Germania Beasts Series Begins With An Epic Dragon Tale
Dragons are often portrayed as villains and that’s no different in Norse mythology where the great dragon Fafnir checks all the boxes for the archetypical dragon profile we’ve seen in books and films since the time we were children. A murderer? Check. Greedy? Check. Guards a hoard of gold? Check. Slayed by a brave hero? Check and check.
But Fafnir lives again thanks to the Germania Mint as the first release in the Germania Mint Beasts Series. Struck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure silver, this stunning medal depicts the famous beast from Viking lore as a terrifying serpent-like creature. Fafnir’s horrible visage fills the medal’s obverse while on the reverse you’ll see the Germania Mint’s Coat of Arms encircled by coiling rings of the beast’s tail. The designs were crafted so that if one places two medals side by side, one obverse side up and one reverse side up, they form the whole of the dragon from head to tail.
According to Norse folklore, Fafnir had once been a man. But his fortunes changed after he killed his father in order to receive the gold that the All-Father God Odin had promised his father. Odin agreed to give the gold to Fafnir instead, but only after he put a curse on it that caused the greedy Fafnir to change into a dragon and forever guard his treasure. The evil dragon was finally slain by the young hero Sigurd, who hid in camouflaged hole and stabbed Fafnir as he passed over it.
Each piece available here comes in original Gem Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, meaning that these medals are the result of superb strikes that place them firmly among the elite of the run. These medals also come in special capsules that were designed in the shape of a lens, thus allowing the Fafnir designs to stand out even more!
Just 25,000 of these epic silver medals will be struck for worldwide release and each comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Don’t miss out; grab one of these Legend of Fafnir medals now before they vanish into the mists of ancient folklore.
FIRST RELEASE IN GERMANIA BEASTS SERIES – This piece is the first release in the Germania Mint Beasts Series. It features the dragon Fafnir on the obverse while its tail is seen coiling around the Germania Mint’s Coat of Arms on the reverse.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each Silver Germania Beasts Fafnir Medal was struck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure silver and measures 38.61 mm in diameter.
ORNAMENTAL DENOMINATION – While these 2020 Germania Mint One-Ounce Silver Germania Beasts Fafnir Medals are not legal tender, they bear an ornamental denomination of 5 Marks.
GEM BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 Germania Mint One-Ounce Silver Germania Beasts Fafnir Medal will come in original Gem Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
LIMITED EDITION MINTAGE – The maximum worldwide limited edition for the 2020 Germania Mint One-Ounce Silver Germania Beasts Fafnir Medal has been set at just 25,000.
The Germania Beasts Series begins with an epic dragon tale. Click it to your cart today!