After several months of a covid-caused lack of activity, the Mint of Poland is back with the newest entry in their superb 2oz selection of ancient mythology and history themed coins. The new release we’re looking at today is the second in the mints Woman Warriors series . Launched last year with a fine Amazons coin, the second issue sees the focus move North from the Mediterranean, to the colder Scandanavian lands that were home to the Norse warriors of legend.
The Valkyrie have long been a source of inspiration, from the prose of old, right up to the Marvel superhero blockbusters of today. A good choice of subject for a series with this theme, it’s also another fine looking coin as well. The Valkyrie is depicted on a rearing horse amidst a desne forest. We often see the Valkyrie astride winged horses in flight, but the mint has gone with a more grounded approach, more in line with the true image of these warriors. As you’d expect given their impressive track record, the coin exhibits superb levels of detail, unhindered by the high-relief strike.
The two signature elemnts of this specific series – the gilded sword and wooden shield – return again, and should make an equally attractive embellishment to the antique finish if the first coin is an indicator. The obverse remains the same as the first coin. As always, two ounces of silver, rimless, ultra-high-relief, antiqued and issued for Niue, which is a formula that works exceptionally well.
The coin comes boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity, and has a mintage capped at 555 pieces. Our opinion on the Mint of Poland’s range of coins in this format and genre is well known, and there’s nothing here that will tarnish that opinion one iota. Check out our Thematic Guide to this range to get an idea of the breadth of quality on offer. We’ll add this one to it. Available to order shortly, it is distributed by Pela Coins..