The last few years have seen an impressive uptick, not just in numbers, but also in the complexity of fully dimensional coins. I think the first truly breakout design was the Mint of Poland’s pretty Fortuna Redux coin, back in 2013, which wasn’t just an aesthetic success, but also a technical one, employing some really cutting edge minting techniques. Since then, we’ve seen more in the way of geometric designs, and many more with quite unique shapes,
Continuing with that, German producer MDM has issued its newest piece, and it’s quite a unique item – a miniature reproduction of the human brain, formed in two-ounces of 0.999 silver. Everyone has a brain (except heathens who hang the toilet paper roll with the end dropping from the back…), and while they’re not all as symmetrical as this one, the coin does a great job of depicting one.
It’s hard to know what else to say, really. It’s a brain, issued for Samoa, and measuring in at around 50 x 35 x35 mm. That size indicates the coin is a cast hollow one, as even halving a cube of those dimensions to account for the coin’s shape, gets us to ten ounces, but there’s a fine proof-like finish on the underside ‘coin’ pill with the issue details, regardless. It comes neatly boxed, with a Certificate of Authenticity, and has a mintage of 1,499 pieces. It’s good to see MDM keeping up with their knack for the truly different. Long may it continue. Available to order now.