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THOR Norse Gods High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2015


The second coin issue of the series "Norse Gods" featuring Thor, son of Odin, the hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning and storms. The Coin is minted with an exceptional High Relief technique creating a stunning visual effect and remarkable design. In combination with the high relief, the Antique Finish enhances the majesty and greatness of 2oz 999 Silver Coin. Mintage 1.000 pcs.

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In Norse mythology, Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing and fertility. The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar, stemming from a Common Germanic punraz (meaning "thunder").
Ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-European religion, Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples, from the Roman occupation of regions of Germania, to the tribal expansions of the Migration Period, to his high popularity during the Viking Age, when, in the face of the process of the Christianization of Scandinavia, emblems of his hammer, Mjolnir, were worn in defiance and Norse pagan personal names containing the name of the god bear witness to his popularity. Into the modern period, Thor continued to be acknowledged in rural folklore throughout Germanic regions. Thor is frequently referred to in place names, the day of the week Thursday ("Thor's day"; Old English Thunresdag, Thunor's day); German "Donnerstag" (Donar's day); Dutch "Donderdag", bears his name, and names stemming from the pagan period containing his own continue to be used today.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2015
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts Thor with its mythical hammer in the right hand. On top coin the inscription "NORSE GODS" and on bottom "THOR". The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, together with the issue year, the face value and the issue country.