Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon

The Tuvaluan Dollar is the currency of Tuvalu - a small nation in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has never had banknotes of its own, and has been issuing coins since 1976; these circulate together with coins of the Australian Dollar, which is also legal tender in the country, and to which the Tuvaluan Dollar is pegged.

The Australian Perth Mint issues a large variety of non-circulating legal tender coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the silver five-ounce format (abbreviated as 5 oz). Strictly speaking, they are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

This coin is part of the Gods of Olympus series of premium bullion coins by the Perth Mint, which started in 2014 and then continued in 2020. This issues is dedicated to Poseidon, who was worshipped as the God of the Sea in ancient Greek mythology.

Historically, Poseidon was always portrayed as a mature man with a fully-grown beard, and equipped with his best known weapon, the trident, which he used to shake the earth, shatter rocks and create storms, causing devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. His other symbols include a bull, dolphins, horse and fish.

Poseidon was one of six children and the second of three brothers - Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, born to Rhea and Cronus, the ruler of the Titans. Having overthrown their father, the three brothers divided the universe between them. Zeus took control of the heavens, Poseidon the sea, and Hades the underworld.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: five troy ounces of 99.99% silver (Ag is abbreviated from Argentum. the Latin word for silver).

The portrait of the Queen has a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a bearded Poseidon riding the waves on his chariot pulled by two hippocampi (sea horses), brandishing his trident, with dolphins porpoising in the background.

Around below, the inscription POSEIDON. The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the left, next to the sea horse's head. The designer's initials TV (for Thomas Vaughan) are above the second O in POSEIDON.

The figure of the god and the inscription have a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Reverse Inscription POSEIDON
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, frosted surfaces (450 coins), or antique (50 coins).
Packaging: in capsule, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity by LPM (exclusive distributor).

See also

Coins in the Gods of Olympus series issued for Tuvalu include (ordered by design / metal / size / year):
- 1 oz Gold, Zeus 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Zeus 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Zeus 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Zeus 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Poseidon 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Poseidon 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Poseidon 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hades 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hades 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hades 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hades 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hera 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hera 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hera 2015
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hera 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Athena 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Athena 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Athena 2015
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Athena 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Aphrodite 2015

Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon: Known varieties
Variety Antique Finish
Images Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon / Antique Finish - obverse photo Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon / Antique Finish - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 50 (included in total)
All (17) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Mythical Creatures 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Dragon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2018 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Ounces 2020 The Royal Fortune - Black Bart 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Hades 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Fu, Lu and Shou 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Zhao Yun 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Nine Planets 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size55.900 mm
Thickness7.500 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-WZAK-OYJD
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