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THOR The God Of Thunder Vikings Gods Kings Warriors 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016


Fourth issue from 15 coin series “Vikings: Gods, Kings and Warriors” featuring the Norse God of Thunder and son of Odin, the Allfather – Thor. The coin has 2 Ounces weight, is minted with an exceptional High Relief technique and will have a laser-etched serial number on the rim along with matching serial number found on the included Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 1.999 pcs.

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Availability date: 11/04/2016

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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 punor 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.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts Thor in the foreground, standing with his hammer Mjolnir, a weapon capable of leveling mountains according to Norse mythology, with a circle of knotwork behind him. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “Thor” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination: “Two Dollars”, the issue year: “2016”, the issue country: “Niue” and “2 Oz 999 Fine Silver” - the weight and the fineness of Silver.