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FREYR Norse Gods High Relief 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2016


This is the eighth Silver coin in the beautiful series “Norse Gods” and features a god who belongs to the Vanir tribe of deities – Freyr. The coin is minted with an exceptional High Relief technique, in Antique Finish quality and 2 Ounces weight. The coin comes packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pcs worldwide.

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Freyr was one of the most widely and passionately venerated divinities amongst the heathen Norse and other Germanic peoples. One Old Norse poem calls him “the foremost of the gods” and “hated by none.” The reasons for this aren’t hard to understand; their well-being and prosperity depended on his benevolence, which particularly manifested itself in sexual and ecological fertility, bountiful harvests, wealth, and peace. His role in providing health and abundance was often symbolized by his fylgja, the boar Gullinborsti (“Golden-Bristled”), and by his enormous, erect phallus. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that Freyr was a frequent recipient of sacrifices at various occasions, such as the blessing of a wedding or the celebration of a harvest. During harvest festivals, the sacrifice traditionally took the form of his favored animal, the boar.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2016
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts Freyr, one of the most important god of Norse religion. He rides the shining dwarf-made boar Gullinbursti and possesses the ship Skidbladnir, the best of ships in Norse mythology, which always has a favorable breeze. On the top of the coin, the inscription: "NORSE GODS" and on bottom: "FREYR" – the name of the coin. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, the issue year: “2016”, the face value: “10 Dollars” and the issue country: “Cook Islands”.