Along with their numerous ancient mythology series, the Mint of Poland also strikes some quite uniqely themed series as well. Now on its third issue, Carved Skulls is certainly one of those. Eschewing the usual use of the skull for pirates or horror, this series celebrates the skulls place in art – not just as a motif, but as the canvas itself. The first two coins featured an 18th Tibetan skull and a more modern work by Zane Wylie
The third coin is called ‘Clade Mortis’ (‘Defeat Death’) and is a super cool reptile design with a gilded snake on the front of the skull and a background formed from a coiled snake. We only have a single render at present, but we will take a fuller look at the coin when we have more. It remains a one-ounce fine silver coin, with high relief (up to a healthy 1.8 mm) and a mintage of 666. Distributed by Coins Boutique and Pela-Coins, the coin is issued for Cameroon, and has a tweaked obverse to carry on the serpentine design theme. We should have a second look in a couple of weeks.