This ultra-low mintage $20 fine silver coin is the third and final issue in the Norse God series. It brings to life one of the greatest legends in Norse mythology. While the stories originated in Scandinavia and first arrived in Canada with the Vikings around the year 1000, the Norse gods and the legends surrounding them have had a significant lasting impact on Western culture and language. The coin features Frigg, wife of the war-god Odin. Selective gold enhances the fine detail of the coin, while the mintage of just 3,500 pieces adds significantly to its collectability. GST/HST exempt.
The reverse image by Alexandra Lefort emphasizes Frigg’s role as the Norse goddess of the sky. The Queen of Æsir holds a distaff in one hand and a spindle in the other, as she weaves the clouds that float towards the full moon. Selective gold plating highlights Frigg’s belt and her feather shawl, which allows her to assume the shape of her falcon companion. Also gold-plated are the falcon emblem of Frigg and the mistletoe that is associated with the death of her son Baldr. The obverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
There are many similarities between Freya and Frigg — in fact, they are possibly two variations of the same worship. Frigg is also the goddess of the sky. She is associated with the moon and the Orion’s Belt constellation, also known as “Frigg’s Distaff,” which is said to symbolize female wisdom.