We were extremely impressed when Precious Metal Collectors, most widely known for their silver over copper ‘Bi-Metal Max’ issues, debuted a new two-ounce silver coin in the shape of Abraham Lincoln. Eschewing any trickery, this was a solid silver coin, issued for the Republic of Chad, that was simply antique-finished. The star of the show was the incredible job that had been done, bringing a two-dimensional representation of a person into a three-dimensional piece of silver.
We suspect the coin was released to test market reaction, and it was obviously very positive, as we’ve seen a further six releases at the time of writing, which is impressive given it’s only been a year. Nor has PMC stuck with a single genre. While the second coin was also a United States President, they quickly moved to a more agile approach of dipping into various genres for their most iconic individuals.
People like Vincent van Gogh, Nikola Tesla, and Julius Caesar give you some idea of the broad selection in this range, and we’re great fans of this. Each coin is extraordinary in its realisation, and we can see nothing really negative in the finished articles. We’ve yet to get one in hand, but PMC provide good video and images, no renders here, but of the actual coins themselves.
As you can no doubt tell, we’re huge admirers of this series. It’s clearly well realised, the choice of subjects are wide, both in their respective fields, and in historical period, and they’re well presented with small mintages. Hopefully, the series will continue. We’d be very interested to hear who you’d like to see in the series, so drop a comment below with your suggestions. Personally, I’d love to see Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII, or Winston Churchill, with decent source materials available for all.