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.