The homage to the great musicians favourite – the great Fender guitars – continues from MTB/PAMP with their latest issue in the range. They’ve already released some various silver guitar picks, which were actually functional (Brian May used a metal pick, I believe), but this time they’ve gone fuull on miniature.
This is the first in a two-coin series, and recreates the legendary fender Stratocaster. The second issue will give us the almost as famous Telecaster. It’s an extremely well done miniature, with what lappears to be tons of fine detail. It certainly looks like something the musically inclined will appreciate, which given these sold out at the mint on release, is a fairly safe assumption.
They’re issued for the Solomon Islands, and the obverse carries the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, lead guitarist on the band ‘The Royaling Stones’… There’s a series of concentric rings on this face, no doubt emulating a sound wave, perhaps. It all fits in with the theme really well. Presentation looks neat, right down to the custom capsule, and the one-ounce coin has a mintage of just 2,500 pieces. A sound release. Party on dudes!