Modern Numismatics International is the latest producer to launch a series of heavy antique-finish coins themed around ancient mythology and religion. Popularised by the Perth Mint a couple of years ago with the debut of its Zeus coin, the first in the Gods of Olympus series, the whole genre has blossomed into one of the biggest success stories in modern numismatics. Some superb coins have hit the market recently including Gainesvilles Odin, Scottsdales Biblical Stories, and the terrific Legends of Asgard coin from Choice Mint.

This new coin is the first in the ‘Choir of Angels’ series and depicts one of the most prominent Archangels, Metatron. It’s a close fit for the norm is this category, 2oz in weight (just over at 65g), antique-finish, high-relief, and with a mintage of 1,000. It differs slightly in having an insert on the reverse face, in this instance a green aventurine gemstone in a half-spherical shape. The artwork is intricate and quite dynamic, and the coin exhibits an impressive level of relief, almost at Legends of Asgard levels. Only the inscription METATRON is present on this face, the rest being uncluttered and allowing the artwork to breathe. All-in-all, a fine design, up there with the top tier of its type.

Packaging looks to be a decent quality wooden box, every bit of space on the lid being covered by a medieval-style piece of artwork, and holding a Certificate of Authenticity. The obverse is the usual effigy of Liz. Available to order now, prices are in the €160.00/$160.00US range, not hugely expensive for it’s type. A nice surprise.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

Metatron means “One who occupies the Throne next to the Throne of the Divine”. He is known as the first and last of the Archangels and is variously called the Chancellor of Heaven, the Angel of the Covenant and the King of the Angels.

Metatron is the only angel within the heavenly spheres who was once human. He was known as Enoch and was the seventh Patriarch after Adam. It was written that he ‘walked with God’ and was taken up into Heaven where he was made an Archangel. He is charged with sustaining human life and acts as the bridge between the Divine and mankind! It was Metatron who stopped Abraham from sacrificing his son Isaac to God.

He was given the position of Heavenly scribe and asked to maintain the eternal archives of God, recording every event that occurs. He oversees all the other recording angels. With this position he sits alongside the throne of the Lord.

The position held by Metatron at the top of the Tree of Life also means he is attributed with being involved in the Divine creation: passing the Divine blueprint for creation at all levels down to all the angels beneath him to put into place. Metatron is in charge of and actuates the sacred geometry patterns of the Universe. He holds the Metatronic Cube – a structure composed of all the sacred shapes of the Universe. He places this structure over anything to be created, forming the blueprint of its construction. The major Earth’s ley lines follow the same pattern as the Metatronic Cube.

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$5 NEW ZEALAND 0.999 SILVER 65 g 50.0 mm ANTIQUE 1,000 YES / YES
MODERN NUMISMATICS INTERNATIONAL