This listing is for TWO Germania Beast – Fafnir 1oz .9999 silver bullion coins as well a special designed capsule to hold two Fafnir coins.
We are pleased to present the 2020 Germania Beasts Fafnir 1oz .9999 silver bullion coin. A very uncommon coin with a unique design, where two separate obverse and reverse images create an integral picture.
The obverse & reverse story
Fafnir was wise and powerful and is the ancestor of today’s dragon image. The name of the dragon came to most European languages from Latin, which uses the word draco, derived from the Greek drakan – sharp-eyed. This leads us to believe the dragons were not only sinister, but very intelligent beasts. Mythology and legends are full of stories about dragons that are used to understand the world and teach important lessons. Fafnir is the dragon from Germanian mythology. He owned the great treasure of Andwari, which he fiercely defended. According to legends, consumption of his blood leads to the development of supernatural powers. Fafnir, as every dragon didn’t simply exist for his own sake but largely as a background for bold adventurers.
The coin design has been precisely planned and created by Natalia Danysz. The idea used in this project is very rarely used in the numismatic world. Seemingly two separate displays compose one integral part. The Fafnir’s visualisation has been created in such a way, where two parts of its body placed on the obverse and reverse of one coin create an image of a dragon’s body arranged in the infinity sign shape. To see this effect, the coin needs to be flipped or two Fafnir coins with Fafnir need to be placed – obverse and reverse – one above the other.
The integral part of coins from Germania series is the symbol of two-headed eagle. On Fafnir coins, the eagle is located on the reverse, encircled by the dragon’s tail.
Specifically designed for the Germania Beast series by Germania Mint, Swan Bullion is proud to provide each purchase of two Fafnir bullion coins with a stylised capsule so you can truly enjoy your coins with both sides of the coin visible.
When creating remarkable designs of the highest quality coins, it is equally important to provide them with safe and elegant packaging. Every coin is packed in a dedicated capsule, individually designed for it. Made from the highest quality material in the shape of a lens, it enhances the coin making it look even more impressive.
All coins are accompanied by a CoA. The CoA included in each set provides all the necessary information and guarantees the coins value.
|Precious Metal Content||(Troy oz)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination||(DEM)||5 Mark|