Vegvisir Wayfinder Bronze or Silver Coin
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 or silver 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.
- Silver coin is 1oz of pure silver.
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.
Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.
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I love this little wayfinder. It's a great luck piece to carry, to help you remember to keep your way, even when things are stormy. Excellent quality, fast shipping, always a delight to purchase from Shire Post Mint.
Bought this for my sons 18th birthday, and it is gorgeous. I really like the heft of the coin. Everything right down to the packaging make it obvious that pride in workmanship plays a large role in this company.
Order three coins after seeing one featured on Taylor Martins YouTube channel. Ended up getting a few more than planned and couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Even in these strange times they made it from the USA to the U.K. in good time and I’ve now added them to my carry on different days. True first class craftsmanship and I will be buying more in the future.
They arrived on time and I'll be ordering again. Thank you.
Great coins! I love the weight of this hefty coin!