The Perth Mint has released the 2016 Norse Gods – Thor Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin, which is composed of two ounces of 99.9% silver and has a mintage limited to 2,000 pieces. This is the second coin in the Mint’s three-coin “Norse Gods” series; the previous issue featured Odin and sold out in three weeks.
Available for $180.91 AUD ($132.93 USD), the Thor coin has a diameter of 40.50 mm, a thickness of 6 mm, and carries an antique finish.
The reverse is designed by Ing Ing Jong and features an image of Thor raising his hammer and grabbing a fang of the serpent Jormungand. THOR is inscribed in stylized letters beside an image of a goat’s head, and the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark is located along the coin’s rim.
Thor was the ancient Norse god of thunder, and a press release points out that he was also associated with lightning, storms, fertility, and healing. He was the son of Odin and the Earth goddess, Fyorgyn.
The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Included along the rim are the inscriptions QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 2 DOLLARS, 2 oz 999 SILVER, 2016, and TUVALU, the issuing country. The coin comes in an engraved wooden display case with a certificate of authenticity.
The next release in this series will feature the Norse god Loki. For more information on the 2016 Norse Gods – Thor 2 oz. Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin, please visit the Perth Mint’s Web site.