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RAGNAR Vikings Gods Kings Warriors 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2015


Amazing issue from 15 coin series "Vikings" featuring the warrior Ragnar, a mighty Viking who believes he is destined for greatness. The Coin is minted with an exceptional High Relief technique creating a stunning visual effect and remarkable design. Mintage 1.999 pieces worldwide.

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Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok was a legendary Norse ruler, king, and hero from the Viking Age described in Old Norse poetry and several sagas. In this tradition, Ragnar was the scourge of France and England and the father of many renowned sons, including Ivar the Boneless, Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, and Ubba. While these men are historical figures, it is uncertain whether Ragnar himself existed or really fathered them. Many of the tales about him appear to originate with the deeds of several historical Viking heroes and rulers.
According to legend, Ragnar was thrice married: to the shieldmaiden Lagertha, to the noblewoman Þóra Borgarhjǫrtr, and to Aslaug. Said to have been a relative of the Danish king Gudfred and son of the Swedish king Sigurd Hring, he became king himself and distinguished himself by many raids and conquests until he was eventually seized by his foe, King Ella of Northumbria, and killed by being thrown into a pit of snakes. His sons bloodily avenged him by invading England with the Great Heathen Army.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2015
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts the warrior Ragnar with his weapon, an offensive arm, a viking axe, a massive weapon that only a real warrior could wield and a viking shield, a defensive armor. On the right side of the coin the inscription "Ragnar". The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, together with the issue year, the face value and the issue country.