The Valkyries series from the Germania Mint is a celebration of Germanic and Norse women of note and even of goddesses, poetically identified with the host of heavenly maidens who guided the souls of those slain in battle to Odin’s hall of Valhalla. Part of the second issue in the series is a gorgeous black-and-gold finished round commemorating Ostara, also known as Eostre, who since the 19th century has been believed by folklorists and religious scholars to have been the German goddess of fertility. She is paid tribute with the 2023 1 oz Germania Valkyries Ostara Silver Round now available from JM Bullion.
- Available in a secure plastic capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2023, second in the Germania Mint’s Valkyries series!
- Limited mintage of 999 pieces!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver, with a black and gilded finish and colorized decorative touches.
- Carries a face value of 5 Marks.
- Obverse side features the goddess Ostara with her signature animals, the deer, and the hare.
- Reverse side is a shield design featuring a deer and the Germania Mint’s double eagle.
In ancient Germanic pagan traditions, it was believed that Valkyries were women who were given the honor of choosing those slain in battle and conducting them to the warriors’ paradise of Valhalla, with the goddess Feryja being their commander. The Valkyries coin series reimagines key female figures from German history and myth as part of this august company of warrior maidens, with this particular extraordinary silver round showing the springtime divinity Ostara in high relief.
The 2023 Germania Valkyries Ostara Silver Round ships in a secure plastic capsule along with a Certificate of Authenticity to specify each collectible’s unique number in the mintage. It features bright gilding offset against a black finish, and each shipment is fully insured by the team at JM Bullion against even the most remote possibility of loss or damage en route.
The obverse side shows Ostara alongside her signature sacred animals, the deer, and the hare, with her name inscribed above. She wears a gown and a colorized floral garland, and the Berkanan rune of vitality and regeneration decorates her neckline.
The round’s reverse side echoes the design of an ancient German wooden shield with a boss at the center and an elaborate decorative border at the rim. The boss is flanked by the Germania Mint’s double eagle and a deer, along with the inscriptions “GERMANIA 2023,” “1 oz Ag 999.9,” and “5 MARK.”
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