It works superbly, helped by a zebra that is quite perfect in its depiction, exhibiting a masterful grasp of the animal’s anatomy, The first images we received were taken from directly above, so we couldn’t see if they’d done full justice to the design with sufficient high-relief, but the later ones have put our mind to rest, completely. The obverse is neat enough, with the Palau emblem at its centre, surrounded by a lightly warped pattern of shapes you might associate with the animal kingdom, appropriate given the series is called Camouflage of Nature.
The coin comes in a latex-skin display frame with a custom insert, which looks okay. This is a three-ounce silver piece, struck to a proof finish, and employing much of that metal to allow the deep relief, rather than expanding the diameter. Given the design, we feel they made the right choice by far. What else is there to say? All art is subjective, of course, but I can’t imagine not liking this one. For me, it’s Powercoin’s best work, and easily one of my ten best coins of 2022. Quite outstanding. Available to order now, but not shipping until February. What next? We reckon a chameleon perhaps, and the insect world has lots of potential. Can’t wait to see it.