A relatively low key issue from CIT Coin Invest kicks off our look at smartminting this week. The first coin in this series, Chinggis Khan, was actually the one that introduced the potential of smartminting to the world. A reintroduction of a traditionally struck design, it showed the improvements that CIT and BH Mayer had developed in the minting process, with increased levels of detail and relief.
Now five coins old, this fifth issue depicts famous pacifist revolutionary activist, Mahatma Gandhi. Two versions as usual. The ubiquitous 0.5g minigold coin manages to stretch out to an impressive 13.92 mm and exhibit tons of fine detail for the format.
The silver coin is extraordinary. Having seen this one up close, I was hugely impressed by the depiction. Honestly, nobody mints faces like this producer. The official image, while of a high quality, doesn’t really show off the high relief very well, but CIT will soon have some extra images available (I did take a poor picture for our Instagram feed). Check out our Coin Series Profile of this series for more info.