The Perth Mint is pleased to present the second release in the Gods of Olympus series. In ancient Greek mythology, Poseidon was worshipped as the God of the Sea.
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.
99.9% Pure Silver
Each Poseidon coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver.
High Relief Design with Antique Finish
The coin’s reverse depicts a bearded Poseidon riding the waves on his chariot pulled by two hippocampi, clutching his trident, with dolphins porpoising in the background. The design includes the inscription POSEIDON and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, each coin is meticulously struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish which gives the coin an aged effect.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 1,500 of the Gods of Olympus – Poseidon 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin will be released by The Perth Mint.
Prestigious Round Display Case
The coin is housed in a prestigious round wooden display case, with stunning detail on its lid and packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
In ancient Greek mythology, Poseidon was worshipped as the God of the Sea. Adept at gathering clouds and creating violent storms, Poseidon was responsible for countless shipwrecks and the drowning of many souls, yet he also held the power to grant a ship a successful voyage, and to save those in danger. He is also often referred to as the ‘earth-shaker’ due to his penchant for causing earthquakes.
After being given the sea to rule over, Poseidon built for himself a spectacular underwater palace on the ocean floor made from coral and gems. He was often depicted riding atop the ocean waves, sometimes on his chariot pulled by sea-horses, also known as hippocampi.
Previous release: Zeus (sold out)
Forthcoming release: Hades