The Perth Mint has released the third and final high relief silver coin its Norse Gods series, which launched in March with an issue featuring Odin and continued in June with Thor. The latest release carries a design highlighting Loki, a shape-shifter known in Norse mythology as the god of fire.
Each coin in this series is composed of two ounces of 99.9% silver, carries an antique finish, and has a mintage limited to 2,000 pieces. The Loki coin can be purchased for $180.91 AUD ($137.71 US), while the two previous Norse Gods issues have sold out.
The coin’s reverse was designed by Ing Ing Jong and features an image of the god Loki in a cloak that can be seen turning to smoke at the edges. He is accompanied by a wolf named Fenrir and the serpent Jormungand, according to the Mint’s product page.
Three masks are also visible under Loki’s cloak near the bottom of the image, representing the many forms he assumes as a shape-shifter. Inscribed on this side of the coin are LOKI and the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark.
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 coins in this series measure 40.50 mm in diameter and 6 mm thick. For more information on the 2016 Norse Gods – Loki 2 oz. Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin, please visit the Perth Mint’s Web site.