Time for fish & chips! Coin’s Today grows its quirky silver bullion offerings with the Silver Fish, and the Value Disk

Coins Today are back with another pair of highly unusual offerings in their silver range, and they couldn’t be any more different from each other than they are. We’ve had an extraordinarily diverse selection from this innovative producer, and this pair have little trouble keeping that going.

The first of the two is ‘Value Disk’ a terrific representation of a modern hard disc drive (HDD). Stripping back the device casing, we have a reverse face depicting one of the platters, upon which data is written magnetically, below which is the read/write arm. These are accompanied by some framework, and circuitry. The obverse has a part of the spindle in its centre, giving the eye something to focus on, and it sits in a circuit board design, complete with processors, traces, and the inscribed composition and title, including the producer’s name on a chip.

It all looks quite superb, and in size, sits somewhere between a modern 3.5″, and 2.5″ HDD. The digital theme has been extended to encompass the specs of the bar as well. Instead of a straight kilo (1,000 grams), the bar weighs 1,024 grams, a number most computer users will note is part of the doubling sequence of numbers used to count bits (for example, 1 GB is 1,024 MB, and 4 GB is 4,096 MB). Even the mintage, 128, is part of that typical sequence. We like this one.


Also released are these half-ounce, fish-shaped nuggets of silver. They have that Asian Koi look to them, and they really are as simple as that. There are a choice of three finishes. The most numerous will be the choice of either an antiqued finish, or a gilded one, both of which have an unlimited mintage, and comes presented in a small pouch,

Considerably rarer, and packaged in a themed display frame, is the neat partially coloured version, which retains the weight and shape of the others, but is capped at just 500 units. This one will be more of a collector’s piece, we suspect, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. All variants are available to order now, and we reckon they’d make a great gift for the younger collector.

EDIT: Coloured mintage revised from 888 to 500


COMPOSITION 1,024 g of 0.999 silver 15.5 g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 84 x 120 x 9.6 mm 26 x 16.7 x 5.1 mm
FINISH Antique Varied
MODIFICATIONS High-relief High-relief
MINTAGE 128 Varied