The fifth release in the second round of releases of the Scottsdale Mint's incredible 15-Coin Vikings: Gods, Kings and Warrior series features the king Harald Fairhair. Each coin is uniquely struck in an impressive high relief, antique finish 2 oz coin which brings the innovative designs to life when held in your hand.
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Housed in a round wooden display box designed with Sverd i Fjell, a monument of three large swords, surrounded by the Runic alphabet.
- Obverse: Displays the Raphael Maklouf likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the weight, purity and face value.
- Reverse: King Fairhair is depicted standing in front of Sverd i Fjell, sword and shield in hand, gazing out over the horizon.
- Edge: Laser etched serial number, from 1 to 1,999, matches the serial number found on the included certificate of authenticity.
- Guaranteed by the Scottsdale Mint.
Complete your Viking Series collection or give this striking 2 oz Silver coin as a gift. Add this 2 oz Silver King Harald Fairhair coin to your order today!
King Harald Fairhair, the First King of Norway. King Fairhair reigned as the First King of Norway from 872 to 930 A.D. Between 866 and 872, Harald Fairhair conquered many petty kingdoms in what is modern day Norway. King Fairhair's efforts to crush all opponents to his rule culminated in the great Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872. Legend goes that King Fairhair's victory on the battlefield that day changed history forever and united all of Norway under one crown, the first King of Norway, Harald Fairhair.
In 1983, King Olaf V of Norway unveiled in Hafrsfjord, Norway "Sverd i Fjell" or "Swords in the Rock," a monument of three swords, each standing approximately 10 meters (33 feet) tall, to commemorate King Fairhair's great victory at the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872. The largest of the three swords represents King Fairhair, the two smaller swords the petty Kings defeated that day.
Scottsdale Mint first released the 15-Coin Vikings: Gods, Kings and Warriors series in 2015. Each Silver coin in this Vikings Series depicts a famous Viking god, king or warrior. This 15-coin series will include: Odin, Ragnar, King Cnut, Thor, Harald Fairhair, Bjorn Ironside, Loki, Tyr, Freya, Ivar the Boneless, Eric BloodAxe, Harald Hardrada, Egil Skallagrimsson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir and Gudfred. Collectors will recognize Scottsdale's effort in creating a Viking coin series that is not only exquisitely crafted in stunning detail, but one that is historically accurate and pays homage to the Norse culture. Start collect these Silver Vikings coins today!