse is struck with an antique finish and features a rimless design. "HADES" is inscribed below the image.

2014 Hades High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin - Reverse

2014 Hades High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin – Reverse

Each coin is struck by the Perth Mint as legal tender of the island nation of Tuvalu. An obverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley is surrounded by the inscriptions of "QUEEN ELIZABETH II," "2 oz 999 SILVER," "2014," "TUVALU" and "2 DOLLARS."

2014 Hades High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin - Obverse

2014 Hades High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin – Obverse

Additional specifications for the Hades coin are offered below:

Gods of Olympus Hades Silver Coin Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 2
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 2
Finish Antique Finish
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.27
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.50
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.00
Maximum Mintage 1,500
Reverse Designer Tom Vaughan
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley

 

Every coin is presented in a round wooden display case which includes enhanced detail on its lid. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.

Pricing is AUS $162.73, or US $142.07. While available, orders may be placed directly with the Perth Mint of Australia via this affiliate link.

(As of this writing, the Perth’s website is loading extremely slow.)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark October 6, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Have they sold out yet? When did sales start? Does unavailable mean sold out?

Terry October 7, 2014 at 7:23 am

They’re all gone……only available on eBay

fmtransmitter October 7, 2014 at 11:09 am

Prefer the Gods of Ancient Greece square 2 ounce series over this any day of the week. NZ Mint has some gorgeous coins!

fmtransmitter October 7, 2014 at 11:12 am
Kevin October 8, 2014 at 12:08 am

Can’t tell which side is Hades and which side is queen. 😮

Jack October 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Missed the “heads up” on this one. Wish I knew the release date. They always sell out in one day. Awesome coin!

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