Art of Collecting
Of all the talking point in Avenger’s End Game, perhaps the most shocking is the transformation of the King of Asgard into “Fat Thor”. Today we explore the origins of this iconic avenger in its coin form.
In the time of Canada’s Viking Age (c. 1000), quick-tempered Thor was one of the most admired figures of Norse faith and lore, and it is from him that we get the word “Thursday” (Thor’s Day). Thor is the son of Odin and Jord. His courage and brawn make him the ideal defender of Asgard, one of the nine worlds and home to Aesir gods Odin, Frigg, and many more.
Thor has three key possessions: Mjöllnir, a giant-slaying hammer; Járngreip, his iron gloves; and Megingjörð, a belt that doubles his physical strength. Thor’s arch-enemy is Jörmungandr, a giant sea serpent that wraps around Midgard (Earth). The middle child of Loki and Angrboða, Jörmungandr battles Thor during Ragnarök. This coin captures the apocalyptic battle scene during Ragnarök.
Measuring 38mm in diameter, the reverse of the coin shows Thor clad in his finest clothing and armour and stands with his hammer raised. The coiled serpent Jörmungandr leered at Thor, ready to strike him any moment. The thundering background of the coin is the result of Thor summoning the power of thunder from his hammer. The three key possessions of Thor as mentioned in the story is plated with gold.
Surrounding the coin are Norse art-inspired pattern lines and the gold-plated goat heads that represent Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, who pull Thor’s chariot.
The obverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
The coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. Within the black box is a red elegant case that house the coin and the certificate of authencity.
The coin is crafted from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver and is limited to 3,500 pieces worldwide.
This coin is also the first of the three coin series dedicated to powerful norse gods. The latter 2 coin will feature Odin, the father of Thor and Frigg, wife of Odin. This coin combines the timeline of history and modern Thor. It is a perfect gift for someone who loves Thor and the norse gods. Grab yours now !