Every society has its explanation for the post-death life of those in this world who commit evil acts. Norse mythology was no different, having its own god assigned as the guardian of the underworld. In fact, the Norse god in charge of the underworld inspired the English-language name for the underworld. On Silver.com right now you’ll find the 2015 2 oz Silver Cook Islands Norse God Hel coin.
- Mintage capped at 1,000 coins for 2015.
- Fourth coin released in the Norse God Series.
- Ships in a presentation themed box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of two troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $10 that is considered legal tender in the Cook Islands.
- Features an antique finish.
- Struck in ultra-high-relief proof.
- Bears the image of Hel.
In Norse mythology, Hel is one of the few female goddesses, and she is left in charge of the underworld. Her name is the derivative from which the English language gets its term for the underworld: hell.
Each of the coins in this Silver.com product listing features an antique finish. Modern coins with an antique finish have warm, subtle accents that add depth and character to the design of Hel. The ultra-high-relief proof striking of this coin gives the image of Hel a 3D look and feel. To achieve this, the blanks are struck as many as nine times under immense pressure.
The Norse God Series of coins from the BH Mayer Mint of Germany will eventually include nine different designs in total. These 2015 2 oz Silver Cook Islands Norse God Hel coins are the fourth release in the series.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the image of Hel, complete with a hood over her head and a wall of tortured souls behind her. The name “Hel” is written below the image in English and above in Norse. The term “Norse Gods” is engraved around the outer rim. The obverse face of the coin bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Located in Germany, BH Mayer Mint opened its doors for business in 1871. A privately-owned and operated minting facility, BH Mayer is under its fifth-generation of family leadership, and the company has painstakingly crafted a reputation for excellence among numismatists.
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