|Although they are technically not part of the classic commemorative series, many collectors of classic commemoratives collect the 1925 Norse American Centennial Medals and include them with their collections. At the time the Norse Medal was contemplated, there was an attempt to seek an actual coin (most likely a half dollar) for their centennial celebration. However, getting Congress to approve the issuance of the piece as a medal and not a coin proved much easier. The medals are also hugely popular because of their eye-catching octagonal design. Norse Medals were struck on both thick planchets (cut from stock designed for silver dollars) and on thin planchets (cut from stock designed for half dollars). This listing is for two (2) 1925 Norse Medals, a thick planchet variety graded MS65 by PCGS and a thin planchet variety graded MS64+ by PCGS. The two medals are encapsulated in a PCGS Dual-Coin Holder. Both medals are very nice for their assigned grades with lots of luster and each is attractively toned. The medals appear to have an even medium-dark toning in the photos, but other colors do pop through and come to life when tilted in the light. There are no major marks or other issues worthy of note. The toning of the two pieces is very well matched and having both varieties together in the dual-coin holder makes a wonderful presentation.
Because of the difficulty in capturing the overall look of the coin in a single image, I have also included a short high-definition video of the coin towards the bottom of this listing in an attempt to give you a better idea of what this coin will look like in hand. Please note that you may need to adjust the video quality to 1080p and may need to increase the size of the video to full screen in order to see the coin in maximum detail.