Of the two coins here, this is the more traditionally styled, sporting an antiqued finish, which appears to suit the subject particularly well. We can’t tell the level of relief exhibited here from the images we have, but we suspect it will be impressive enough. The detail looks gorgeous, and everything is perfectly legible, right down to the inscriptions above, which means ‘To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss’, and below (the dates of the action in France). Any inscriptions to do with the coin issue are thankfully kept to the obverse, out of the way.
The obverse has a lakeland scene, which we believe is close to the location of the statue, and depicts a period scene, not a contemporary one. There’s an attractive border, and the inscribed issue details are kept nicely ringfenced. While the appearance of the coin is quite traditional, its form isn’t. The coin employs the same one-ounce of silver as the Powercoin effort, but does so in conjunction with five ounces of copper, much like PMC’s Bi-Metal Max techniques. The end result is a huge 65 mm diameter, and plenty of relief, with the price tag of a smaller coin. The image at top gives you some idea of the difference in size. A really nice coin, celebrating an outstanding piece of art.
UPDATE: Added some new images kindly provided to us,