This is the eighth Silver coin in the beautiful series Norse Gods and features a god who belongs to the Vanir tribe of deities Freyr. The coin is minted with an exceptional High Relief technique. Creating a stunning visual effect and remarkable design. In Antique Finish quality and 2 ounces weight. The coin comes packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 1,000 pcs worldwide. The coin’s reverse depicts Freyr, one of the most important god of Norse religion. On the top of the coin, the inscription: “NORSE GODS” and on bottom: “FREYR” the name of the coin. The coin’s obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, the issue year: 2016, the face value: 10 Dollars and the issue country: Cook Islands. Size: about 38mm in diameter and 6mm in thickness measured on the edge. Weight: 2 troy oz. Approximately 62.6 g. Freyr was one of the most widely and passionately venerated divinities amongst the heathen Norse and other Germanic peoples. One Old Norse poem calls him the foremost of the gods and hated by none. The reasons for this arent hard to understand; their well-being and prosperity depended on his benevolence, which particularly manifested itself in sexual and ecological fertility, bountiful harvests, wealth, and peace. His role in providing health and abundance was often symbolized by his fylgja, the boar Gullinborsti (Golden-Bristled), and by his enormous, erect phallus. It shouldnt be surprising, then, that Freyr was a frequent recipient of sacrifices at various occasions, such as the blessing of a wedding or the celebration of a harvest. During harvest festivals, the sacrifice traditionally took the form of his favored animal, the boar. It has favorable breeze whenever it is used and can sail over land as well as sea. The sword that can fight by itself is also depicted on this wonderfully crafted coin. The item “The Norse Gods Freyr 2 oz Antique finish Silver Coin Cook Islands” is in sale since Friday, December 23, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “awon3431″ and is located in Scarborough, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2016
- Certification: Certification of Authenticity from Mint
- Composition: 0.999 pure Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands