Ancient Norse mythology was replete with gods and goddesses who had complicated personalities, and one of the most complex and compelling was Freyja, also known as Freya. A goddess of love, fertility, and eldritch things, she was nearly on a par in importance with the All-Father Odin, and was in fact the goddess who taught other gods — Odin included — the use of magic. She was also a patroness of battle and death, and it was she and not Odin who had first pick of the heroes slain in battle to populate her great hall at Fólkvangr in the afterlife. Freya is a fascinating figure well worthy of an extraordinary tribute such as the 2022 2 oz Black Proof Niue Silver Freya Coin, now available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a high-quality presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2022, part of the Goddesses of Love series!
- Limited mintage of only 500 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 Fine Silver with selective antique finishing touches.
- Carries a face value of $5 (NZD) as legal tender of Niue Island.
- Obverse side features an effigy of Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features high-relief engraving of Freya with resin-fill decorations.
Freya was known for a number of signature flourishes in her style and mode of travel, such as riding in a chariot pulled by winged cats or flying through the air with the aid of a magical cloak of falcon feathers, or the magical boar named Hildisvini that she could saddle when battle was called for. She was legendary for her beauty and had no compunction about using it to get what she wanted, showing a particular love for jewelry. And yet, despite her “party girl” aspects as a goddess of love and fertility, she was also steeped in magical wisdom, extremely powerful and not to be trifled with.
The ambiguous but unrepentantly beautiful nature of Freya comes through in the 2022 2 oz Black Proof Niue Silver Freya Coin. It brings together six decorative techniques on a single coin, combining a black proof finish with selective touches of antique finish, laser frosting, microprinting, resin fills, and high-relief engraving. It ships in a gorgeous presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
An effigy of Elizabeth II features on the coin’s obverse side to confirm it as legal tender. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE ISLAND,” “5 DOLLARS” and “2022.”
Freya appears in detailed high relief on the reverse side, with deep red resin-fill decorations representing the rubies in her jewelry. She holds her sword, is flanked by her legendary cats, and is surrounded by a border of stylized Norse design.
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