2016 Niue 2 Ounce Viking Series Second 3 Issues Silver Coin Sets
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The Vikings Coin Series from Scottsdale Mint honors famed Viking gods, kings and warriors, and this three-coin set includes the god Thor, King Harald Fairhair and the warrior Björn Ironside. Each coin is uniquely struck in an impressive high relief, antique finish 2 oz coin which brings the innovative designs to life when held in your hand.
Contains a total of 6 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Each coin is housed in a wooden display box featuring a unique engraving for each character with the Runic alphabet along the rim.
All three coins feature matching serial numbers.
Obverse: Displays the Raphael Maklouf likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the weight, purity and face value.
Reverse: Features an depiction of each of the following: Thor, Harald Fairhair and Björn.
Edge: Laser etched serial number, from 1 to 1,999, which matches the serial number found on the included certificate of authenticity.
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 Fairhair, 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. Start collect these Silver Vikings coins today.
Thor the Norse God of Thunder and son of Odin, the Allfather. In Norse mythology, Thor is the husband of the golden-haired goddess Sif, a Goddess associated with earth and fertility. Together, they fathered the goddess Thrud. Thor is described as fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded. Thor's exploits, including his earth-shaking battles with the monstrous serpent Jormungandr and their foretold mutual deaths during the events of Ragnarok are literally the stuff of legend, having been recorded throughout numerous historical Norse poems and texts.
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. Legend goes that King Fairhair's victory on the battlefield that day changed history forever and united all of Norway under one crown, the first King of Norway, Harald Fairhair.
Björn Ironside, the son of legendary Viking warrior and King, Ragnar of Lothbrok, is remembered as being a fierce warrior, powerful Viking chieftain and naval commander. Upon Ragnar's death, Norse legend indicates (although disputed by many) that Björn inherited the lands that comprise much of Sweden and Uppsala, becoming the first King of the Munso Dynasty. One of Björn's more notable legendary exploits included having raided France in 860 with his brother Hastein in a continuation of the tradition initiated by their father Ragnar Lothbrok. In 860, Björn led a large Viking raid down the Iberian coast, fought their way through Gibraltar, pillaged the south of France, and ultimately landed in Italy and captured the coastal city of Pisa.
Issuer: Niue Islands
Grade: High Relief, Antique Finish
Metal Content: 3 X 2 troy oz
Mintage: 1,999 (each)
Manufacturer: Scottsdale Mint
Diameter: 38.6 mm
Deluxe Wood Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity