The latest coin to emanate from the prolific Mint of Poland is this unusual take on the ancient tale of the Tower of Babel. Said to have been a project by the united peoples of Earth to reach the heavens, God wasn’t pleased, and scattered them around the world, giving each group a different language to prevent them trying again. The story is meant to explain all the world’s different languages, and the tower is visualised as a layered building, getting smaller as it rose.
The Mint of Poland have depicted the structure quite differently. Instead of the traditional ‘wedding cake’ layered appearance, they’ve depicted it as an almost M.C. Escher-like mix of different architectural styles. There’s a stained-glass ‘Rose’ window, Gothic doorways, and modern glass and steel as well. This is, perhaps, suggesting that working together, and bringing all those styles to bear, means we can achieve more.
It’s an intriguing idea, and we’d certainly like to see actual images of the coin, rather than this less than stellar render. The coin is an ounce in weight (28.28 grams, not 31.1), and is struck to a proof finish. The mintage is set at 500 pieces, and the coin is presented in a latex floating frame. Available to order now.
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