Pirates of the Caribbean – Silent Mary bullion coin (2022 New Zealand Mint)
Pirates of the Caribbean - Silent Mary bullion coin (2022 New Zealand Mint)
One of the New Zealand Mint’s numerous popular culture themed bullion coins, Pirates of the Caribbean, has just debuted its fifth and final release. It’s called ‘Silent Mary’ and features the Spanish Royal Navy galleon from the fifth movie in the franchise, ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’. Captained by Armando Salazar, she was a feared pirate hunter, but was lost in the Devil’s Triangle, only to return crewed by ghostly sailors out for revenge.
The style of the coin is very similar to the four previous issues, with a stylised image of the captain in the right foreground, and a silhouette of the ship in the background to the left. A decent coin, although the series isn’t one of our favourites. To be fair, it’s one we’ve yet to see in hand, and the official images are a bit flat and bland. We’ve been surprised by how much nicer some coins are in reality, like the NZ Mint’s early Classic Star Wars coins, which are exceptional compared to the launch renders.
The obverse is just the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the issue inscriptions. No changes to the range on offer, which consists of a pair of one-ounce bullion coins, one in 0.999 silver, the other in 0.9999 gold. The former has a mintage of 15,000 pieces, while the latter has just 250. Available now.
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