Perth Mint launches its second Marvel Comics silver bullion coin with the Asgardian God Thor

It’s only a short while ago that the first Marvel Comics themed silver bullion coin debuted into a market flourishing with choice, but we’re already seeing a second coin, so they’re clearly sticking around as an ongoing series. While the first coin featured Spiderman, timed just right for the release of the hit movie Spiderman: Homecoming, it’s surely no coincidence that the choice of Thor to headline the second coin comes right with the release of a new blockbuster movie, Thor: Ragnarok.

No surprises on the format as the coin sticks to the tried and tested Perth Mint formula of a 40.60 mm diameter, 0.9999 fineness design that’s issued for Tuvalu. As a result the obverse side carries the usual line-up of inscriptions surrounding the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse face is thankfully free of superfluous inscriptions, although the usual annoying, but sadly required copyright message is here again, something that blights on all licenced coins so to be expected.

The main artwork is a very cool rendition of the comic book Thor, not the Chris Hemsworth portrayal for the Marvel Comics Universe movie franchise, but the classic original look. Picturing Thor in action while holding his hammer, Mjolnir, the mix of smooth and textured finishes works very well and the whole thing has a very dynamic look to it. We can’t see too many fans being put off by the excellent choice of artwork.

Selling individually, in rolls of 20, or boxes of 100 or 300, you should have no trouble picking up the quantity you need from the 50,000 mintage. Due to ship at the end of this month, we’ve only seen them at LPM HK at the moment, although Spiderman was available more widely. LPM are quite competitive however, and with the coin selling in the $25 range, the price mixes up pretty well with the other popular one-ounce silver bullion coins out there, especially in light of the licence fees associated with the character. One to watch.

2018 MARVEL COMICS ‘THOR’ SILVER BULLION COIN

MINTS DESCRIPTION

The Perth Mint have released the 2nd coin in their Marvel Bullion Series, the 2018 1oz 9999 Silver Tuvalu Thor bullion coin. This coin is following the 2017 1oz 9999 Silver Spiderman Tuvalu bullion coin that was released to much success earlier in the year. The maximum mintage will be set to 50,000 and we expect these to go fast.

The release of this coin just before the new Marvel movie Thor Ragnarok comes as good timing

The design on the reverse depicts a classic rendering of Thor holding his hammer.

The effigy on the obverse is the Ian Rand Broadley design and states the purity 9999 and legal tender denomination of $1 from Tuvalu.

Each coin will be struck with the same high quality that we have become accustomed to from the Perth Mint. The coins will be individually capsulized and come in rolls of 20 and boxes of 100 and 300.

SPECIFICATION

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NAME 2018 THOR
DENOMINATION $1 TVD Tuvalu
COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIAMETER 40.60 mm
FINISH Brilliant Uncirculated
MODIFICATIONS None
MINTAGE 50,000
BOX / COA No / No