Hollywood blockbuster, Godzilla v Kong, arrives in bullion, proof and coloured precious metal coin from APMEX
Just hitting cinemas as we speak, the Adam Wingard directed Godzilla v Kong is the fourth film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, following Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). A classic Summer blockbuster full of spectacle, these movies are great to experience with your brain running at half speed, and early buzz on this one is very promising.
It goes without saying that the coin world, especially the hitherto untouched bullion coin market, has seen an explosion in popular culture themed designs recently, so we’re not too surprised to see one of the few big movies to actually get a release in these pandemic ridden times, getting coins. The range covers ten different coins using six different designs.
No doubt of most interest will be the silver bullion coins of an ounce in weight. There’s a clean and simple Kong coin, and a similarly designed Godzilla one. Both eschew complexitiy and look to get away with it, The obverse looks great, choosing to replace the usual Niue effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the national coat of arms. It’s kept small, with the rest of the face covered by a silhouette battle between the two behemoths. This face is common to all of the coin we’re looking at today. The mintage is 25,000 pieces of each.
Also available are gold brilliant uncirculated versions, but these are considerably rarer, just 300 pieces of each design, and are sold boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity. They’re the only gold versions in the range, everything else being 0.999 silver. At the time of writing, APMEX have these on sale for $30 less than an American Gold Eagle. Seems like a good deal for something that bit different.
As well as these core coins, there are also four different designs that are only available coloured, and have a mintage of 10,000 pieces each. There’s a Kong, Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and movie design, each having colour over almost the entirety of the reverse face. These are very ‘pop-culture’ looking and likely to divide opinion more than the base range, but they make a neat distraction for collectors looking for something a bit more unusual. Each of these comes sealed in a slab – what APMEX call Tamper-evident packaging (TEP).
Rarest of them all is a two-coin set featuring two new designs, but coloured in a similar way to the four coins above. These are actually pretty cool pieces and far better than the other four coloured coins, in our opinion. However, there are only 250 twin-coin sets on offer, already sold out. A shame, but one the fans will want to grab if they can. Packaging looks neat.
Last, but not least, are proof silver versions of the two base coins. These also come packaged with a Certificate of Authenticity, and have a mintage of 500 pieces of each design. Quite a bit more expensive than the bullion coins, there’s little doubt these will show the coins in their best light.
It looks like APMEX have struck something pretty neat here. There’s something for all pockets and coin collectors on offer, and we can certainly imagine the bullion coin being popular, aided by tying into one of the few movies that’s actually seen a release over the last year or so. All are available to order now.
|DENOMINATION||$2 NZD (Niue)||$2 NZD (Niue)||$2 NZD (Niue)||$250 NZD (Niue)||$2 NZD (Niue)|
|COMPOSITION||0.999 silver||0.999 silver||0.999 silver||0.9999 gold||0.999 silver|
|WEIGHT||31.1 grams||31.1 grams||31.1 grams||31.1 grams||31.1 grams|
|DIMENSIONS||39.0 mm||39.0 mm||39.0 mm||34.0 mm||39.0 mm|
|MINTAGE||25,000 each||10,000 each||25,000 each||300 each||250 sets|
|BOX / C.O.A.||No / No||TEP / No||Yes / Yes||Yes / Yes||Yes / Yes|
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