2016 Thor Antiqued 2 Oz Silver Coin in High Relief

by CoinNews.net on June 6, 2016 · 6 comments

The Perth Mint of Australia is now selling the second of three coins from a unique series depicting Norse gods. The first release, depicting Odin, sold out. This second coin features Thor, the hammer-wielding god known for calling forth lightning, winds and storms.

2016 $2 Thor 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin

The 2016 Thor High Relief 2 oz Silver Antiqued Coin from the Norse Gods series

Limited to 2,000 pieces, the 99.9% pure silver coin is in high relief, features an antique finish, and is rimless.

This series follows the popular Gods of Olympus and Goddess of Olympus programs, with those coins selling out quickly. The last release in the Norse Gods series will depict Loki.

Thor Silver Coin Designs and Specifications

The coin’s reverse depicts the Norse god wielding his hammer, wearing his belt and gripping the fang of the serpent Jormungand. Additional design elements show a goat’s head and lightning. Inscriptions include THOR and the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

2016 $2 Thor 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin - Reverse

Reverse or tails side of the antiqued coin

The obverse has Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, also with an antique finish.

2016 $2 Thor 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin - Obverse

Obverse or heads side of the antiqued coin

Inscribed around the portrait are QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 2OZ 999 SILVER, 2016, TUVALU and 2 DOLLARS.

Norse Gods Series 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 2,000
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.

Ordering

The 2016 $2 Thor 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin ships in a wooden display case that has engraved detail on its lid. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.

Pricing is AUS $180.91, which is about US $133.

Place orders on the Perth Mint’s website at www.perthmint.com.au or use this affiliate link going to the coin’s product page.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling June 7, 2016 at 1:51 am

Limit of 1 coin per household. And under Australian law, 10 percent of all coins are reserved for residents of Australia. So hurry up & get yours collectors!

-NumisDudeTX

drew scott June 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Just ordered mine.

To all those who complain about the usmint.gov website, holycow, that perthmint site a clusterbomb.

Seth Riesling June 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm

I can’t believe this coin hasn’t sold out yet! Amazing.

drew scott –

You are right! When I tried to log in as a regular customer of past 3 years, all of my personal registered info was gone! So I quickly typed it all in & was finally able to order. Also, sometimes at checkout it gives an error page & you have to reset & resubmit the order till it takes it. Strange for sure.

Happy collecting all !

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling June 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

This very limited edition, highly-anticipated Thor coin (1 per household limit) still hasn’t sold out yet! Amazing. Is everyone on Summer vacation!?

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling June 9, 2016 at 2:02 am

The 1 coin per household limit was just lifted today & this great, very low mintage coin still hasn’t sold out! The coin hobby Summer doldrums have set in already.

-NumisDudeTX

drew scott June 20, 2016 at 8:54 am

Just noticed it’s unavailable now.

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