Ares: God of War kicks off the Mint of Polands latest high relief silver coin series.

After our early teaser image generated plenty of interest, we’ve now recieved some full renders of the coin reverse and obverse faces. The first coin in a new series from Numiartis and the Mint of Poland, both companies have a  fine track record in high end modern numismatics. Numiartis are responsible for the excellent Egyptian Symbols, and Mythological Creatures series, the Mint of Poland for the beautiful Trojan Horse and dimensional ranges.

While there’s no shortage of ancient mythology coins, there’s always room for fine examples to join the crowd and this looks to be a fine one indeed. At the moment we only have it in rendered form, but take comfort that the early Trojan Horse renders were a good indicator of the quality of the finished article when it arrived. It follows the prevailing winds in being both antique finished, and struck to a high-relief design. Two ounces in weight and a nice 50mm in diameter mean it’s a decent size, a good balance between size and cost.

A very dynamic design and with nice, tightly controlled gilded highlights, we can’t wait to see the finished article. The obverse images are also available now and it’s a clean, lightly-themed effort that fits the coin well. It doesn’t compare to Choice Mints superb Camelot series obverse, but it’s far better than the usual Queens mugshot alone.

Packaging will be a themed wooden box and the coin will include a certificate of authenticity numbered for one of the 500 being minted. Prices are available now as the coin is now up for pre-order. Our advertiser First Coin Company have it up for pre-order with the usual free shipping and tax guarantee. When we get some images of the finished coin we’ll post them up, hopefully from Berlin next month.

2017 ARES: GOD OF WAR SILVER COIN

SPECIFICATION

NAME 2017 ARES: GOD OF WAR
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 62.2 grams
DIAMETER 50.0 mm
FINISH Antique
MODIFICATIONS Gilding, UHR
MINTAGE 500
BOX / COA Yes / Yes

 

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NUMIARTIS / INTERCOINS BERLIN