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The Binding of Fenrir

2 oz Pure Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2021 – 10000 Francs CFA

Raised in Asgard by the gods, Fenrir was a giant wolf whose jaw could stretch from the earth to heaven. As he grew increasingly bigger, he became too strong to be controlled and the gods began to fear that he would break free and wreak havoc in all the worlds. As a result, they attempted to trick Fenrir into binding himself by challenging him to break free from being chained as a show of his strength, but Fenrir did so easily. Eventually, the gods made a chain that was impossible to break. To trick Fenrir into binding himself, Tyr, the God of War, had placed his arm into Fenrir’s mouth to convince him and eventually lost it when Fenrir bit down on it upon his capture. As Fenrir fought against his shackles, he was stabbed in the jaw by a sword. Fenrir howled as the sword pierced through him, and it is said that the saliva that flowed from his mouth formed the river of Van, and there he would lay until Ragnarok.

A crucial chapter in Norse mythology, the Binding of Fenrir is an incredible story of deceit, fear, and power. This piece expresses these elements to a beautiful and artistic effect – the strength of Fenrir through the defined 3D lines across his body, the look of anguish brought to life in his eyes, and the flowing of the river from this mouth. On the reverse, an original stylized Norse symbol sits in the center with the legal tender, the Coat of Arms du Tchad, surrounding it.

A new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Plus” was applied to give this piece an impressive size and weight. At 80mm in diameter, it is double the size of a regular 2 oz collectible, made possible by combining 11.5 oz of copper embodied within two layers of 999 pure silver totaling 2 oz, to deliver a super ultra-high relief topped with silver antiqued finishing.