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THOR Norse Gods The God Of Thunder 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Tuvalu 2016


Second coin of the new 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 amazing design. The coin comes packaged in an attractive case, with the Certificate of Authenticity. Mintage 2.000 pcs worldwide.

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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.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.5
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)2.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

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”. The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark also appears in the design. The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination: “2 Dollars”, the issue year: “2016”, the issue country: "Tuvalu" and "2 Oz 999 Silver" - the weight and the fineness of Silver.