CIT surprise with striking Smartminted Harry Potter movie prequel inspired silver coin
Take what could be one of the biggest movie blockbusters of the year and the most impressive minting technique in the marketplace and you’re likely to get something that looks as good as Coin Invest Trust’s latest proof silver coin. There are plenty of examples of SmartMinting around at the moment, from Thors Hammer, through Skull No.1, and on to Eternal Sculptures, so we’ve already covered the technique.
This new coin is based on what could turn out to be another huge series of blockbuster movies based on the works of British author, J.K. Rowling called Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them. Set prior to the Potter movies, the latest series will be based around the exploits of Newt Scamander, the first set of which is based in the United States of America. Made with a $180,000,000 USD budget, the David Yates directed movie has already picked up some sparkling reviews and the general public will get to see it from tomorrow (in the UK at least).
One of the key elements of the Harry Potter movies was the governing body that kept magic in check. In the US, this task is undertaken by the Magical Council of the United States of America (MACUSA), and it’s the logo/seal of this organisation that forms the basis for the coins design. As with most licensed properties, the copyright owner is very strict over what is and isn’t allowed, so CIT will no doubt have had little opportunity to tweak the design so it looks good on the reverse face. Usually we’d be concerned by that, but the logo is a great one, very USA, and CIT have used smartminting to knock it out of the park.
Issued for the Cook Islands, the one-ounce proof finish coin will come in a cool box with a clear window on top and some lavish finishing. The Certificate of Authenticity is serialised and printed directly on the box. As with pretty much all 0f these CIT coins, they’re struck by the masters at german mint, BH Mayer. Only 5,000 of the coins will be struck and they will ship from the 5th December with a price set at $149.95. I know we keep saying this lately, but CIT are on a roll with a flood of beautifully struck, high-quality numismatics, and in our view, this is another to add to the list. Available to pre-order now.