The Perth Mint is pleased to present the final release in the popular Gods of Olympus series.
In ancient Greek mythology, Hades was worshipped as the God of the Underworld and the ruler of the dead.
Historically, Hades was often depicted sitting on his ebony throne with Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog by his side. He was also known to wear a helmet of invisibility given to him by the Cyclops to help in the battle against the Titans. His name is said to mean ‘invisible’ or ‘unseen’ and the underworld which he ruled over was also called Hades.
Each Hades coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver.
The reverse of the coin depicts Hades sitting on his throne made of bones and skulls wearing his invisibility helmet. He is accompanied by Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog. The design includes the inscription HADES 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.
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.
No more than 1,500 of the Gods of Olympus – Hades 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Rimless Coin will be released by The Perth Mint.
The coin is housed in a prestigious round wooden display case with stunning detail on its lid, and packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper.
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.