Great Conspiracies continues its journey through the world of crank theories with New World Order

Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? If there’s one thing the Covid-19 pandemic has showcased, it’s the often bewildering ideas that people come up with the describe and/or justify a paranoid reasoning of events. One of the older theories has centred around a world running organisation called the Illuminati, brought into the popular conciousness through the works of authors like Dan Brown, and many others. That’s morphed into the New World Order, a cabal of the rich and powerful secretly running everything. We literally watch idiotic governments around the world cock-up on a daily basis, but apparently a shadowy one can run everything…. To quote Dr. Evil, “Riiiiiiiiiiggght’.

Powercoin’s ‘Great Conspiracies’ series has done a clever job at depicting the more outlandish ones, starting with the Flat Earth Theory (one we find particularly comical), and followed last year by Area 51. The third, as you may have guessed by now, is New World Order. The reverse shows these powerful figures seated around a table with an image of the Earth on it, overlaid on which is that classic symbol of Freemasonry, the Eye of Providence. The obverse is a common one to the series, but each one is done in a different colour, this time red. You can see the other two coins further down for comparison.

The coin is struck in two ounces of fine silver to a proof finish, enhanced by a concave shaping on the reverse. There’s a neat tubular tin keeping it all looking neat, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. The mintage is capped at 500 pieces and it’s available to pre-order now, with shipping at the end of Q1/2022. A series with a fascinating premise, we wonder what comes next.



The common theme in conspiracy theories about a New World Order is that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian one-world government—which will replace sovereign nation-states—and an all-encompassing propaganda whose ideology hails the establishment of the New World Order as the culmination of history’s progress. Many influential historical and contemporary figures have therefore been alleged to be part of a cabal that operates through many front organizations to orchestrate significant political and financial events, ranging from causing systemic crises to pushing through controversial policies, at both national and international levels, as steps in an ongoing plot to achieve world domination.

Before the early 1990s, New World Order conspiracism was limited to two American countercultures, primarily the militantly anti-government right, and secondarily the part of fundamentalist Christianity concerned with the end-time emergence of the Antichrist. Skeptics, such as Michael Barkun and Chip Berlet, observed that right-wing populist conspiracy theories about a New World Order had not only been embraced by many seekers of stigmatized knowledge but had seeped into popular culture, thereby inaugurating a period during the late 20th and early 21st centuries in the United States where people are actively preparing for apocalyptic millenarian scenarios. Those political scientists are concerned that mass hysteria over New World Order conspiracy theories could eventually have devastating effects on American political life, ranging from escalating lone-wolf terrorism to the rise to power of authoritarian ultranationalist demagogues. (Source: Wikipedia)

COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 62.2 grams
MODIFICATIONS Colour, Smartminting
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes