Shaped coin celebration of guitar legend Fender’s 75th anniversary wraps with the iconic Telecaster

In what looks to be an extremely popular franchise for MTB/PAMP, Fender guitar coins have brought us a neat and unusual homage to one of the music worlds most iconic brands. It started with the release of various silver guitar picks, which could actually be used functionally.

The other cool release was a shaped coin, that looked like a miniature Fender Stratocaster, and that was to be the first of two releases in this style. The second is now available and celebrates the brands other legendary product, the Telecaster. As before, it’s a coloured one-ounce silver coin, issued for the Solomon Islands, that has the form, but sadly not the function, of this instrument.

It’s a fine effort, exhibing lots of detail, and comes very nicely packaged. Clearly something the fan is going to love, it has a mintage of 2,500 pieces and seems to be selling fast. Seems a shame to end the series at two pieces. Available now.

Fender

The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC, or simply Fender) is an American manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers. Fender produces acoustic guitars, bass amplifiers and public address equipment, but is best known for its solid-body electric guitars and bass guitars, particularly the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Precision Bass, and the Jazz Bass. The company was founded in Fullerton, California by Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender in 1946. Its headquarters are in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In 1950, Fender introduced the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar, the Telecaster (“Tele”) (originally named the Broadcaster for two-pickup models and Esquire for single-pickup). Following its success, Fender created the first mass-produced electric bass, the Precision Bass (P-Bass). In August, 1954, Fender unveiled the Stratocaster (“Strat”) guitar. With the Telecaster and Precision Bass having been on the market for some time, Leo Fender was able to incorporate input from working musicians into the Stratocaster’s design.(Wikipedia)

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 Solomon Islands
COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 29.3 x 88.3 mm
FINISH Reverse proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour, shaped
MINTAGE 2,500
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes
MTB / PAMP