1925 Norse American Thick Silver Medal - Littleton Coin Company
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1925 Norse American Thick Silver Medal

1925 Norse American Thick Silver Medal

Designed by James Fraser, creator of the Buffalo nickel, this solid 90% silver Norse American medal is prized by collectors for its classic design and dramatic images. Struck on a thick octagon planchet, the coin’s obverse shows a Viking warrior striding away from his longboat. The reverse captures the dragon-headed longboat riding the waves, recalling Leif Erikson’s voyage to North America over 1,000 years ago.

Minted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Norwegians aboard the Restauration landing in America in 1825, this medal was released at the 1925 Minnesota State Fair. For the occasion, 33,750 were struck, and now according to the 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens book, just 3,000 to 4,000 exist. Each silver Norse American medal has been graded Gem Uncirculated, MS-65 by our experts, then certified and encapsulated by NGC. To date, NGC has only designated 161 medals in this grade. With just a handful of high-quality gems available, you’ll want to get yours right away.
A1687 NGC Certified, Gem Uncirculated, MS65 $594.00 Add to Cart
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