A warship fit for rulers and chieftains, the dragon-headed longship. This troop carrier was the largest vessel in the fleet, but was remarkably light and swift for its time. While a small draft allowed it to enter shallow waterways, the. Could either cross the seas under sail or was powered by oars during hit-and-run raids that caused fear as soon as its dragon-shaped figurehead appeared. For the superstitious Vikings, the elaborately carved dragonhead on the prow was a talisman to keep sea monsters and evil spirits at bay. On the coin’s reverse, the colour-over-engraved depiction is a beautiful representation of Norse artistry and craftsmanship, and typifies the Viking ships that brought these trader-warriors farther than everincluding Canada’s easternmost shores. Your coin re-imagines Viking ships as they likely appeared over 1,000 years ago! THE SHIPS THAT SAILED INTO HISTORY! Yours is the first coin in a three-coin series that re-visits the Viking Age, to a time when the naval expertise of Norse seafarers left an imprint on history wherever their ships came ashoreincluding Canada’s east coast. Future coins in your series include. HISTORY AND ART INTERTWINED! A joint celebration of the artistry and naval craftsmanship that are at the heart of an early chapter in Canadian historyone that was only uncovered in the 1960s! Each coin re-imagines Viking ships, as they likely appeared a millennium ago, when a Norse encampment was established on the site of L’Anse aux Meadows, N. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America. Different frostings add nuance to the highly detailed engraving, while a selective application of colour accents the outer ring! The circular nature of the frame speaks to the timelessness of the Viking spirit, while the knotwork exemplifies the beauty of traditional Norse art. Regardless of special packaging, the Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins! Set to 6,000 coins worldwide, this limited collectible is sure to be highly sought after. ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt! Designed by Patrick Belanger, your coin presents an artistic rendering of the dragon-headed longship. , which was regarded as a symbol of Viking power and strength. The background features a precisely engraved depiction of the wooden vessel in open waters, where the wind fills its square sail and propels it forward during a long-distance journey. A troop carrier fit for rulers and chieftains, this ornate longship is equipped with shields while its curved bow rises up towards a dragonhead prow ornament, whose purpose was to ward off evil spirits and sea monsters. The side view of the figurehead overlaps a green-coloured frame inspired by Norse art elements, including traditional knotwork with an integrated gripping beast motif that also adorns the Norse figurehead. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. Patrick Belanger (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone. The item “2018 Norse Figureheads #1 Northern Fury 1 oz $20 Pure Silver Coin Canada” is in sale since Thursday, December 14, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Uncertified
- Grade: Ungraded
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated