Today, we’re going to kick off our week long catch-up of releases from Precious Metal Collectors. This Singapore based producer has exploded into the market with an extremely impressive range of innovative designs. They use two main formats. The first is simple – a coin as we know it, sometimes shaped, but still recognisably what you would expect. The second is very clever, using a relatively small amount of silver on a copper core of much larger size.
Termed ‘Bi-Metal’, it comes in ‘Plus form’, or ‘Max’. The former generally uses 2-5 ozs of fine silver on a copper core of around 11.5 ozs, while the latter uses that same range of silver, but on a core of up to around 32 ozs. The end result are huge coins at relatively affordable prices, with some exceeding 100mm in size, yet remaining under $500 USD. We’ll have examples of these as the week progresses.
Today, however, we’re in ‘normal’ coin territory, but that isn’t to say this is a simple affair. The follow on release to the excellent ‘Velociraptor Egg’ coin, this has a traditional Asian dragon breaking out of its egg in the same way. Fully shaped and awash with beautiful texture on both faces, this is a no-brainer buy for fans of the debut coin. Love the detail on this one, even if the subject isn’t as personally interesting to me in the way a dinosaur is.
This is a two ounce silver coin, nicely packaged with a Certificate of Authenticity, and having a mintage of 500 pieces. A unique twist on the ever-popular Asian dragon that is such a huge part of modern numismatics, and that’s no mean feat on its own. We’re pretty sure the occasional Game of Thrones fan will take a liking to it as well, especially with the House of the Dragons prequel series filming right now. Perhaps PMC can get a licenced coin out for that, complete with some subtle coloring… Available now.