One of the biggest hits in the coin world over the last couple of years have undoubtably been the Royal Mint’s stunning ‘Great Engravers’ coins. Releasing classic designs using updated dies from the original Victorian-era originals, they’ve been simply outstanding coins. We’ve already had Una & the Lion, The Three Graces, and the Gothic Crown, and collectors queue up in the thousands to buy new releases when they appear.
Because of this, the coins soon appreciate rapidly on the secondary market, and issues that were barely affordable for many on release, soon become unattainable. Fortunately, the Royal Mint decided to take that concept and apply it to a range of undenominated bullion bars. The first of them, Una & the Lion, was not a copy of the coin original, but a design heavily inspired by it, and done in a more contemporary style by Jody Clark. It nevertheless remained a gorgeous piece. Daniel Thorne has done an equally impressive job with The Three Graces.
It seems like every producer has dabbled with The Three Graces, including the East India Company, Mint XXI, and Powercoin, but these are usually higher-end issues, so the presence of these bars, priced in the typical bullion range, is most welcome. We have a one-ounce silver Una bar here, and it lives up to expectations. The range is unchanged from Una & the Lion, a single gold (1 oz), and a trio of silver (1 oz, 10 oz, 100 oz), the biggest of which is an LPM exclusive. A super piece with obvious appeal to the stacker. Available from today.