Coin’s Today launches a new range of silver sword bullion, starting with the angelic blade of the Archangel Michael

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.

Oratio ad Sanctum Michael (Prayer to Saint Michael)

It was the 13th October 1884, that Pope Leo XIII, after Mass, stopped at the foot of the altar, and paused. He later claimed to have had a terrifying vision of a battle between Satan and the Church. He went away and composed the Oratio ad Sactum Michael, instructing that it be recited after Low Mass, which was undertaken until 1964. It’s thought the ‘Satan’ in the prayer may have been a reference to the Italian government, which had systematically reduced Papal lands to a fraction of its original size.

Sancte Míchaël Archángele, defénde nos in prœlio;
Contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto præsídium.
Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, Prínceps milítiæ cæléstis,
Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos,
qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo,
divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde.

SAINT Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.
And do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

DENOMINATION Undenominated
COMPOSITION approx 78 g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 220.0 x 51.5 x 2.95 mm
FINISH Antique
MINTAGE Unlimited