Vegvisir Wayfinder Coin - Bronze
The Vegvísir Guides the Way Through the Storm
"...if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known."The Vegvísir, or Norse compass, is an Icelandic magical stave, which, according to the Huld manuscript, protects one from losing their way in bad weather.The vikings used the word "hafvilla" or "bewildered" which means to have no sense of direction or be lost at sea. We created this coin to help guide us through modern moments of hafvilla.
This wayfinder will help guide the holder through the rough journey of life. Use it to find the correct path to travel.
Encircling the Vegvísir is the runic transliteration of the Icelandic phrase, "Ég stoppar ekki Þegar Þreyttur, ég stoppar Þegar ég er búinn", which translates to, "I do not stop when tired, I stop when done."
The solid bronze coin is struck with an incuse design, in which the letters are lowered rather than raised. This way the lettering will stay dark even if the coin is carried daily.
- Bronze coin is about 32 grams struck from solid bronze.
This extra thick Vegvísir Wayfinder Coin is struck from solid bronze or and measures 3.24 cm in diameter. Coin artwork by Woody Maringer.
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The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history and facts about the coin.
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This makes the 6th Vegviser coin I've purchased. Their quality is outstanding and that heft in your pocket is reassuring. I've been carrying mine for awhile and decided to buy 5 more as gifts for "The Dagga Boys" - my retiree group of friends of 30+ years. Yep, I'm an old guy and I hope these coins help my Brothers through these tough and lonely times.
Stay Well, Stay Strong, Live Life!
John in Maryland
Makes an amazing gift.
The coins are stunning. They are heavy enough fir every day carry but gorgeous to boot.
Yep, this one's a stunner. Great detail & heft. It definitely likes to be carried! I really appreciate every aspect of it (the overall design and story behind it, metal selection, patina, diameter, thickness, reeded edge, mass...). I could go on and on. It is one of my favorite SPM coins.
I purchased 8 of these coins as gifts for my groomsmen, they’re excellent! Shipping was fast and easy. They make great unique gifts, highly recommend!