In our view, easily one of the best series of mythologically-themed coins oi the last few years, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is now wrapping up with the fourth and last release. Featuring Death itself, riding the famous Pale Horse, this last issue fits perfectly into a tightly coherent set which has included the White (Pestilence), Red (War), and Black (Famine) Horsemen.
Again, the depiction is top notch. The armoured horse, gilded scythe and piled up corpses leave little room for confusion. This is death. The strike will be by the mint of Poland, of course, so expect a first class job, with defined high-relief, tons of detail and a quality antique finish. The obverse that’s been common to the series is unchanged and as atrractive as ever, proof positive that an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, ironically a super-keen horsewoman, doesn’t have to be boring.
The coin should be avaialble for pre-order on the 17th of February, with shipping in April (Covid permitting). This beautiful two-ounce fine silver coin will come boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity, and just 500 will be struck. Distributed by Canadian dealer Coin Shoppe, this has been a quite outstanding series, with a defined scope, not open-ended like so many of these, something we’d encourage other producers to do more often.
What comes next from Coin Shoppe? Whatever it is, on this evidence it will be worth waiting for.