Unquestionably one of our favourite bullion producers working today, South Korean producer, Coin’s Today, has built up an enviable reputation with its numerous, innovative bullion offerings. While their most popular products are almost certainly the various stackable issues, some quite extraordinary in design detailing, they also have some that are meant to stand solo. The first in their new, ‘Swords’ series, is one such release.
Here we have a quite exquisite angelic sword, wrapped in what we can only describe as a long, coiled, feathered band. The hilt and tsuba (guard), are also formed from a finely detailed feather texture, and they look particularly impressive. Inscribed on the blade, that has a diamond profile, and thus four flat surfaces, is the Oratio ad Sanctum Michael, the Prayer to Saint Michael written by Pope Leo XIII in 1884.
Formed in 2.5 oz (~78 grams) of 0.999 silver, and antique finished, each sword is an expansive 220 mm in length, around five and a half American Silver Eagles You can see an image further down of the sword alongside one of CT’s Shield of St. Michael stackable coins, which weigh two-ounces. There’s an unlimited mintage, so you should be able to pick one up relatively easily, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to. Beautiful.