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TYR Norse Gods High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2015


The third coin issue of the series "Norse Gods" featuring the mystic Tyr, the invincible warrior of the Nordic pantheon. The coin is minted with an exceptional High Relief technique creating a stunning visual effect and remarkable design. In combination with the high relief, the Antique Finish enhances the majesty and greatness of 2oz precious .999 Silver Coin. Mintage 1.000 pieces worldwide.

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Tyr was the sky god in Norse mythology. He sacrificed one of his hands for the good of the gods. In Asgard, the land of the gods, there was a demonic wolf called Fenrir. He was so huge and fierce that only Tyr would dare to approach him. The gods decided to tie the wolf up, using an unbreakable chain forged by dwarfs.

The wolf, wanting proof that the chain was harmless, asked that one of the gods put a hand in his mouth as the chain was slipped on. The beast was disappointed to find the chain could not be broken. Tyr had sacrificed his hand so that the gods could feel safer. Odin took Tyr's place as Sky god around the eighth and ninth centuries.

One story about Tyr is that once the gods (mainly Odin, the tricky one) captured Fenrir the wolf with a trick. Odin told Fenrir that this was only a game, and Fenrir should let the gods chain him up as part of the game. The wolf Fenrir was suspicious, and wouldn't let himself be chained up until Tyr offered to guarantee the deal by putting his own hand in the wolf's mouth as a sort of hostage. But it turned out to be a trick, and once Fenrir was chained up he could not break the chain, and the other gods would not let Fenrir go. So Tyr let Fenrir bite his hand off, and now he only has one hand. The story shows how Tyr always stands by his promises, no matter what.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2015
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts Tyr, with one hand ready for war. On top coin the inscription "NORSE GODS" and on bottom "TYR". The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, the issue year, the face value and the issue country.