1925 Norse-American Centennial Thin Medal BU

1925 Norse-American Centennial Thin Medal BU

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This particular medal is lightly and originally toned on both sides and would be an exceptional and rare addition to your commemorative coin collection.

Medal Highlights:
  • Contains .3617 oz of Silver struck on an octagonal planchet.
  • Norse-American Centennial celebration medal struck in honor of the arrival of Norwegian settlers in Minnesota in 1825.
  • Medal will come in protective packaging.
  • Mintage of 6,000 thin medals struck.
  • Obverse: Depicts a Norwegian Viking chieftain who has just come ashore from his ship and is armed for war, with horned helmet, shield, sword, and svard (dagger).
  • Reverse: Shows a Viking ship, along with the authorization by Congress and the approximate year in which Vinland was settled. "OPUS FRASER" (Fraser's work), the artist's signature, is to the left of the ship
  • Sculpted by James Earle Fraser.

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The rare "Thin" Variety medal - only 6,000 originally struck! The Norse-American Centennial celebration was held in Minneapolis in 1925. It honored the arrival of Norwegian settlers in Minnesota in 1825. It was intended to be a commemorative half dollar but problems in the U.S. Congress stopped that from happening. However, Congress did authorize an official medal and that is what was struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. The medal was designed by James Earle Fraser and is octagonal in shape and is Silver. There are two distinct varieties - Thick and Thin. There were 33,765 Thick medals struck and 6,000 Thin medals.

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