The crocodile is a perennial favourite amongst nature coin collectors. A primal beast with a unique look, it isn’t hard to see why and MDM are tapping into that fascination with their latest issue in the Underwater World series. It’s the fourth coin to date, and follows a Great White Shark, a Turtle, and a Dolphin, all with a consistent style and specification.
What is that specification? A higher-end one for sure. Struck in three ounces of fine silver, a concave reverse face partly filled with a translucent blue resin, and full of detailed ultra high relief, these are distinctive coins. The series has been very consistent with its look, even if the subjects have bounced between fish, reptiles and a mammal. The smooth, thick rim and wide border circles a deeply concave strike packed with great levels of relief. The resin represents an aquatic surface and the animal is depicted part-in, part-out to create a pretty dynamic look.