Artisan have also invested time and money into a smartphone-enabled Augmented Reality app. This shows the coins coming to life and there’s more in the video to describe it – much easier visually than with words, we find.
This brings us to our only minor gripe – price. At $499.90 USD for the base version, it’s around the average, but we’d find it hard to argue the coin isn’t worth it. It is. However, the all-black coin comes in at almost $1,000 USD – a hefty chunk of change. If you want a specific serial number, the gilded one ranges from $749.90, to $10k, while the all-black ranges from $1499.00 to that same $10k. Those are some serious prices for a new release. They’re billed as ‘Price Grow Coins’, but I’d have worries that was possible at the launch prices of some variants, or even why that concept exists.
Overall, however, it’s been an absolute pleasure to look at this coin. It’s one of the finest pieces we’ve seen in the eight years I’ve been writing AgAUNEWS, and clearly a complete labour of love for the team behind Artisan Coin Productions. Everything from the original design and concept, right through to the final presentation, is outstanding. I find it hard to imagine this not being one of our top three of the year come 31 December, Fortunately, the most numerous version is our favourite, and would be our choice for both aesthetic and value reasons. The next coin is now number one in our most eagerly awaited! It can be purchased now from both Artisan themselves, and from First Coin Company. Availability will widen soon.-