2015 Athena Coin Second in Goddesses of Olympus Series

by Darrin Lee Unser on June 1, 2015 · 5 comments

Expected to quickly sell-out, the Perth Mint of Australia just released the 2015 Athena 2 oz Silver High Relief Coin. Found on the reverse is the likeness of Athena, Greek mythology’s goddess of Wisdom.

2015 Athena High Relief Silver Coin, Goddesses of Olympus Series

The 2015 Athena High Relief Silver Coin (obverse and reverse), the second issue from the Perth’s Goddesses of Olympus Series

Limited to just 2,000, this is the second coin issued as part of the Perth Mint’s Goddesses of Olympus series. Program coins are struck with an antique finish and include a rimless design in high relief.

"Athena represented courage, inspiration, law and justice, mathematics, strength, strategy, arts and crafts," describes the Perth Mint. "She was also considered the Goddess of War and a companion of many heroes including Odysseus, Jason and Heracles."

Hera graced the first program issue that appeared in February, and it sold out rapidly. The program follows the Gods of Olympus series which also realized intense demand.

Athena Coin Design and Specifications

On the coin’s reverse or tails side, Athena appears next to an olive tree. In her left hand, there is a large spear. Her right arm and hand holds a shield. Accompanying her are a serpent and an owl. Behind, the Parthenon can be seen as part of ancient Athens. Inscribed underneath the rimless design is the word ATHENA.

2015 Athena High Relief 2 oz Silver Coin - Reverse

2015 Athena High Relief 2 oz Silver Coin – Reverse

The obverse offers Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscribed around the portrait are QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 2015, 2 oz 999 SILVER and TUVALU 2 DOLLARS. As indicated by the inscription, each is struck as legal tender of Tuvalu. Face value is two dollars.

2015 Athena High Relief 2 oz Silver Coin - Obverse

2015 Athena High Relief 2 oz Silver Coin – Obverse

Specifications for the two-ounce coin include a composition of 99.9% pure silver, a diameter of 40.50 mm and a thickness of 6.00 mm.

Ordering

To order a 2015 Athena Silver High Relief Coin, visit the Perth Mint of Australia website at www.perthmint.com.au. You may also follow the affiliate link to the Mint’s new coin releases.

Pricing is AUS $162.73, or about US $124.45. Each coin ships with a round wooden display case enhanced with golden details on its lid. An illustrated shipper is also included.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack June 2, 2015 at 7:11 am

Thanks once again for the late notice! Unavailable!

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) June 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Jack, sorry you missed it. The article was published just a few minutes after the coin’s release. It sold out within three hours.

In future, we should be able to provide a listing of upcoming Australian coins prior to their release. Information beyond that is generally embargoed until the official launch, which is 8 AM AWST (7 PM ET) on their release day.

Jack June 2, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Thanks Mike! That’s why I visit your sight EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!

RonnieBGood June 3, 2015 at 6:11 pm

The Perth Mint knows how to create a collectable…

and the Kennedy Gold & Silver Sets are still for sale.

Jack June 4, 2015 at 7:12 am

They sure do! I had the opportunity to snag one of the God’s of Olympus coins. They are truly stunning!

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