Vegvisir Wayfinder Coin - Bronze


The Vegvísir Guides the Way Through the Storm

  • Solid bronze, 32 grams

  •  3.3 cm diameter

"...if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known."
—Huld Manuscript

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.



Designed and engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.





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Customer Reviews

Based on 121 reviews
Full recommendation

Allways a pleasure to unbox a coin from Shire Post. Small details like the little matching wax seal and the additional information. And the coin itself is fantastic. Not my first and surely not my last coin from you.

I'm glad you had a fun time unboxing! We have a fun time boxing!

Joshua P.

Great quality coin. I keep it in my pocket daily. I might be getting a few more as future graduation presents for my kids.

I adore this!

This coin is beautifully made! The size and weight are just phenomenal, and it's a joy to hold and manipulate! The packaging is top-notch and while I don't personally believe in the magic being represented, I love the positive message that I can carry with me on a daily basis :)


Dana M.
Great Worry Coin

I initially purchased this coin for a friend but soon realized how much I enjoyed the heft, size and in-hand feel of this coin that I knew I immediately needed one for myself. Absolutely pleased with both purchases.

Love it

Absolutely love this item, it's very well designed and feels nice and weighty, great size, the packaging looks amazing, you can tell alot of care and attention went into the product, will definitely recommend.

Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope sealed with wax straight from Shire Post Mint! Unless changed, we will hand write the name of the person listed in the Shipping Address.

If ordering a gift or if you'd like to customize your handwritten name, please include the recipient's name in the Personalization Options field as you complete your order.

One envelope is included in your order, if you would like to purchase additional handwritten Gift Envelopes, you can find them here.

Shire Post Mint coins are struck one at a time in West Fork, Arkansas, USA using solid metals, hand-engraved designs, antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. For antiqued coins, the coloring/patina process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science so coins will vary slightly. Our unique packaging includes a description of each coin and translations if applicable.

We collaborate with many artists to create our coins. Learn more about our artists.

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