The second release from the Gods of Olympus series will be released on 3 June 2014.
The coin portrays Poseidon – the God of the Sea. According to ancient Greek mythology, Poseidon was adept at gathering clouds and creating violent storms, and responsible for shipwrecks and the drowning of many souls. However, he also held the power to grant a ship a successful voyage, and to save those in danger. Poseidon was often referred to as the ‘earth-shaker’ due to his penchant for causing earthquakes.Like Zeus, the original release in the Gods of Olympus series, Poseidon is a rimless high-relief coin struck from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver with an ‘antiqued’ finish. It has a maximum mintage is just 1,500.
The spectacular new coin will be available on The Perth Mint website at 00.01am, Tuesday 3 June Australian Western Standard Time. Poseidon will also be available from authorised Perth Mint coin distributors.