One of the most culturally significant dragons in European history is Fafnir. According to Icelandic sagas, Fafnir was originally a dwarf who was turned into a dragon through a curse. Fafnir is considered the source of inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Smaug in The Hobbit. Now, Fafnir features in a stirring design in the new Germania Beasts Collection from the Germania Mint. Today, 2020 1 oz Silver Germania Beasts Fafnir Rounds are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in a protective plastic capsule with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- First release in the new Silver Germania Beasts Series!
- Mintage limited to 25,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The nominal face value is 5 Mark.
- On the obverse is a depiction of the upper torso and head of Fafnir.
- The reverse depicts the lower half of Fafnir with the Germania Mint logo.
Dragons played a central role in the mythology of Medieval Era cultures in Northern and Western Europe. Though most of these dragons were depicted as winged figures, the depiction of Fafnir often shows a dragon similar to the dragons of Asian mythology that have no wings and move similar to serpents.
All of the 2020 1 oz Silver Germania Beasts Fafnir Rounds available here come with a protective plastic capsule and a Certificate of Authenticity. The COA from the Germania Mint is a bi-fold booklet with the Fafnir design on the cover and Germania Mint logo on the back cover. The interior pages show the series information and the specifics on this particular release. All of the silver rounds in this 1 oz silver option come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
On the obverse side of the 2020 Silver Germania Beasts Fafnir Rounds is an image of Fafnir. The design in this series wraps from front to back to provide a continuous visual on the figure of Fafnir. His body emerges from the top of the design field and slithers down into the design field, with his front legs near the bottom and his neck winding back up to the center of the field with its head. The head of Fafnir has its mouth open with its forked-tongue sticking out.
The reverse face of 2020 1 oz Silver Germania Beasts Fafnir Rounds features the other half of his body. On this side, Fafnir’s figure slides down from the top with his tail swirling toward the center of the design element where the Germania Mint emblem is featured.
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