The subject of the second release in the Silver Norse Gods coin program was Odin, father of the gods. Now in the seventh release in the popular series, his wife Frigg is featured on her own ultra-high-relief proof coin. The 2016 2 oz Silver Cook Islands Norse Gods Frigg Proof is available now on Silver.com.
- Mintage capped at a total of 1,000 coins for global distribution!
- Seventh release in the Silver Norse Gods proof program!
- Ships to you in a wooden display case, complete with a presentation-themed box.
- Features a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of two troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of 10 Dollars by the Cook Islands.
- Reverse features a design commemorating Frigg.
- Obverse bears the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Struck in stunning ultra-high relief.
Norse mythology is often overshadowed by the commonplace knowledge many people have of Roman and Greek mythology. For every role and characteristic fulfilled by a deity from the latter two mythologies, there is a matching individual filling a similar role in Norse mythology.
In the seventh release in the BH Mayer Mint’s Silver Norse God Series, Frigg is featured. She was known as the patroness of marriage, motherhood, maternity, and fertility. While she was the wife of Odin, she was not the mother of his famous son Thor. Frigg was also blessed with the power to see the future, and her magic spindle allowed her to spin the threads of fate.
On the reverse face of the 2016 2 oz Silver Cook Islands Norse Gods Frigg Proof coin you’ll find a portrait of Frigg sitting in the throne of Hlisdkialf. Aside from Odin, Frigg was the only Norse god allowed to sit on that throne.
The obverse face of all Silver Norse Gods coins features the portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The English monarch’s right-profile portrait has appeared on British and commonwealth currency since she ascended to the throne in 1952, and this depiction is a fourth-generation representation from Ian Rank-Broadley, created in 1998.
Each of the Silver Norse Gods coins features an ultra-high-relief striking. This type of proof coin is struck under immense pressure multiple times to create a design set that stands out in 3D from the background field of the coin.
Produced by the BH Mayer Mint of Germany, these coins are the result of 140 years of experience striking some of the finest coins in the world. BH Mayer is a private facility under fifth-generation family leadership.
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