2022 Valkyries – Hildegard Valhalla 1oz .9999 Silver Gilded Coin
What awaits us after death? The Norse warriors were certain that they would meet the Valkyries on the other side. These beautiful goddesses, daughters of Odin – the god of war and warriors, would carry the heroes to the afterlife, to Valhalla. There the brave heroes fought battles and their attendants served them at the feast table. Apart from that, however, they decided the fate of the combatants – they sent them to death, gave them life, announced defeat or victory.
The exceptionally beautiful golden-haired virgins wore shining helmets and armour and rode winged horses and wolves. Their weapons were spears and shields, which contrasted strongly with the delicate white robes. The Valkyries series will pay tribute to the female Germanic warriors who bravely faced the enemies they encountered. Their names are full of symbolism, which we will try to present on the coins in the most interesting way, with characteristic for us care and attention to detail.
FIRST OF THE SERIES – HILDEGARD
Introducing Hildegard, the first coin in the new Valkyries series from Germania Mint. 2022 Valkyries: Hildegard Valhalla 1 oz silver gilded coin launches a collection of Germanic goddesses – beautiful virgin warriors, daughters of Odin. In mythology, the Valkyries carried souls of the bravest warriors fallen in battle to Valhalla. From now on Germania Mint fans will be accompanied by them on unique silver coins.
On the reverse of the coin Hildegard is depicted as the protector of men. Behind the Valkyrie there is a stronghold, guarded by a high wall of wooden palisade. In her hand Hildegard holds a Germanic spear and a shield with an image of the Fenrir wolf. On the goddess’ armour the rune Algiz is engraved – its function is to protect and give a sense of security, openness and support. Hildegard is accompanied by a wolf, which can also be seen in the background of the coin – on a rock, howling to the moon. We encourage you to look for other hidden details on the coin related to Germanic mythology.
The obverse presents a completely new design, combining both the signature Germania Mint double-headed eagle, as well as new Germanic runes and a howling wolf. The animal motif, symbolizing strength and independence, is not accidental – in exchange for food, wolves defended the settlements and its inhabitants. The entire design of the reverse is composed as a shield, which also contains the issue year, metal alloy and the 5 mark denomination.
Designed by Mateusz Frąckowiak, the coin will be issued in an edition of 999 numbered pieces. The Valhalla edition will feature multi-metal plating and a hologram.
Each gilded coin is presented in a protective capsule and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. Each coin and certificate of authenticity is housed in Hildegard themed packaging.
|Silver Content||(Troy oz)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination||(DEM)||5 Mark|
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