Just a couple of months ago, Mint XXI launched its ambitious new 36 coin ‘Greek Mythology’ series, and we loved the first trio of coins. To be released over a four-year period in a mix of three different weights – 1 oz, 2 oz, and 3 oz – they employ high-relief, antique-finishing, and gilded highlights to take us on a journey through the myths and legends of the Ancient Greek civilisation.
This second batch of three also offers a god, a goddess, and a monster, with the latter filling the face of a one-ounce coin, and the other pair, two ounce coins. There’s no three-ounce issue this time, not surprising given only a few of the thirty-six coins will be in this format – the bulk will be two-ounces. We were impressed with the quality of the first trio, and while we only have renders this time, rather than the excellent images from the first tranche, this second batch of three looks every bit their equal.
Each coin comes individually boxed, the bigger ones in nicer wooden ones, but all with Certificates of Authenticity, and themed outer shippers. There are some innovative wooden collector frames, each holding nine coins, and all able to join together. The layout shown below has changed a little from the first information we saw, and it now looks like there will be 8 s 3oz, 16 x 2oz, and 12 x 1oz coins in the set (rather than the 5, 19, and 12 we originally believed).