The stackable bullion coins from South Korean producer, Coins Today, have rapidly become one of our favourite ranges on the market today, encompassing a mix of the modern, and the ancient, mainly centred around two series – Masks, and Shields. They do, however, occasionally issue solo designs, like their neat Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil, and the latest round we’re looking at today, is one of those.
We have seen the fascinating Aztec Sun Stone before, as part of Numiscollect’s attractive ‘Archaeology & Symbolism’ series, although called the Calendar Stone there, but that was a high-end numismatic, with crisp and dense fine detail, refined from the complex original. From that, you’d assume trying to make a stackable, high-relief bullion coin from the same source material wouldn’t be a great idea, but clearly it was.
Two ounces in weight, 60 mm in diameter, the round does a terrific job in replicating the 3.58 metre original artifact, and it does it with some good levels of high-relief. The negative impression on the obverse looks up to the task of forming a tight fit with the reverse, very impressive given its bullion status, and unusual nature. Another fine issue in a range of top-notch quality. Available shortly.