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