Powercoin’s Camouflage of Nature moves from prey to predator with a leopard in hiding coin

The first coin in this series, Camouflage of Nature’, debuted last September, and was easily one of the best designs released in 2022. A striking merging of geometry and nature, it took an iconic image and perfectly translated it to a numismatic canvas. This was followed about six months later with a bigger (five ounces, instead of three), gilded variant, having a 65 mm diameter over the original’s 45 mm.

The second in the series has now debuted, and this time around, both versions have launched at the same time. The subject of the 2024 coin is the Leopard, that distinctively spotted feline predator famed for its powerful bite. Just as the Zebra design employed stripes for its geometry, this one uses spots to map out the contours of an almost astronomical-style distortion.

The Zebra coin showed the animal disturbing the perfect lines that existed before its passage, but here it seems the Leopard is taking advantage of an existing space, appropriate for an ambush predator. This is a little more fantastical in appearance than the first, and while we suspect nothing will match the brilliance of the Zebra, this does a good job in its own right. We also prefer the gilded version this time around, although that will obviously come with a price premium to match the increased weight.

The neat common obverse returns, and both variants are boxed with a COA, the smaller coin in the skinned frame you can see below, and the gilded version in a more elegant gloss black box. Both are available to pre-order right now, and both have mintages of 499 pieces. A fine release in one of the more original series being released today

DENOMINATION $20 Palau $20 Palau
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 93.3 grams 155.5 grams
DIMENSIONS 45.0 mm 65.0 mm
FINISH Proof Proof
MODIFICATIONS High-relief, Colour High-relief, Colour, Gilding
MINTAGE 499 499
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes Yes / Yes