Both creatures became stars of the film franchise, Dilophosaurus for killing off Newman from Seinfeld, and the Velociraptor for simply becoming one of the staple characters in the whole movie trilogy. Each of the animals is, of course, subject to quite a bit of artistic licence, but there’s still no denying they make great subjects for miniaturisation in our favourite precious metal.
Each stands approximately 6 cm in height and weighs around 8 troy ounces (250 grams). Both seem to be steps up from the earlier sculpts in terms of detail definition , no doubt helped by the beasts themselves being smaller than most of those in the first wave. Whatever the reason, these are wonderful pieces which must have been quite difficult to cast. The Dilophosaurus in particular is a beautifully dynamic pose.
There are a 1,000 of each figure being cast, and they’re antique finished, with the serial number and composition engraved on the base. It’s great to see the use of recycled silver from e-waste in the production of their products. We wish more would take this route.A Certificate of Authenticity is enclosed inside the box. Available now, they can be bought direct from Hotco, or from select dealers, like JM Bullion in the US.