2016 Niue 2 Ounce Harald Fairhair The Viking King High Relief Silver Coin
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Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Housed in a round wooden display box designed with the Mjölnir, the name of Thor's hammer, surrounded by the Runic alphabet.
Obverse: Displays the Raphael Maklouf likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the weight, purity and face value.
Reverse: Depicts Thor in the foreground, standing with his hammer Mjölnir, a weapon capable of leveling mountains according to Norse mythology, with a circle of knotwork behind him.
Edge: Laser etched serial number, from 1 to 1,999, matches the serial number found on the included certificate of authenticity.
Guaranteed by the Scottsdale Mint.
King Harald Fairhair, the First King of Norway. King Fairhair reigned as the First King of Norway from 872 to 930 A.D. Between 866 and 872, Harald Fairhair conquered many petty kingdoms in what is modern day Norway. King Fairhair's efforts to crush all opponents to his rule culminated in the great Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872.
In 1983, King Olaf V of Norway unveiled in Hafrsfjord, Norway "Sverd i Fjell" or "Swords in the Rock," a monument of three swords, each standing approximately 10 meters (33 feet) tall, to commemorate King Fairhair's great victory at the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872. The largest of the three swords represents King Fairhair, the two smaller swords the petty Kings defeated that day.
Scottsdale Mint first released the 15-Coin Vikings: Gods, Kings and Warriors series in 2015. Each Silver coin in this Vikings Series depicts a famous Viking god, king or warrior. This 15-coin series will include: Odin, Ragnar, King Cnut, Thor, Harald Fair, Bjorn Ironside, Loki, Tyr, Freya, Ivar the Boneless, Eric BloodAxe, Harald Hardrada, Egil Skallagrimsson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir and Gudfred. Collectors will recognize Scottsdale's effort in creating a Viking coin series that is not only exquisitely crafted in stunning detail, but one that is historically accurate and pays homage to the Norse culture.
Country : Niue
Year : 2016
Face value : 2 Dollars
Metal : Silver .999
Weight : 2 oz
Size : 38.7 mm
Quality : High Relief, Antique Finish
Mintage : 1,999 Worldwide