On to the fourth release in German coin producer JVP Investment Coin’s ambitious new 24-coin series of silver coins called Vintage Mini Posters’. The first three coins featuring an old American railroad called The Chief, a travel poster extolling the virtues of Canada, and a Parisian nightclub called ‘The Black Cat’, another great design.

Further coins are expected to be released approximately every two weeks through 2015 and will cover a variety of subjects, from old sporting designs, through entertainment and on to travel, the subject that will form the bulk of the series. The next coin, which we’ll cover as it gets announced, will feature Visit the U.S.S.R. which from the thumbnail we’ve seen looks a good one.

Each release keeps the the same format, a ½ oz of 0.999 silver, which despite the relatively low weight remains a very healthy 27 x 47 mm rectangle in size. That will clearly give the artwork plenty of space to shine. Each design will be unaltered from the original artwork except for the coins purity. With only 1,000 of each design being struck, JVP aren’t flooding the market with them either.

As yet, we’re still waiting for JVP to announce pricing or availability and they’re just showing the coins as a preview for the moment. With some great packaging and the retro subject matter, we think the series has a lot of appeal as well. When eight or so coins have been revealed we’ll do a Coin Series Profile so you can see all the coins in one place instead of spread over two dozen posts.

WASHINGTON D.C.

Posters are a part of our world culture. This is especially true for the past 200 years. In the beginning, posters were designed to attract people’s focus and attention, however; in modern culture, this craft has turned itself into a respected and highly valued art form. It was our goal to gather the most beautiful posters, which have been created throughout history and commemorate them on a series of precious metal coins.

The miniature variant has the perfect size, since the original sizes are just taking up to much space. This way you can collect all of these special artworks!

REVERSE: The reverse captures a vintage style travel poster of Washington D.C. The Santa Fe Chief is the #4 of 24 posters to be released in 2015.

About the Artwork: The poster was created by an unknown artist in the year 2012 (copyright: Lantern Press). It captures the most important sights and government buildings of Washington D.C. The city was named in honor of President George Washington and founded in 1791 to serve as the national capital.

The image has a mystical feel to it, due to the nocturnal setting and the atmosphere created by the ambiance. It is a beautiful piece and a great representative for modern poster art.

OBVERSE: The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year of issue and the denomination of the coin.

PRESENTATION: The Vintage Mini Posters – Washington D.C. silver coin comes in an awesome blister case, which is doing a remarkable job in staging this very special poster coin. The front flap of the booklet has a “cut out” section, displaying the coin even if the booklet is closed. When closed, the image printed onto the blister features an extension of the original poster. Every issue of the series has its own number: Washington D.C. is #4 of the series. The number is also printed onto the blister, making this special series a true collectors item. The Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the blister case!

SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$1 NEW ZEALAND 0.999 SILVER 15.55 g 33.6 x 47.6 mm B-UNC 1,000 YES / YES
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