There’s little in literature more titanic than the battle between Heaven and Hell, so it’s surprising that there aren’t more coins designed around it. Obviously, religion is no stranger to the modern coin market – look at Scottsdales sixty coin, ten year Biblical Series, for example – but looking at the conflict between good and evil from a Biblical perspective seems quite uncommon.
MDM as a coin producer is one of those that likes to experiment and push boundaries. Of recent note, they’ve issued some spherical coins, mainly centred around planetary bodies, and usually hollow. Their last issue like that, ‘Blue Marble’, was an excellent example of the type. This time, however, we see a big jump in subject and implementation.
This is clearly a striking looking coin which does something with the spherical format we’ve not seen before. MDM are calling it a filigree coin, but that would be stretching the definition with regards to its fabrication. This is essentially a hollow sphere with cutouts which has similarities to the aforementioned technique. Whatever the case, it looks terrific. Each half of the sphere is filled with strong imagery, mainly taken from the Abrahamic religions, and is extraordinarily detailed given the construction.