A surprise hit on release back in 2019, MTB-PAMP launched an unusual new bullion product that aped the legendary candy treat, PEZ. The sweets originated in Europe and are comprised of two elements. Firstly, there’s the food part, which is a hard candy with a range of flavours. Nothing out of the ordinary there, but the candy is dispensed from a custom toy, and they come in a vast range of collectible designs.
In retrospect, it’s the perfect way to mix un-denominated bullion with the collectible market, and the popularity of each release – this is the fifth -has made that abundantly clear. Each release changes in two ways. The most notable is the dispenser, which sets the theme for each release. The next and more subtle change, is a privy mark which carries that theme.
For this fifth release they’ve gone with a classic smiley emoji complete with sunglasses. As laid out above, that means the requisite privy also sits on the silver pills. The same six pills, each 5 grams in weight, make up the set, all packaged in a neat plastic box. As the pills are the same size as the originals, they can be put inside the dispenser and dispensed.
The set is nicely packaged overall and has a mintage of 4,000 units. We’d predict this will join the others in selling out and we don’t doubt for a second that there will be further releases. Something very different, it should be applauded for that. Our guide to the series is almost finished, so keep an eye out for that this week. Available from today.