Leif Ericsson Vinland Coin
Vinland That Might-have-been
A coin that might have been! Leif Ericsson founded a North American colony named Vinland that was later abandoned. If it had lasted, we think their money would have looked like this. The design was inspired by historical ancient viking coins, using similar imagery and engraved with chisel-engraving techniques. It features Leif Ericsson and the words "Vinland Moneta", translating to "Vinland Money."
The coins in this set from the world of Viking exploration are struck from solid .900 silver, measure 2.3 cm in diameter, and weigh 2.4 grams, or 1/14 of a troy ounce. Coin artwork by Greg Franck-Weiby.
The set contains coins treated to look as if they have been handled and circulated within their world. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science. Coloring and patinas will vary. No two sets 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.