This exciting new three-coin series celebrates some of the most well-known gods featured in ancient Norse mythology. Each coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish.
The second coin features Thor, the god of thunder and defender of the Aesir gods and their fortress, Asgard, from the giants whom he slayed as he rode across the sky in a chariot drawn by goats. One of his greatest enemies is the sea serpent Jormungand who encircles Midgard, the world of human civilisation.
Historically, Thor’s symbols include a hammer, called Mjollnir, a deadly weapon also associated with lightning and thunder. He also had iron gloves and a belt that doubled his strength when worn, and owned the staff Gríðarvölr. As a weather god he was associated with the fertility of the Earth. He was also regarded as a guide for those travelling over the sea because of his power over storms and wind.
According to ancient Norse mythology, Odin was the king of Asgard. He had a tendency to disguise himself and is often depicted wearing a mask, a long hat, and a green coat. He is known as the king of the gods as well as the god of war and death, a sky god, and the god of wisdom and poetry.
* Certified NGC PF70 First Releases.
* Struck from 2 ounces of 99.9% pure Proof Silver.
* Very low population in PF70 First Releases.
* The 2016 Silver Norse Gods - Thor has a limited mintage of only 2,000!
The reverse of the coin depicts Thor wielding his hammer, wearing his belt and gripping the fang of the serpent Jormungand. Also included in the design is a goat’s head, lightning and the inscription THOR, as well as The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination, are shown on the coin’s obverse.
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