The coin obverse is quite unusual. Employing the latest iteration of the CIT/BHM proprietary Smartminting technology, we get to see some very impressive high relief detail on both sides of the coin, but the obverse of this piece is just sublime in execution, trumping even the reverse face for design and execution. The level of relief is extreme for a two-ounce coin that had one face like it, but this has two! It’s a stunning piece of coin art, replete with detail, perfect anatomy (both warrior and mount). Even the inscriptions are placed as sympathetically as possible, something that irks here if not done well.
Now, I’m the first to admit to a bit of bias for the subject matter here, just as I have for prehistoric life on a coin, but even taking that into account, I’ve got this down as one of my best coins of the year, There’s a level of care that’s gone into each element of the design, from the Lamassu and the people on the reverse, to the perfect sense of scale and perspective on the obverse. If we gave an award for ‘Obverse of the year’, this would take it.
Available to order now, the coin has a mintage of 555 pieces and will come boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity. It should ship in early Q2/2021 (March-ish), as long as Coroney keeps its head down. A terrific first release in a series we will definitely be keeping an eye on here.