TWO-OUNCE CAST SILVER BAR PROGRAMME (2024) by Germania Mint

First appearing in early 2024, Germania Mint debuted a new two-ounce silver cast bar featuring some very striking artwork, and a set series length. Entitled simply ‘Goddesses’, it mined the rich vein that is Norse mythology for inspiration. It was a huge hit, if auction prices are any indicator.

The mint started a programme allowing for other producers to have their own custom designs made in the same format, and while it’s still new at the time of writing, it looks like it’s going to be popular. Hence, this guide. These are relatively low effort releases, with no worries on dealing with issuing nations, or high-relief, or fancy finishes – it’s all about the artwork. Each designer has their own engraved glyph on the back, and packaging is similar.

We don’t cover cast bars here as a rule, so full news posts on each release seem a little excessive. We were fortunate to receive a sample of Sigyn from Germania Mint (thank you), and they are terrific pieces. Anyway, keep an eye on our homepage, especially the yellow update bars, and we’ll add new issues here, and inform you of the release there. In the meantime, enjoy a fine selection.

2024
03/05: PROFILE CREATED
16/05: ADDED TYR TO GODS; ADDED GLUTTONY TO SEVEN DEADLY SINS
17/05: ADDED SERIES DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, FOUR HORSEMEN, & GRIM REAPER

GODDESSES (2024) by Germania Mint

FREYJA

SIGYN

GULLWEIG

FRIGG

GEFION

NERTHUS

The one that started it all, and created quite a buzz on the secondary market. It's easy to see why, as the artwork is quite stunning, and also appears on the box. This is said to be a six-bar series. The glyph on the back is the Germania Mint shield.

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GODS (2024) by Germania Mint

BALDUR

TYR

T.B.C.

T.B.C.

T.B.C.

T.B.C.

The popularity of Goddesses led to the very quick release of a companion Gods range, also drawing from Norse and Germanic mythology. The artwork is of a similar style, and is carried through to the packaging. Also a six-bar series, we believe. The glyph on the back is the Germania Mint shield.

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SEVEN DEADLY SINS (2024) by Asturmint

VANITY

AVARICE

ANGER

GLUTTONY

LUST

ENVY

SLOTH

A range of seven bars with some very vibrant artwork. Each features a specific colour theme, and a female personification of the specific sin. The box art mirrors each bar's palette. The glyph on the back is the Asturmint bull.

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POKER CARDS (2024) by Asturmint

KING OF SPADES

T.B.C.

T.B.C.

T.B.C.

T.B.C.

Asturmint's second series, featuring some striking playing card designs. At the time of writing, we don't know how many there will be in this range, but there are plenty to choose from. The glyph on the back is the Asturmint bull.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (2024) by Asturmint

2024

2025

2026

2027

2028

A series featuring the Mexican Day of the Dead, and some of the iconic imagery associated with it. The first coin is very striking. The glyph on the back is the Asturmint bull.

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BIG FIVE OF AFRICA (2024) by Royal Kraków Mint

LION

RHINOCEROS

LEOPARD

ELEPHANT

BUFALLO

A five bar range featuring a numismatic classic subject, the African Big Five animals. The artwork is particularly impressive, and the info at the bottom well integrated. The glyph on the back is the RKM crown and initials.

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THE FOUR HORSEMEN (2024) by Carpathian Mint

WHITE HORSE

BLACK HORSE

PALE HORSE

RED HORSE

This will be a four bar range, with each of them depicting one of the Four Horsemen. The range ties in quite neatly with their coin range with the same subject. The artwork is different, but certainly inspired by those. The glyph on the back is the Carpathian Mint logo.

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GRIM REAPER (2024) by Carpathian Mint

GRIM REAPER I

GRIM REAPER II

GRIM REAPER III

GRIM REAPER IV

GRIM REAPER V

The personification of death has been a consistent character in the mythology of many cultures around the world. This five-bar series will carry images of the Grim Reaper, and be released at the rate of one per year. The glyph on the back is the Carpathian Mint logo.

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
None 62.2 g of 0.999 silver 40.13 x 25.07 x 7.5 mm Antique w/colour varies