No god from Norse mythology is more well known in modern society than Thor, the God of Thunder. Represented in modern popular culture thanks in large part to comic books and feature films, Thor’s visibility has helped power the movement toward the creation of various Norse-themed precious metals. Right now, the 5 oz Antique Silver Norse God Series Thor Round is available for purchase on Silver.com.
- Arrives in individual capsule with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
- Second design in the 5 oz Norse God Series.
- Total mintage capped at just 500 rounds for this release.
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse features the image of Thor and his thundering hammer.
- Reverse includes a member of the Valkyrie.
- Product has an antique finish.
- Includes an individual serial number with edge lettering.
Thor is considered the God of Thunder for his association with the skies. It is said that the sound of thunder came from his chariot as it rolled across the skies, while lightning flashes and bolts were the result of his hammer being thrown. Known as Mjolnir, his hammer is said to have been used to crush the heads of frost giants and trolls.
Odin is the father of Thor in Norse mythology, and the man himself is believed to have been large and powerful, with a thick red beard and fearsome eyes. Thor’s imposing presence is captured brilliantly on the obverse of these rounds with artwork from Howard David Johnson and sculpting from Luigi Badia.
The obverse of the 5 oz Antique Silver Norse God Series Thor Round bears the frightening image of a visibly angry Thor. He is featured riding on his chariot, pulled by his two goats, with Mjolnir held in his outstretched right arm. Engravings of “Thor” and “God of Thunder” appear on this face.
On the reverse of all Antique Silver Norse God Rounds is the image of a sole rider from the Valkyrie. Odin chose the members of the Valkyrie to help choose the dead in battle and determine who went where. Many of those who died in battle joined Odin, courtesy of the Valkyrie, in Valhalla in Asgard.
Anonymous Mint developed this round program with the assistance of coin creator Julie Lindquist. Osborne Precious Metals, the oldest private minting facility in the United States, struck each of the silver rounds in the series for Anonymous.
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