Germania Beasts Continue With The Wolf Of Ragnarök. On its surface, the Norse tale of Fenrir is about a gigantic monster whose escape from imprisonment and subsequent rampage initiates the end of the world. But a deeper dive into the tale shows that the wolf was repaying the Norse god for their mistreatment of him. In the end, Fenrir and all the Norse gods meet their end in Ragnarök: The Twilight of the Gods. But Fenrir lives again thanks to the Germania Mint as the second release in the Germania Mint Beasts Series.
Struck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure silver, this stunning medal depicts the famous giant wolf from Viking lore as a slavering, vengeful lupine monster. Fenrir's horrible visage fills the medal's obverse while on the reverse you'll see the Germania Mint's Coat of Arms encircled by the heavy chains that were meant to bind the beast's legs for all eternity.Spoiler alert: the chains didn't work! 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 wolf from head to tail.
Fenrir And The Twilight Of The Gods. According to Norse folklore, Fenrir was a giant wolf that was raised in Asgard under the tutelage of Odin, the All-Father. When Odin had a vision that Fenrir would ultimately kill him during Ragnarök, he had the beast gagged with a sword, and bound by the magical chains of Gleipnir to a rock on the island of Lyngvi, a desolate extinct volcano located in the middle of a lonely lake. Fenris fulfills his destiny to initiate Ragnarök when, after suffering years of unimaginable torment, he howls so loudly that it causes an earthquake that tosses boulders in the air and makes the ground and mountains tremble forming deep fractures in the ground.
The earthquake breaks Fenrir's chains and now, released from his prison, he tracks down Odin, defeats him in battle and eats him, after which he is killed by Odin's son Vidar, who stabs the wolf in the heart and tears its jaws apart. Odin's more famous son, Thor, was busy fighting Jörmungandr, the Midgard Serpent, in a battle that would the death of them both! Flawless Medals From Among The First Released. Each piece available here has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) as being in flawless Uncirculated Proof-70 (PF70) condition, a distinction that means these perfectly-graded pieces have ZERO imperfections-showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended.
In addition, NGC has certified that these medals are First Releases (FR) pieces, a designation that means these medals were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of their release. 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 Fenrir medals now before they vanish into the mists of ancient folklore. SECOND RELEASE IN GERMANIA BEASTS SERIES - This piece is the second release in the Germania Mint Beasts Series. The medal's obverse shows the head and torso of the giant wolf Fenrir. The reverse shows Fenrir's torso and the Germania Mint's two-headed eagle logo.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER - Each Silver Germania Beasts Fenrir Medal was struck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure silver and measures 38.61 mm in diameter. ORNAMENTAL DENOMINATION - While these 2022 Germania Mint One-Ounce Silver Germania Beasts Fenrir Medals are not legal tender, they bear an ornamental denomination of 5 Marks.PERFECT PROOF CONDITION - Your 2022 Germania Mint One-Ounce Silver Germania Beasts Fenrir Medal has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) in perfect Proof-70 (PF70) condition. KEY FIRST RELEASES CERTIFICATION - NGC has certified that this Germania Beasts Fenrir Medal is a First Releases (FR) piece, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was verified within the first 30 days of issue.
LIMITED EDITION MINTAGE - The maximum worldwide limited edition for the 2022 Germania Mint One-Ounce Silver Germania Beasts Fenrir Medal has been set at just 25,000.