Numiscollect are wrapping up their striking ‘Mythological Weapons’ antiqued, two-ounce silver coin series with a fifth and final release. The series oicks out some of the legendary weapons and artifcats used by the gods and heroes in the various ancient myths from around the world. The series started in 2017 with Mjolnir – Thor’s Hammer, and followed that with three Greek themed coins. In a complete change from that, the series jumps to China with a quite incredible figure.
Nezha, of which there is more further down, doesn’t have a single weapon of choice, but rather has chosen to fill his six hands with a whole plethora of them. Swords, a spear, ‘wind fire wheels’ and more, mark Nezha out as a bit of a character, with a backstory quite unlike most other deities. But how has Numiscollect managed to transfer the legend to metal?
Very well, to be honest. This series has always been packed with smartminted high-relief detail, and that’s again the case here. The central figure of Nezha is depicted in flight and armed to the teeth. It does make you want to read more about him, and lovers of the old ‘Monkey’ TV series will have a twinge of remembrance. It’s a lovely piece, beautifully balanced across the face, and with inscriptions kept to a minimum, as it should be.
The mintage of Nezha is set at 999 pieces and it should be available to pre-order right now. It will come boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity. Another fine addition to a neat series,,,. We’ve added this one to our comprehensive guide to Numiscollects various ancient mythology coin series and you can read it HERE.