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Niue 2020 – The Witcher – Sword of Destiny The Witcher – $5 silver coin 2 oz

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Mint of Gdansk is excited to announce a long-awaited premiere of the unique coin “Sword of Destiny” in The Witcher series. It is the second coin in “The Witcher” – the bookseries limited edition. The series was opened in 2019 by “The Last Wish” coin, its name referring to the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski by the same title.

The Sword of Destiny coin is struck in 62.2 grams of pure silver. The reverse, 45 mm in diameter, shows two scenes that appear at the beginning and end of the story. The main scene on the reverse, often described by experts and fans as one of the most important in the saga of The Witcher, presents three characters. The Queen of Brokilon, Eithne, is holding the goblet and hands it to Ciri, one of the main figures in the Witcher saga. Next to her is Dryad Braenn.

The goblet is filled with the Brokilone Water, containing special powers. Drinking water from the goblet is to determine the fate of Ciri and the others – she may choose to stay in Brokilon or follow her destiny. In the background we see Geralt The Witcher, who has killed skolopendromorf- a forest creature attacking the local residents.

Every detail of the reverse is perfectly visible thanks to the high relief, and the whole looks very vividly, just like the world presented in the collection of Sapkowski’s novels.

The accessories also attract attention. The Witcher’s sword was plated with pure gold. The most important element of the decoration, the goblet, was made in a very special, hand-polished glass, multilayered 3D glass (slight differences in color compared to visualisations may occur).

The obverse is decorated with ornaments and symbols related to the Brokilon Forest and Geralt’s attributes: swords and a wolf symbol. The elegant coin box also bears the symbol of the Witcher, i.e. the wolf. Limited mintage of 2000 pieces!

Geralt heads to Brokilon, the Last Forest, to deliver a message to the queen of the dryads, Eithne, from King Venzlav. He finds a small group of bodies left by the dryads, along with one survivor, his friend Freixenet, alive but badly wounded. Dryads accost Geralt and the dryad Braenn agrees to take him to see Eithne after recognizing him and hearing his quest. Geralt and Braenn happen upon and kill a giant centipede threatening a young girl named Ciri, who joins their group. Ciri takes a quick shine to Geralt and explains that she is a princess and was going to be married off to Prince Kistrin, son of King Ervyll, but ran away.

Braenn, Geralt, and Ciri arrive in Duen Canell, the heart of Brokilon. Freixenet’s wounds have been being treated, as the dryads intend for him to impregnate some of them (Geralt was used for the same purpose when he last visited Brokilon, but his coupling with Eithne’s daughter failed to produce any offspring). Ciri begins to realize that the dryads plan to keep her–the dryads are fighting an unending war for the forest and bolster their numbers by taking and brainwashing young girls into the dryad culture (of which Braenn once was one). Geralt meets with Eithne and the two discuss fate and destiny, which Eithne believes is a “doubled-edged sword”; Geralt believes that he is one side of this sword and that death is the other and beyond that, destiny doesn’t exist.

Additional information

Weight 0.32 kg
Country

Niue

Year

2020

Face Value

$5

Metal

Silver 999

Finish

Antique

Condition

24k gilded, 3D printed glass

Weight

2 oz/62.20g

Diameter

45mm

Certificate

Yes

Box

Yes

Mintage

2000 pcs.

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