Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Hel, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Hel, Coin from Tuvalu
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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 third and final release in the Norse Goddesses series of premium bullion coins by the Perth Mint (continuing Norse Gods issued in 2016), and is dedicated to Hel.

According to ancient Norse mythology, Hel is the goddess of the dead and the queen of the underworld. The gods predicted terrible forebodings about the destiny of Hel and her two siblings, Fenrir the wolf and Jormungand the serpent. As a result Hel was banished to the netherworld by Odin, the king of Asgard, out of fear of what she might become. In the netherworld she was responsible for the fate of all those who died from sickness and old age, and those souls who did not die in battle.

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

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Hel - 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 9999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: two troy ounces of 99.99% silver.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2oz 9999 SILVER 2017 TUVALU 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Hel - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts Hel sitting cross-legged underneath the first World Tree with Nidhug wrapped around the base of the tree. Some of the tree roots depict faces of the lost souls she watches over.

On the right right, the inscription HEL; the Perth Mint's P mint mark is above that. The designer's initials IJ (for Ing Ing Jong) are on one of the scales of the serpent on the left .

Reverse Inscription HEL
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 2.000
Finish: antique.
Packaging: in a prestigious square wooden display case, with "stunning" engraved detail on its lid and packaged in a themed shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 17A43BAA
Issue price: AU$ 199.00, US$ 142.37

See also

Coins in the Norse Gods and Goddesses series issued for Tuvalu include:
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Odin 2016
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Thor 2016
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Loki 2016
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Freya 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Frigg 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hel 2017

All (25) 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 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 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
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Silver Two Ounces 2017 Norse Goddesses - Hel: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness6.000 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDANMQ-OPYC-PRAL-EJYG
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