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HARALD FAIRHAIR King Of Norway Vikings Gods Kings Warriors 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016


Fifth issue from 15 coin series “Vikings: Gods, Kings and Warriors” featuring the first King of Norway Harald Fairhair, better known as Harald I. The coin has 2 Ounces weight, is minted with an exceptional High Relief technique and will have a laser-etched serial number on the rim along with matching serial number found on the included Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 1.999 pcs.

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Availability date: 11/21/2016

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Harald Fairhair
Harald Fairhair was the first true King of Norway, the national hero of his country, and a man known not only for a mighty propensity for cleaving through his enemies like a psychotic escaped mental patient carving a Thanksgiving turkey but also for rocking a head of epically glorious glam metal hair so righteous it's the primary way violence-loving Viking skalds chose to remember his name. Seeing as how this guy never really bothered to write anything down because he was a little busy launching campaign after campaign to unify his country under the iron fist of one mighty axe-swinging ruler, many of the details of Harald's reign are cloaked in mythology, folklore, and awesome, hopefully-true anecdotes about his incredible 80’s Camaro Axl Rose style golden feathered mullet. We know for sure that he was a real guy, that he was the father of his country, that he subjugated all the jarls of Norway under his rule, and that he founded a dynasty that would rule the northern Viking lands off and on throughout the entire Viking Age. Which is enough on its own, I suppose. But his story is too good not to tell in a little more detail. So for that we go to the sagas, one of which was written by a guy named Hornklove, which is awesome.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • 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 King Fairhair standing in front of Sverd i Fjell, sword and shield in hand, gazing out over the horizon. Sverd i Fjell or “Swords in the Rock” is a monument of three swords to commemorate King Fairhair's great victory at the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872. On a sword the inscriptions: “Harald Fairhair” – the name of the first King of Norway. The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination: “Two Dollars”, the issue year: “2016”, the issue country: “Niue” and “2 Oz 999 Fine Silver” - the weight and the fineness of Silver.