Featuring renowned deities and heroes, Norse mythology encompasses a large body of northern Germanic legends dating from pagan times. Its traditions continue today in Scandinavian folklore, which has strongly influenced a number of popular authors, including J.R.R. Tolkien.
In our second coin series based on Norse mythology, The Perth Mint is featuring three principal goddesses. Like the Norse Gods series, which portrayed Thor, Odin, and Loki, these remarkable coins are each struck from 2oz of pure silver with an antiqued, high relief finish.
Depicted in a dramatic style, Freya introduces the new Norse Goddesses series, which will also feature coins portraying similarly striking depictions of Frigg and Hel.
|ᚠ||Freya||The goddess of love, beauty, fertility, battle and death. A symbol of sensuality and of the wile and untamed forces of nature, Freya was famed for her beauty and golden hair.|
|ᚢ||Feather cloak||A magical cloak of falcon feathers which enabled Freya to fly.|
|ᚦ||Brísingamen||A golden necklace made by four dwarfs, it featured an amber jewel – Freya’s hallowed crystal.|
|ᚨ||Girdle||The sword belt in the constellation Orion as was known to the Norse as ‘Freya’s Girdle’.|
||Freya’s golden battle swine, one of her sacred animals, on which she once rode.
|❬||Battlefield||As a valkyrie, Freya chose who died and who lived in battle, transporting the heroic dead to the Realm of the Gods.|
|ᚷ||Cat||Freya’s chariot was pulled by two cats, another of her sacred animals.|
Extremely Limited Mintage
Just 2,000 of these Norse Goddesses – Freya 2017 2oz Silver High Relief Coins will be released. Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin is housed in a timber display case with an engraved lid.