Now dimensional coins have been produced by CIT for a couple of years now, and even others have had a go at the difficult format, but Edelweiss is proof positive that the crown isn’t going anywhere else. There’s a quite phenomenal amount of detail present in this and it’s hard to believe it isn’t cast, but it isn’t. This Alpine flower is the perfect showcase for the technology. Dimensional coin fans will love it, we’re sure. Amazingly, this 33mm wide piece is only an ounce in weight, and has a mintage of 2,500 pieces.
CIT’s hit dimensional Skulls series has had some quite unusual entrants, but this one stretches that even further.’Bearded’ and ‘Tattooed’, this skull is the definition of ‘off the wall’. These are beautifully struck coins, not cast, and a perfect example of just what can be done with smartminting. (1oz Ag, 1750m)
One of our favourite series being released today from anywhere, Evolution of Life has hit the dinosaur world big time with this outstanding Sinraptor fossil. Antique finished with rose-gold gilding on the fossil part, this 1oz silver coin has a 999 mintage.
Now this one looks beautiful. We can’t wait to see this one in hand where the smartminted relief and rich colour will make the eagles head ‘pop’. This has always been an attractive and under-appreciated series. (1oz Ag, 999m)
Long the gold standard in meteorite coins, CIT seem to have raised the bar even higher this year with this fantastic design. Embedded the meteorite fragment like it has, and while heading to Earth is both topical and appealing. A highlight piece. this half-ounce, titanium silver coin has a mintage of 2,500 pieces. We want one…
One of CIT’s ‘cutesy’ dimensional coins, these are aimed at the gift market we’d guess, for which they’d be an excellent choice. The Guardian Angel design is also available as a minigold (0.5g Au, 15000m).
A neat little design done in a bas-relief style like the NZ Mint’s Star Wars bullion coins. Mounted to a card, this Mongolian issue is half an ounce of silver in weight and has a mintage of 2,500 units.
A big hit for both CIT and the Royal Australian Mint, AC/DC is back at the former with four new issues. The black proof Razor’s Edge coin is the headliner (2oz Ag, 999m), but the guitar pick is very cool (¼oz Ag, 2007m) and the cheapest coin will be For Those About to Rock (½oz Ag, 5000m). The gold banknote is a very unusual addition after last years 7″ vinyl style foil and is called the Angus Buck (0.3g 5000m).
CIT loves a minigold coin, so that means collectors do too, given how many are released these days. Nobody does them better though, as these two will attest. Both have a 15,000 mintage and the ammonite is actually struck in rose gold for a change.
Perennial favourites, these seem to sell well every year, so are back again. The minigold Four Leaf Clover (1g Au, 2000m) is a clever strike, and the Ounce of Luck is rose-gold plated this year (31.1g Ag, 2020m).