Finally, after us thinking we weren’t going to get our annual fix of Scottsdale’s ‘hewn-edged’ bullion coins, the third in their ‘Terracotta Army’ series lands on planet numismatic. These quite unique looking coins alternate between the ancient Chinese and the ancient Egyptian worlds, but it is the former that has attracted extra interest because of the limited mintages.
The 2019 almost seemed like an afterthought, as it appeared late, without fanfare, and with a token 1,500 mintage. This time around the delays are no doubt tied to Covid’s hideous influence, but we’re still getting a nice and tight 2,500 cap on the numbers, almost guaranteeing interest. Irrespective of numbers, these coins deserve your attention just for their look alone.
This coin depicts a classic, wider view of the famous pottery platoons, fingers still placed as to grip long since rotted wooden spears and swords, and with the occasional missing head. It’s a nice design that suits the antique finish and chunky format very well. Not as cool as the 2018 coin, but better than the weak 2019 one. There’s little disputing what’s being depicted here.