Cook Islands 2016 Norse Gods Freyr $10 High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin NGC MS70 FR
Ancient gods have spawned a healthy new selection of numismatics over the last couple of years, featuring deities worshipped in ancient times. First choices are usually the Roman or Greek gods, but the Norse gods are far more interesting, and it seems many mints agree. Struck by the masters at BH Mayer in Germany, undoubtedly one of the very best mints in the world from both a quality and a technical point, these series is dedicated to Gods of Norse mythology. Many high-relief coins, they have slight concavity to the reverse side, thus enhancing the coin's visual appeal. The artwork is very attractive and the written inscriptions are well integrated into the design, consistent and not excessive. The traditional obverse of the Cook Islands coin features the portrait of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscriptions: the Queen's name, the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year. The reverse of the coins is struck with an exceptional high relief technique that results in a stunning visual effect and remarkable design. THE COIN IS GRADED AS PERFECT FIRST RELEASE BY NGC AND ALSO COMES WITH MINT-ISSUED COA. The god Freyr is one of the most important gods of Norse religion. Freyr was associated with sacral kingship, virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and was pictured as a phallic fertility god; Freyr is said to bestow peace and pleasure on mortals.
Freyr, sometimes referred to as Yngvi-Freyr, was especially associated with Sweden and seen as an ancestor of the Swedish royal house. In the Icelandic books the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, Freyr is presented as one of the Vanir, the son of the sea god Njörðr, as well as the twin brother of the goddess Freyja.
The gods gave him Álfheimr, the realm of the Elves, as a teething present. He has the servants Skírnir, Byggvir and Beyla. The most extensive surviving Freyr myth relates Freyr's falling in love with the female jötunn Gerðr.
Eventually, she becomes his wife but first Freyr has to give away his magic sword which fights on its own if wise be he who wields it. Although deprived of this weapon, Freyr defeats the jötunn Beli with an antler. However, lacking his sword, Freyr will be killed by the fire jötunn Surtr during the events of Ragnarök. DON'T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS!
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- Certification: NGC
- Modified Item: No
- Denomination: $10
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2016
- Grade: MS 70
- Mint: BH Mayer (Germany)
- Country of Issue: Cook Islands
- Composition: Silver
- Finish: High-relief, Antiqued Finish
- Certification Number: 4508711-106