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." —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.
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. Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques.
Coin artwork by Woody Maringer. © Shire Post Mint. All rights reserved.