Congo Shoebill & Komodo AI Apocalypse bullion coins (2022 Scottsdale Mint)
A couple of new bullion coins from Scottsdale Mint have debuted. The first of them is the second in their Shoebill Stork series issued for the Democratic Republic of Congo. This strange, prehistoric-looking bird is a great idea for a coin series, and for the 2022 coin, they’ve depicted the bird in flight, and with a more ornate border. It doesn’t get across the otherworldly look of the Shoebill like the first coin did – there’s nothing like a stare from this bird to do that – but it looks good. This one is available in a one-ounce silver format with a mintage of 20,000 pieces. It will ship later this month.
Secondly, and strangely, there’s a variant of the mint’s Komodo Dragon coin released in March. It has the same basic design, but has been what we can only describe as robotised. It’s now a cyborg Komodo Dragon, and instead of sitting in front of its natural habit, it resides over an apocalyptic city scene, and standing over a couple of human skulls. We’re not sure how one design led to the other, but it is original, and we do like things a little different here.
The same three formats that made up the original release, return again. Silver is represented in bullion (20,000 units) and antiqued (3,000) form, and there’s a gold (100) as well. All are an ounce in weight, and available to buy now. You can see them all in our huge Scottsdale Mint bullion guide at the link below.
LINKS: OUR SUMMARY OF THE SCOTTSDALE MINT BULLION RANGE
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