The Germania Mint has done it again with the 2022 Germania 1 oz Silver Valkyries Hildegard coin. This coin is stunning with its very detailed design in .9999 fine silver. This is the first coin in the Valkyries collection honoring Odin’s daughters who escorted warriors to Valhalla after their death. This coin is sure to go fast with only 25,000 available worldwide.
- Made of 1 troy ounce of .9999 fine silver
- 1st in the Valkyries Series
- Each coin has a certificate of authenticity
- Face value 5 marks backed by the German government
- Obverse side has image of Hildegard holding a shield in one hand and a spear in the other one, a dog is by her side, a stronghold is pictured behind it
- On the reverse side is a detailed wooden shield banded with iron. There is a wolf on the shield and the Germania Mint logo
In Norse mythology it was believed that when a warrior died in combat he was escorted to Valhalla, a paradise for warriors by valkyries. Some believe these were Odin’s daughters, beautiful warrior princesses. The Germania Mint has decided to honor these women by making beautiful coins starting with Hildegard.
On the obverse of the coin is Hildegard dressed for battle. She is wearing armor and is carrying a shield in her right hand and a spear in the left. On her shield is the image of the Fenrir wolf, a monstrous wolf from Norse mythology. On her armor is the protective rune, Algiz. To the right of her is a wolf. A wolf is also seen in the background sitting on a rock and howling at the moon. Behind her and the wolf is a stronghold complete with a palisade. The Germania Mint has invited viewers to look for more symbols of Norse mythology hidden on the coin. At the top of the coin is ‘HILDEGARD’ in a runic looking font.
The reverse side has a highly detailed shield. Around the edge are many runes. The shield looks like wood banded with iron. The design is so detailed you can see the grain of the wood. On the shield is a wolf and the Germania Mint’s logo. At the top of the shield is written “GERMANIA 2022 1 oz Ag 999.9” Below the wolf and mint logo is ‘5 mark’.
This coin is a must–have coin. The craftsmanship and beautiful luster of the silver come together for something special. With only 25,000 available worldwide. These are sure to go fast.