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Nordic Creatures – 3rd Release: Sleipnir

Third Nordic Creatures Release! 

Release number 3 in the 5-coin Nordic Creatures Series is now available in 1 and 5 oz Proof, 1 and 5 oz Antiqued, and 1 oz Copper! 
 
 
 
Sleipnir 1 oz Silver Proof Round
 
Source of Images: Provident Metals

Two rare Viking coins are found in Northern Ireland for the first time

Treasure hunters can often spend hours searching to find nothing at all, but when a valuable find does come along it can be incredibly exciting.

That’s exactly what happened to Brian Morton who, after ten years of metal detecting, stumbled across two rare Viking coins in County Down.

Experts believe the coins, which are the first of their kind to be found in Northern Ireland, may have been taken during a Viking raid on a monastery at Maghera. 

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Brian Morton (right) standing with Dr Greer Ramsey from National Museums Northern Ireland (left). Dr Ramsay said ‘We take coinage totally for granted but, prior to the Viking period in Ireland, there wasn’t coinage and silver was the main form of currency.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3971912/How-did-Two-rare-Viking-coins-Northern-Ireland-time.html#ixzz4R6hUlntD
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