Struck in 2oz pure silver, the greedy and treacherous Fafnir, The Norse Dragon, features on the third release of our exciting Mythical Dragons of the World coin collection. The coin shows the beautifully illustrated Norse Dragon being slain by Sigurd.The use of colour for the dragon and his golden treasure further enhances the drama of the image. The coin is delivered in book-style packaging in keeping with the ancient dragon theme. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed alongside the coin confirming the silver purity and the limited mintage of only 2,000 coins. The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is legal tender in Niue. This exquisite coin is a delightful keepsake for any history buff or mythology enthusiast. Fafnir, Otr and Regin were the sons of the dwarf king Hreidmar.
Tragically Otr was killed by three gods after he had taken the form of an otter. When Hreidmar learned of this, he captured the three with the help of Fafnir and Regin.
He held them for ransom until the infamous Loki provided the dwarves Andvari's ring and his cursed gold as repayment for the loss of his son. Fafnir was the strongest and most aggressive of the three sons. Incited by greed, Fafnir killed his father and took the riches for himself into the wilderness where he slowly turned into a dragon, a symbol of greed, in order to guard his treasure. He breathed poison into the land around him so no one would go near him and his treasure.However, Regin also wanted the treasure and so plotted revenge, sending his apprentice Sigurd to kill Fafnir. Regin instructed Sigurd to dig a pit in which he could lie in wait under the dragons trail. Regin then ran away in fear, leaving Sigurd to the task. Undaunted, Sigurd used his sword to fatally wound the dragon. Sigurd, having tasted Fafnirs blood while cooking the heart, was able to understand the language of birds (knowledge is given to one who eats the heart of a dragon). The birds told Sigurd that it was Regins intention to kill him, so instead Sigurd killed Regin and left victorious with Fafnirs treasure. The item "Niue 2020 2 OZ Silver Proof Coin- Dragons The Norse Dragon" is in sale since Tuesday, February 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "silvergoldbullion" and is located in Rangiora. This item can be shipped worldwide.