This latest coin from Coin Shoppe, Pela Coins and the Mint of Poland taps into that wild persona perfectly, depicting Freydis, gilded sword in hand, leaping from a Viking Longship to do battle. All the classic Viking elements are in place and perfectly designed. The ornate bows of the longships, the wooden shield and the runic iconography are all present and correct. All told, it’s exactly how you would imagine the scene would’ve looked back then.
The obverse has the usual effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on it, but she’s surrounded by an extensive selection of runes. We’d imagine this will be a common obverse for the series and it works well for the subject. There’s tons of exquisite high relief on the reverse face, and like most of this genre from the Mint of Poland, its a two ounce silver coin , rimless, and with an antique finish.
It’s cool to see new subjects on coins in the ancient history/mythology market, and this is another that looks quite exceptional in appearance. We’ve always had a soft spot for coins that lean more towards the real than the fantasy, and this one is certainly no exception. It should be available to pre-order shortly, with shipping around the end of June.