This is the 2nd hot release in the Poland Mint, Women Warriors Series – “Valkyrie”. This amazing 2 ounce, .999 pure silver coin presents incredible detail in its ultra high relief strike, select gilding and deep Antique Finish. As an added feature, Valkyrie also includes a genuine wood inset for the shield. A unique and already highly sought after collectible from Niue.
In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s afterlife field Fólkvangr), the Valkyries take their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. There, the deceased warriors become Einherjar (old Norse “single (or once) fighters”). When the Einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the Valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.
Extremely limited mintage of only 555 pieces worldwide.
Quality: High Relief, Antique Finish
Metal Content: 2 Troy Ounce (62.2 grams)
Manufacturer: Poland Mint
Diameter: 45 mm
Mint Capsule, Deluxe Box, Certificate of Authenticity