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2017 2oz Tuvalu $2 – Norse Goddesses – Hel

£135.00

This coin is the third and final release in the three coin Norse Goddesses series of antiqued coins by the Perth Mint continuing Norse Gods issued in 2016, and is dedicated to Hel. Serial number 1,100 of 1,500.

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Description

According to ancient Norse mythology, Hel is the goddess of the dead and the queen of the underworld. The gods predicted terrible forebodings about the destiny of Hel and her two siblings, Fenrir the wolf and Jormungand the serpent. As a result Hel was banished to the netherworld by Odin, the king of Asgard, out of fear of what she might become. In the netherworld she was responsible for the fate of all those who died from sickness and old age, and those souls who did not die in battle.

The reverse of the coin depicts Hel sitting cross-legged underneath the first World Tree with Nidhug wrapped around the base of the tree. Some of the tree roots depict faces of the lost souls she watches over.

Country Tuvalu
Denomination $2
Year of issue 2017
Metal Silver
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage 1,500
Diameter 40.60mm
Thickness 6mm
Mint Perth Mint
Series Norse Goddesses
Weight 2oz (62.2g)
Fineness 999
Packaging In original wooden box with certificate of authenticity
Additional Information
Weight .307 kg
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