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Friday, 7 April 2017

473) Norse Goddesses - Freya: 2 Dollar Silver Antiquated High Relief Coin : the first of the three coin Series issued by Tuvalu Islands & minted by the Perth Mint, Australia in 2017:

473) Norse Goddesses - Freya: 2 Dollar Silver Antiquated High Relief Coin :  the first of the three coin Series issued by Tuvalu Islands & minted by the Perth Mint, Australia in 2017:

The first coin in the new Norse Goddesses Series depicts Freya – the goddess of love, beauty, fertility, battle and death. Freya also symbolises sensuality, wile and the untamed forces of nature.

This coin is legal tender issued by the Government of Tuvalu and comes in a Presentation box titled"Freya - Norse Goddesses".

The Reverse of the 2 Dollar Silver Coin depicts Freya with her sword in her left hand and wearing her magical feathered cloak. Also shown in the design is a cat perched on her right shoulder, her golden bristled boar “Hildisvini”, a shield and a battlefield in the background. The inscription “FREYA” (in front of her) and the Perth Mint’s “P” Mint mark (on the centre right periphery) also feature in the design.
  The Obverse of the 2 Dollar Silver Coin depicts a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian-Rank Broadley, whose initials “IRB” appear below the Queen’s neck. On the periphery is the inscription “QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 2 OZ 9999 SILVER 2017, TUVALU, 2 DOLLARS"

To capture the depth and detail of the coin, it is struck in high relief to a rimless format and has been individually “antiquated” to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact.

The specifications of this coin are:

Coin Title: Freya, Norse Goddess; Metal Composition: The coin is struck from 2 Oz of 99.99 Pure Silver; Monetary Denomination: 2 Dollars; Maximum Mintage: 2,000 pieces; Coin Layout: High Relief Design with Antique Finish; Weight: 62.213 grams; Diameter: 40.60 mm; Thickness: 6.00 mm; Designer: Ing Ing Jong

Illustrated Presentation Packaging with Numbered Certificate: The coin comes in an attractive square wooden display case with stunning engraved detail on its lid titled “Norse Goddesses. Celtic symbols/knots appear on the corners of the box. The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate and is packaged in a themed shipper.

More about the Norse Goddess – Freya:

 Freya (or “Freyja” in Old Norse meaning “Lady”) is one of the important goddesses in Norse Mythology. She is a member of the Vanir tribe of deities, and is an honorary member of the Aesir Gods after the Aesir-Vanir War. Her father is Njord and her mother is Nerthus. Freyr is her brother and her husband is Odr in late Old Norse literature and is none other than Odin himself.

In addition to her many talents, she was also a practitioner of “Seidr” (an organised form Norse magic and Shamanism dealing with discerning destiny and altering its course by reweaving part of its web) and was the first to bring this art to the Gods and later humans. Because of her mastery over this art she was also a “Volva” (meaning an itinerant seeress and sorceress who travelled from place to place, demonstrating her art and she was at once exalted, feared, longed for, propitiated, celebrated and scorned).

Links to Posts on Australia, New Zealand and countries and Overseas Territories of the South Pacific on this blog:

1) Bank of Papua New Guinea: 36th Anniversary Celebrations (1973-2008): A Commemorative Uncirulated Coin Set consisting of a 2 Kina Banknote & a 2 Kina Coin

2) Papua New Guinea: An uncirculated coin set brought out in 1995 commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Independence 

 3) Currency & Coinage of the Soloman Islands: Dollars and Cents

4) New Zealand: New Banknote "Seventh Series" issued under Project "Brighter Money" from 2015 onwards

5) Coinage of the French Polynesian Island of Caledonia (or Nouvelle Caledonie) the CFP Franc  

6) French Institution for issuing uniform currency/coinage for French Overseas Territories in the Pacific and the French Southern Territories of Antarctica: The Institut d'emmission d'outre Mer (IEOM)

7) Currency & Coinage of Samoa: Tala and Sene 

8) Currency of the South Pacific Island Country of Fiji 

9) Coinage of New Zealand: A commemorative coin set issued in 1979 

10) Currency and Coinage of Australia: Dollars and Cents 

11) The Australian Emblem or the Coat of Arms 

12) The story of the Australian Penny 

13) The Legend of the Mutiny on the Bounty: A Commemorative Coin Set from the Pitcairn Islands depicting relics from the Bounty issued in 2009 

14) An Australian $5 coin issued in 1996, commemorating Australia's greatest cricketing legend - Sir Donald Bradman 

15) New Series/Generation of Australian Banknotes being introduced from 01.09.2016 onwards starting from $5 issues 

16) Southern Lights: A $1 Silver holographic coin issued by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in January 2017

Other interesting posts on coins from Tuvalu Islands

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Famous Pirates of the Caribbean: 3)Bartholomew Roberts or Black Bart Roberts 
 Famous Pirates of the Caribbean:4)Jack Rackham 

Famous-pirates-of- the Caribbean : 5) Henry Avery 

Famous Pirates of the Caribbean : 6) Sir Henry Morgan

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