Aug 022016
 

According to ancient Norse mythology, Loki was the god of fire, and a cunning shape shifter who appeared in the form of a seal, a salmon, a mare, and a fly, among others.

The son of the giant Farbauti and the goddess Laufey, Loki was the father of Hel, the goddess of death; Jormungand, the giant serpent; Fenrir, the wolf; and Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse that he gave to Odin.

Loki had both a positive and a negative relationship with the other gods. He was a companion of Odin and Thor, but he helped the giants, their adversaries, when it was more advantageous to him. A trickster who could be malicious and mischievous at times, Loki was often portrayed as a demon with no real loyalties due to his contradictory personality.

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Ultimately, Loki faced punishment for his offences against the gods. He was bound to a rock by the entrails of another of his sons, while a venom dripping serpent was positioned above him. Loki’s wife, Sigyn, collected the venom in a bowl, but whenever she emptied it the continuing drips caused Loki to writhe in pain, creating earthquakes.

2016 Norse Gods – Loki 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin

The reverse of the coin depicts Loki wearing a cloak which is turning to smoke at the edges. He is accompanied by the serpent Jormungand and the wolf Fenrir. The design also includes three masks symbolising the many forms Loki took on as a shape shifter.

The final release from the popular Norse Gods series, this coin is struck from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver with a high relief, antiqued finish. Like the previous Odin and Thor coins, just 2,000 Loki coin will be released.

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Aug 022016
 

Australian Koalas come in many sizes. This month we’ve released a 1oz high relief version in silver and a 5oz version in gold – lovely tributes to one of Australia’s favourite marsupials.

Maybe your preference is the Australian Kangaroo? As well as a stunning 1oz high relief gold coin, this month also sees the release of a specially gilded collectors version of our ultra-popular 1oz silver bullion coin.

Joining the flock of Wedge-tailed Eagle coins currently on offer, we’re pleased to announce a new 1oz silver proof version portraying this enormous bird of prey.

August sees the conclusion of the outstandingly popular Norse Gods coin series. Loki, the god of fire, is the must-have final release for those who were lucky enough to secure the extremely limited Odin and Thor coins!

The high reliefs keep coming with three brand new Star Trek releases paying tribute to Captain James T. Kirk’s illustrious U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701.

And this month presents another treat for Disney fans with coins dedicated to Pocahontas and Frozen.

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