Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2014 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 two-ounce format (abbreviated as 2 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 the second release in the Gods of Olympus series of premium bullion coins by the Perth Mint, and 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.

The coin has antique finish and a rimless design (which extends to the edge without a border).

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2014 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 2oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: two troy ounces of 99.9% silver.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2014 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 figure of the god and the inscription have a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Reverse Inscription POSEIDON
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: antique.
Packaging: in a prestigious round wooden display case, with "stunning" detail on its lid and packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 14T51BAA
Issue price: AU$ 179.00, US$ 128.61

See also

Coins in the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus series include (ordered by design / metal / size / year):
- 1 oz Gold, Zeus, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Zeus, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Zeus, Tuvalu 2014
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Zeus, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Zeus, Tuvalu 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon, Tuvalu 2014
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hades, Tuvalu 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Ares, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Apollo, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hephaestus, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hermes, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hera, Tuvalu 2015
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hera, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Athena, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Athena, Tuvalu 2015
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2015
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Aphrodite, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Demeter, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Artemis, Tuvalu 2023
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Artemis, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Artemis, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hestia, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver (with Antique version), Artemis, Tuvalu 2023

All (37) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Hades 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2014 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Goddesses of Olympus - Aphrodite 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2 DOLLARS TUVALU 2015 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2015 Back to the Future 2,015 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II TUVALU 2 DOLLARS 2oz 999 SILVER 2015
Silver Two Ounces 2016 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Crew 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Norse Gods - Odin 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Norse Gods - Thor 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Norse Gods - Loki 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Star Trek - The Next Generation Crew 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 Ag 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Star Trek - Lt Commander Worf 1,701 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Freya 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Frigg 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Hel 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Star Trek - The Original Series 850 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 999 SILVER 2018 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Planet of the Apes 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2018 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Star Trek - Enterprise Crew 1,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Star Trek - Discovery Crew 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Star Trek - Command Emblem 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 The Simpsons Family 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Tears of the Moon 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS TUVALU
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Yin Yang Koi 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Double Dragon and Phoenix 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Dragon and Tiger 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Hourglass 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS TUVALU
Silver Two Ounces 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Mythical Creatures - White Tiger 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Chinese Mythical Creatures - Chinese Dragon 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2014 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerThomas Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.5000 mm
Thickness6.000 mm
Mass62.2700 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-DNBM-EDQG
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