Released in September 2021, ‘9 Sons of the Dragon King’ was a hugely impressive coin struck in PMC’s Bi-Metal Max format. It involves a hefty copper core, in this case over 32 ounces of it, which is clad with five ounces of fine silver. Visually, it looked like a large silver coin, but by keeping the amount of precious metal to a minimum, they also kept the price down as well, to around €650-700.
Now, the gorgeous, intricate design is back, and while it’s visually identical, right down to the antique finish, and the same size, it’s now struck fully in 0.999 silver. Tipping the scales at an impressive 1.6 kilos, you can’t help but be impressed by its appearance. They’ve even managed to lose the ugly italic font of the Bi-Metal Max issue, to something a bit more elegant. It was a superb coin last year, and nothing has diminished that in the meantime.
We don’t usually revisit a design when there’s so much else to cover, but it isn’t often we get a full precious metal numismatic in this weight class, so why not, we thought. Just 99 pieces will be produced, and it should be available to order any time now. We reckon you should expect to pay around €3250 for one.