The Perth Mint’s ‘Gods of Olympus’ Poseidon coin re-emerges in silver and gold bullion form from LPM

It was last July that LPM launched a new bullion series based on the smash hit 2014 numismatic series from the Perth Mint, ‘Gods of Olympus’ We’re actually quite surprised that more coins like this haven’t made a later transition to the bullion market, especially given how mintages are so small and competition fierce.

Zeus was the first design and Poseidon is now the second to launch. The last of the trio, Hades, will no doubt debut in 2022. These were strikingly original designs on launch, and we’re pleased to say that remains the case some seven years later. Poseidon was always a favourite of the first trilogy and the visual style suits the subject well.

About six months after the debut of the bullion coin, LPM added a gold one-ounce bullion coin, as well as five-ounce silver coins in brilliant uncirculated and antique finishes. This time around the whole range is released together, so you can now pick up the deisgn in five versions. The smaller silver pair have mintages of 13,500 in the bu finish and 1,500 antiqued. The larger pair are capped at 450 and 50 pieces respectively, while the gold is limited to 100. All are available to pre-order now.


In ancient Greek mythology, Poseidon was wors

hipped 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.

DESIGN: 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.

DENOMINATION $1 TVD (Tuvalu) $1 TVD (Tuvalu) $5 TVD (Tuvalu) $5 TVD (Tuvalu) $100 TVD (Tuvalu)
COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver 0.9999 silver 0.9999 silver 0.9999 silver 0.9999 gold
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 31.1 grams 155.5 grams 155.5 grams 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 40.9 mm 40.90 mm 55.90 mm 55.90 mm 32.60 mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated Antique Brilliant uncirculated Antique Brilliant uncirculated
MINTAGE 13,500 1,500 450 50 100