A stylish and popular series, Predator:Prey from US-based Armageddon Mint, is a four-coin series of tribal-art style silver coins depicting one of natures top predators, and a prey animal they’re associated with. Overlaid onto a ying-yang symbol, the designs are quite unlike anything else out there and all the better for it.
Debuting in 2014 with the Wolf v Caribou coin, the one-per-year schedule continued with the 2015 Grizzly v Salmon and the recent 2016 Eagle v Rattlesnake. Struck in fine silver and selectively plated with Palladium (first two coins) or Rhodium (last two coins), the 1oz coins are fine designs and there’s only one to go to complete the set. There are plenty of impressive names involved in the design of these, Coin Invest Trust (CIT) and B.H.Mayer Mint in Germany both being at the top of the field.
Fast forward to today and Armageddon Mint have taken the bold and unusual step of heading over to Kickstarter to give collectors the chance to get a 2017 coin at a reduced rate, and to have a say in the choice of subject for the reverse face design. There are a whole range of pledges to allow the Armageddon Mint to hit their $10,000 target, going from $5 for a themed beer coaster, right up to packs of fifty coins for $3.400. Obvious highlights are the 2017 coin for $75, and a rare chance to get a complete boxed set of certificate 001 coins and signed artwork for $1,200. Check the full range out by clicking the blue-button link lower down.
It’s an innovative idea, and one that involves the coin collector in the design process, and that can’t be a bad thing. A cool series of coins with a unique ending. We wish them success with the campaign.
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KICKSTARTER IN THEIR OWN WORDS?
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