JVP is back with a with the debut of a sharp looking silver bullion round – ‘Liberator’

One of the best of the coin producers a few years ago, JVP Investment had a highly eclectic and very well realised range of coins covering a mix of subjects, but specialising in a lot of Eastern European religious iconography. They also had a charming set of poster coins which had a quircky and visually gorgeous look to them, covering such things as travel posters and vintage clubs. Now they’re back with new releases.

Their first major new release is ‘Liberator’, a silver bullion round. It’s a very crisp and striking skull of the Punisher style with just the coin title inscribed here in a big and bold manner. The barb-wire style background pattern is a terrific alternative to the usual frosting or guilloche pattern that has almost become de rigueur in bullion circles these days. It’s great to see something so specific to the theme employed.

Pride of place is given over to a brilliant spread eagle of the heraldic style. Unlike the usual eagles one that’s firmly rooted in the styles of the past, this one is adorned with an armoured breastplate and has wings not of feathers, but of guns and knives. We reckon it will be particularly appealing to our American stacker friends.

The same barb-wire background pattern is here, and the inscribed issue details are well placed, consistent, and not excessive in number. In another nod to the producer, it has a unique fictional denomination – One Soul. In combination with the reverse face, it makes an attractive and coherent whole.

This is a one-ounce 0.9999 silver coin with a mintage capped at 25,000 units. Of those, some 5,000 pieces will be set aside for JVP’s signature process of enobling, so there’ll be a mix of limited specials. The design of Liberator does lend itself to such modding.

Coming soon will be a limited proof version with a mintage of just 1,000 pieces, and we think the enhanced strike will be especially good for that background field. Also coming, and one we’re particularly pleased to see, is a minigold 1.0 gram variant. We’ve yet to see that one (also 1,000 mintage), but that looks promising and would make a coll little carry piece.

A very neat debut coin for JVP and we’ll expect great things moving forward. They had a great repuation for style and quality, and it appears nothing has changed. Available to pre-order soon. We’ll have a look at their range of modified Fafnir coins later in the week, so you can see some of the techniques on offer that may even be applied to Liberator in the future.

COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
MINTAGE 25,000
BOX / C.O.A. No / Yes