Back in 2013, a coin featuring a white marble insert and depicting a werewolf made its debut, initiating a new series of 2 oz antique-finish coins called Mythological Creatures. The coin was widely liked and a sequel inevitable. Back in early February we took a first look at this second coin featuring a vampire and while it closely followed the design ethos from the first coin, there were some concerns from readers about the representation of the vampire character. The tone of the prototype veered towards the teen-look Twilight television series and that was neither a classic interpretation, or a scary one.

Fortunately, it looks like the artist has made some changes which manage to keep all the excellent parts of the original design, the original composition being quite excellent, and just completely changing the tone of the character itself. The coin is transformed and now a far more aggressive looking design, and one more fitting for the series. The swapping out of the white marble for black has given better definition to the bat and the whole is now a much more impressive affair than the one shown at the Berlin World Money Fair.

Designed by Numiartis and produced by Coin Invest Trust, the coin is available to pre-order now from Numiartis partner, Intercoins-Berlin for €249.00. It ships in September. A 2 0z antique-finish coin issued for Palau, it comes in some fine packaging.

PACKAGING

2013 WEREWOLF COIN

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$10 PALAU 0.999 SILVER 62.2 g 50.00 mm ANTIQUE 999 YES / YES
NUMIARTIS / INTERCOINS-BERLIN