Despite being one of the most prolific releasers of commemorative coins in the world, the Royal Canadian Mint has been expanding its selection of coins struck by other mints for countries other than Canada. A fair few from the New Zealand Mint, such as some from the Disney and Feng Shui series, make up the bulk of them, but they’re bringing some more unusual product to market as well. The Discover China set was a fine start, and they’ve recently announced a subscription for the Mint of Polands fine SOS Endangered Animal Species series of ten coloured silver coins. This latest offering is from the Mint of Berlin and again comprises ten, coloured, sterling silver coins.
Called “The Fascination of Ancient Egypt“, each coin is coloured and gilded, and despite weighing just 12g, they maintain a diameter more often associated with full 1oz coins, 38.61mm. This is obviously done by making the coins thinner and these will come in at between 1-2mm. The selection of subjects is first-class, being both interesting and far reaching with subjects covering gods, monuments and artifacts. Quite heavily coloured, which may put some of, it’s actually quite in keeping with the nature of Ancient Egyptian culture. Offered at $39.95 CAD each and on a subscription. The subscription starts in September and continues one per month, with a card folder to hold the collection coming free with the third coin. A nice gift for the fan of archaeology, the price makes them eminently affordable. These aren’t the first Solomon Island issued Ancient Egypt coins. Allcollect released a really beautiful Nefertiti bust-shaped piece late in 2013, but that single piece sells for more than this entire set, so not really in competition.
“Ancient Egypt” is a country full of myths and secrets, many of which remain unsolved to this day. With a history stretching back over 3,000 years, this important civilization attracts greater interest than almost any other.
The impressive treasures, artwork and structures have now been honoured in gold-plated commemorative coins with a stunning colour finish.
Special Features of this Collection:
• Beautiful images masterfully captured on a thin 38mm coin
• Sterling Silver (92.5% pure) coins with colour and gold finish
• Fascinating collection for history enthusiasts
• FREE display folder with your 3rd coin purchase
|DENOMINATION||COMPOSITION||WEIGHT||DIAMETER||FINISH||MINTAGE||BOX / COA|
|$2 SOLOMON ISLANDS||0.925 SILVER||12.0 g||38.61 mm||PROOF||T.B.C.||YES / YES|