Hel is known in Norse mythology as one of the darker gods or goddesses. As guardian of the underworld, she served in the role of Goddess of Death. The daughter of the god Loki, Hel shared her father’s taste for mischief as she often left the gates of hell open for the dead to roam the Earth tormenting the living. Today, 5 oz Antique Silver Norse God Series Hel Rounds are available on Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic capsule and includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
- Third design featured in the Norse God Series of 5 oz rounds.
- Total mintage capped at just 500 rounds for this release.
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Produced with an antique finish.
- Obverse includes the Hel design.
- Reverse bears the Valkyrie design common on all rounds in the series.
- Individually serialized with edge lettering.
The Norse God Series of silver rounds is the creation of coin creator Julie Lindquist and the Anonymous Mint. Each one of the five designs used in this series across 10 rounds, five 1 oz and five 5 oz, was inspired by the artwork of Howard David Johnson.
Johnson is a well-known artist whose Norse mythology paintings were expertly rendered on 3D blanks by Italian master sculptor Luigi Badia. Each blank was treated to give it an antique patina, adding years of age without the wear and tear associated with circulation.
On the obverse of each of these Hel rounds you’ll find the haunting image of Hel as she sits surrounded by the dead. The gates to her great mansion in the underworld were surrounding by fences and the howling hound Garm was chained to those gates. Engravings on the obverse read “Hel” and “Goddess of Death.”
The reverse side of the 5 oz Antique Silver Norse God Series Hel Round features the common Valkyrie design. Members of the Valkyrie were warrior maidens, and they rode their valiant steeds into the skies above the battles of mankind, selecting the dead for Odin and giving those who saw them the power to fight to the death.
Each of these Silver Norse God Series rounds was developed by the Anonymous Mint, and produced by Osborne Precious Metals. The latter facility handled all the striking, and is known as the oldest private mint in America, tracing its history back to 1836.
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