The Knight is the second in Coins Today’s journey through chess pieces in stackable silver bullion form
Creators of some of the finest, and most imaginative bullion products around, Coins Today’s ‘Stackable’ range is the South Korean producer at its best. Amongst their cultural and historical ranges sits this particularly unusual series based on the age-old game of intellectual might – chess. Last September, they issued their first stackable silver bullion themed around the game, and specifically the most numerous piece on the board, the pawn.
The concept here is a little more than a simple stackable piece of silver. Yes, it does that, as you can see lower down, but CTK have also given us other options to display this innovative piece. Individual pieces come in their own custom capsules, but there is also a bigger one that can hold eight pieces in a circular setting. There are six different pieces on a chess board, and we’re assuming that’s how many issues there will be, so you’re free to add a couple of extra pawns, we guess. The image lower down shows the two different releases to date next to each other in the mega-capsule. They look fantastic together.
The stylistically medieval imagery returns, merging imagery from chess, and from the great cathedrals of the age. The outline of the piece remains shield-like, but with a different shape on the top half, making it immediately identifiable next to a pawn version, for example. The Knight outline replaces the pawn, of course, and the tracery and detail differs, but this is clearly of the same ilk, maintaining a strong and unique identity. The ‘obverse’ is a negative impression of the face, and the whole thing is curved horizontally, making an easy fit in the mega-capsule.
We were very impressed by the imagination and execution of the first issue, and none of that is diminished this time around. These are superb examples of imaginative design and execution, and it’s going to be fun to watch the series run to completion. We particularly like the fact these are just an ounce in weight, with so many of CTK’s issues being in the 2 oz and 1 kg range, and thus more affordable. As we said about the pawn issue, affordable, unique idea, stackable for the bulk buyer, a tightly defined
series, unlimited mintage, great production, and interesting display
options. What’s not to love? Available to order any time now.
|DIMENSIONS||67.7 x 40.0 mm|
|MODIFICATIONS||Shaped, high-relief, stackable|
|BOX / C.O.A.||No / No|
Strange, but I cannot see on the News page any posts, including this one, dated between 20 Feb and 1 March.
Fixed now Alex, thanks. The articles are in four chunks here, with each lower chunk having an offset so posts aren’t repeated. Because lots of people come to the site on this page, they may have missed our Quicklooks, so I changed it to display them on this page as well. Like an idiot, I only allowed the Quicklooks on the first two blocks of posts, so the post counting was thrown off on the last two. It should work fine now.
Thank you Mik, it works now. I think it’s the great idea to include the Quicklooks to the News page as well.
Just a small note: on the main page in the Latest news section the last post displayed is from Feb 20 at the moment, so probably smth has to be fixed there as well 🙂
No, that’s actually correct. That News Nugget section is just for site updates, and the occasional external YouTube post to third-party content. I keep that stuff separate, as it doesn’t change often and is different to the rest of the content.