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ODIN RULER OF AESIR Legends of Asgard Max Relief 3 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Tokelau 2016


The first coin in Legends of Asgard series, 3 Oz of pure Silver Antique-finish, features Odin: the Allfather of the Aesir Gods in Norse Mythology. Stunning max relief of 5mm and numbered on edge! With a cult like following that extends well beyond the coin world, this premium Norse Mythology series is highly successful. Mintage 1500 pieces only!

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Odin is one of the most complex and enigmatic characters in Norse mythology, and perhaps in all of world literature. He’s the chief of the Aesir tribe of deities, yet he often ventures far from their kingdom, Asgard, on long, solitary wanderings throughout the cosmos on purely self-interested quests. He’s a relentless seeker after and giver of wisdom, but he has little regard for communal values such as justice, fairness, or respect for law and convention. He’s the divine patron of rulers, and also of outcasts. He’s a war-god, but also a poetry-god, and he has prominent transgender qualities that would bring unspeakable shame to any traditional Norse/Germanic warrior. He’s worshiped by those in search of prestige, honor, and nobility, yet he’s often cursed for being a fickle trickster. What kind of literary figure – let alone a god whose historical worship spanned much of a continent and several centuries – could possibly embody all of these qualities at once, with their apparently glaring contradictions?

  • CountryTokelau
  • Year2016
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)93.3 (3 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts Odin seated and holding his famous spear called Gungnir, told in legend as fashioned by dwarves and so well balanced that it wouldn’t miss a target no matter the skill of the thrower. Either side of him are his ravens Huginn and Muninn who bring Odin news of what is happening in Midgard, and at his feet are his two wolves, Geri and Freki.
The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, together with the issue year, country, nominal value and silver fineness.