We’ve seen a slowdown in the number of 2 oz high-relief mythology coins struck by the Mint of Poland this year, but we’re glad to see a few of them are still making their way to market. The Pela-Coins issued ‘Woman Warrior’ series is the latest to put in an appearance, and this third annual coin features Mulan, a tale both popularised and butchered by love:hate company, Disney.
In the original tale, Mulan fought for over a decade in the Imperial Army, and did so with honour and distinction, The coin has taken a more fantastical approach by incorporating a large, flowing Chinese Dragon. On its tail sits the series signature wooden insert complete with its unique carving – a nice touch from some of gaudier materials that often find there way into these issues.
As always, the coin has a gilded element – the sword this time – and is antique-finished and rimless. The design is first class again, set on the rooftops of a town and packed with action. There’s lashings of fine detail and it covers the whole reverse face of the coin. This has been a great series and Mulan does nothing to diminish that. The obverse is the common one for the series.
As before, this issue is nicely boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity, and has a mintage capped at just 555 pieces, just like Amazons and Valkyrie. Check out our Thematic Guide to this genre, and we’ll add this one to it shortly. Available to pre=order now, this fine release is distributed by Pela Coins.