The relief certainly looks good on this one. The skull and surrounding art are quite intricate and the small turquoise placed on the forehead is itself surrounded by plenty of fine detail. With CIT’s dimensional skull range, and the Mint of Poland’s Carved Skull series, you’d be understandably thinking another skull line might be too much, but World Cultures is most definitely not a skull series. This first issue has one – the next one won’t. It should grow into quite an eclectic set as time passes.
The obverse should be one common to the series and is also packed with fine detail all over. Issued for Cameroon, it features the African nations emblem in the centre, but the border is unique to this series. As with Cronus, we’ll be taking a better look at the coin when real world images are available, but in the meantime, Karpala Skull should be up for preorder shortly and shipping in around 5-8 weeks. The mintage is capped at 500 pieces and the coin will be distributed by Numiartis and Magikos Coins.