Wrapping up the bullion versions of the Perth Mint, ‘Gods of Olympus’ trilogy, LPM have today launched ‘Hades’ the God of the Underworld. Joining Zeus and Poseidon, this set is now complete, but originally back in 2015, the Perth Mint then went on to debut a three coin ‘Goddesses of Olympus’ set, followed by Norse gods, so the bullion versions may not be over per se.
It’s easy to forget how much fuss the ‘Zeus’ coin made on its 2014 launch. Splitting opinion over its unique style, it soon became apparent that lovers outnumbered haters by a considerable degree, with subsequent coins in the series creating long queues on release day, and commanding significant premiums on the aftermarket. The 2oz antique-finished mythology coin has gone on to be an industry staple to this day, especially at the Mint of Poland.
In retrospect, the bullion coins were a no-brainer, as they say, a ready made series of cool designs ripe for the new limited mintage bullion market, so LPM and the Perth Mint are to be commended for the decision, in our view. The range of five formats that were employed for the first two bullion releases must be working well, as it’s back here with the same mintages as before.
The one-ounce gold coin has a tiny mintage of just 100 pieces, while there are 15,000 one-ounce silver (split 13,500 BU / 1500 antiqued) and 500 five-ounce silver (split 450 BU and just 50 antiqued). We still like the antiqued versions, which maintain more definition in the background detail, but the brilliant uncirculated coins are more original, as the numismatic issues were also antiqued. Available now from LPM and no doubt others soon.
I just noticed that Cerberus is back again! We did the new Czech Mint coin yesterday and we have a Mint of Poland one coming later today, so it’s one coin for each head. Good doggy…