Moneda Nueva are a Valencia, Spain based producer of coins, responsible for some beautiful designs including our favourite Lunar Snake coin, and the widely regarded Malachite Room architectural coin, the first in the new Masterpieces in Stone series. Working in conjunction with artists from Eastern Europe, they’re carving out a niche for themselves that will certainly be enhanced by this first release in a new Atlas of Wildlife series.

Entitled ‘Europe’, this first issue is comprised of four different coins each depicting a different animal; a mammal, a fish, a reptile and a bird. The animals chosen are amongst the most widespread representatives of the animals of each continent.

WOOD GROUSE

Each coin is struck from 1 oz (31.1g) of 0.999 silver, and features a high relief image of an animal within its natural habitat, the latter embellished with a colored Swarovski element. With their antique finish and high-relief designs, the stylistic coins are a refeshing change from the usual and unlike pretty much anything else out there.

Each coin carries upon it the name of the animal in Spanish and apart from the Swarovski crystal, nothing else to interfere with the clarity of the design. Despite now issuing coins in Euros, the country still issues commemoratives in Dinars as well, although it’s unknown how long this practice will continue.

PERCH

WILD BOAR

There are at least six sets to be issued, no doubt one for each of the major continents, and they’ll be released one-set at a time on an annual basis. A maximum of just 1,000 sets will be struck in total.

POND TURTLE

A lot of time has been spent getting the packaging right, with each set coming in a custom book-style case unique to each set in the series, the first with an intricate map of Europe adorning the cover. No doubt this trend will continue throughout the series to form an attractive collection.

The first set also comes with a one-of-a-kind map of the world, similar in style to the coin box covers.

 

 

SPECIFICATION
COMPOSITION 0.999 SILVER
FINISH ANTIQUE
DENOMINATION 10 DINERS
WEIGHT 31.1 g
DIAMETER 38.61 mm
MINTAGE 1,000
ARTIST IN-HOUSE
PACKAGING BOOK-STYLE COLLECTION BOX
C.O.A. YES