As we continue to slowly work our way through CIT’s Spring Launch coins, we come to an issue that sits outside any current series. Called ‘ColorEYEze’ it’s a simple depiction of a human iris and pupil, realised in high-definition colour. It’s certainly striking, and you’ll either love the simplicity of it, or wish that CIT had gone a bit further with it, with a convex strike, for example.
They chose a blue eye, often seen in many cultures as the most desirable, but one only possessed by 8% of the human population, with heavy biases in places like Northern Europe. The number of babies with blue eyes is considerably higher, but they usually fade to a different colour as the child ages. It’s been postulated that all blue-eyed people can trace their line back to a single ancestor, around 6-10,000 years ago. There is actually no blue pigment in blue eyes, they’re more sensitive to light than other colours, and people with them have a higher rate of alcoholism.
Available to order now, this one-ounce silver coin is struck to a proof finish, has a 38.61 mm diameter, and comes presented in a ‘floating’ frame with a themed insert. The mintage is set at 1,500 pieces
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