Unique is one word that can be used to describe the new limited-edition 2016 Odin 2 oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin from the Perth Mint of Australia.
Struck in two ounces of 99.9% pure silver and in antique finish with a rimless attribute, the reverse portrays a charging Odin, the King of Asgard, and the obverse offers a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II — both in high relief.
This coin serves as the inaugural strike in the Perth Mint’s new Norse Gods series, and has a maximum mintage of just 2,000. Subsequent releases will carry reverse designs depicting Thor and Loki. The series follows the Gods of Olympus and Goddess of Olympus programs. Included in the two previous series were the following coins:
- Zeus Silver Coin (February 2014)
- Poseidon Silver Coin (June 2014)
- Hades Silver Coin (October 2014)
- Hera Silver Coin (February 2015)
- Athena Silver Coin (June 2015)
- Aphrodite Silver Coin (September 2015)
Coins of these two similar programs sold out almost immediately.
Odin Silver Coin Designs and Specifications
The coin’s reverse depicts the Norse god Odin riding his horse Sleipnir. Odin is wielding his spear with wolves and ravens flanking him. Inscriptions include ODIN and the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Found on the obverse or heads side is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, also with an antique finish.
Inscribed around the effigy is QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 2 oz 999 SILVER, 2016, TUVALU and 2 DOLLARS.
Norse Gods Series Coin Specifications
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||2|
|Monetary Denomination (TVD)||2|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||62.27|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||40.50|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||6.00|
|Reverse Designer||Ing Ing Jong|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
Each is struck as legal tender of the island nation of Tuvalu with a face value of 2 dollars.
The Odin silver coin is presented in a square wooden display case with enhanced detail on its lid. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.
Pricing is AUS $180.91, or about US $129. While available, orders may be placed directly with the Perth Mint of Australia via this affiliate link. There is a one coin ordering limit until Mar. 3.