It’s time for the sixth tranche of issues in Mint XXI’s 36 coin series of high-relief silver coins bringing to life the wild creations in the Ancient Greek pantheon. Each tranche consists of three coins, a mix of one, two or three ounce coins. For this last debut of 2023, we have a pair of two ounce coins, and a solitary one-ounce, all dated 2024. The overall set will launch over a dozen tranches, and as there are only eight three-ounce coins overall, the lack of one here is not unexpected.
The one-ounce coin this time is Charon, depicting the ferryman on his boat, with an outstretched hand filled with gilded coins, a particularly neat design touch. The smallest coins often depict lesser characters, or beasts, but they seem to lose nothing in quality of design, or relief, often being our favourites. The other two are equally interesting. Theseus and Ariadne tells the story of the Minotaur, and the depiction of Ariadne giving the gilded thread to Theseus, is a nice encapsulation of the tale. The Nike coins looks beautiful, again, expertly bringing all the important elements of the goddess into a single scene.
Unfortunately, we’ve only got the renders this time, not the actual coin images given to us for the fourth and fifth batch of releases, but the designs are clear, and we know previous coins have been exceptional in hand, so we expect the same is true here. Packaging remains the same as before, and these will go into the collector trays just like all the others. Have a look at our article covering the fifth tranche for more information on those. These coins are available to order now, An exceptional series.