2018 $20 Norse Figureheads Northern Fury Silver Coin

Original price was: $140.00.Current price is: $125.00.

Coin Specifications

Year 2018
Denomination $20
Country Canada
Max Mintage 6,000
Finish Proof
Primary Material Silver .999
Primary Material Weight 31.39g
Coin Dimensions (mm) 38.00

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2018 $20 Norse Figureheads Northern Fury Silver Coin

Dive into the era of the Vikings with the 2018 $20 Norse Figureheads Northern Fury Fine Silver Coin, a spectacular tribute by the Royal Canadian Mint to the legendary maritime prowess of the Norse seafarers. This coin is the first in a thrilling three-coin series that revives the spirit of the Viking Age, renowned for its naval supremacy and historic voyages, including their journey to Canada’s eastern shores.

Features That Tell a Story

A Glimpse into Maritime History: This coin beautifully initiates a series that reflects on the Viking Age, celebrating the naval artistry that left a lasting impact on history, including their notable landing on Canada’s east coast.

Fusion of History and Art: It’s a dual homage to the exquisite craftsmanship and naval expertise that marked a significant chapter in Canadian history—a chapter unearthed in the 1960s.

Vikings in Canada: The coin artistically re-envisions Viking ships as they might have appeared a thousand years ago, particularly highlighting the Norse encampment at L’Anse aux Meadows, N.L.—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Elaborate and Intricate Design: Featuring a reverse design by Patrick Belanger, the coin displays a dragon-headed longship (drakkar), symbolising Viking power. The detailed engraving is accentuated with selective colouring, particularly on the figurehead, enhancing its elaborate nature.

Timelessness and Tradition: The circular frame of the design signifies the enduring Viking spirit, while the intricate Norse art and knotwork highlight traditional beauty.

Design Excellence

The coin showcases a drakkar with its sails billowing, journeying across open waters. The ship, a symbol of authority, is adorned with shields and a striking dragonhead prow, designed to ward off evil. The figurehead, intricately detailed and coloured, stands out against a backdrop of Norse art-inspired knotwork, making this coin a testament to historical artistry and storytelling.

Collectible and Gift-Worthy

This coin is not just a collectible but a piece of history, perfect for enthusiasts of numismatics, history, and Norse culture. It makes an excellent gift, carrying stories of adventure and the high seas.

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