2018 $20 Norse Figureheads : Viking Voyage - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932089518

RCM Number:
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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In their time, the Vikings dared to do what many others would not: they sailed into open waters, beyond any sight of land, and they did so by relying on their senses, intuition and knowledge. The final coin in the Norse Figureheads series takes one last look at the dragon-fronted ships of these seafaring Norsemen, whose navigational skills and instincts enabled them to sail across the North Atlantic, onto our easternmost shores, and into the annals of Canadian history.

The reverse design by Neil Hamlin presents an artistic representation of a Viking ship at sea. An overhead view helps convey the dauntless spirit of the Norse mariners and captures the majesty of a dragon ship (dreki or drakkar) as the wind fills the striped sail. This unique perspective places extra emphasis on the elaborately carved figurehead at the prow, which gave the ship its name and was intended to ward off evil spirits. Selective colour draws the eye to the frame, which bears a Norse art-inspired motif of intertwined serpents in the Jellinge art style circa AD 1000, or in the time of Leif Eriksson's voyage from Greenland to Vinland (Newfoundland). Also included within the frame are four runic letters that represent the cardinal points (north, east, south and west), a tribute to the seafaring nature and exploratory spirit of the Vikings. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

FINAL COIN! This third coin concludes our three-coin voyage to the Viking Age, to a time when the naval expertise of Norse seafarers left an imprint on history wherever their ships came ashore, including Canada's east coast.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2018

Diameter: 38 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.39 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.008 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Finish: Proof
Series: Norse Figureheads Series
Quantity Produced: 6000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Exploring,Celebrate Canada

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