The fourth of CIT’s dimensional deities coins is now upon us and in a break from past tradition, goes with one of the baddies in ancient lore. Ravana is an important presence in the rather large Hindu pantheon and makes a great choice for this series because of his extravagant appearance.
Possessed of ten heads and twenty arms, you would expect the boundaries of minting to have forced a compromise or two, but not at all. It’s an intricate piece, complete with all the heads and arms he needs to get up to plenty of mischief, and with an impressive level of depth and detail. Fully shaped, although with a flat obverse, this series has always been a fine showcase for Smartminting, and clearly contiunues to be so.
It’s three ounces of silver, gilded to a silk finish all over, which suits Indian culture, where gold is much loved. Standing around 60 mm in height, it joins the similarly sized Ganesh, Shakyamuni Buddha, and Madonna of Bruges in this series. While the Buddha coin was issued for Mongolia, this one joins the others in wearing the banner of the Cook Islands.
We believe these are the only CIT issued coins that carry an engraved serial number, and they come packaged in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity. The mintage is capped at 501 pieces and it’s available to pre-order now. A striking piece and our favourite in the series to date.