We often report on the coinage of unofficial nations. This week the
Internet-based "state" of Wirtland issued a new silver coin. I'd never heard of this "state" before, but I like their sleek coin designs. See
for more information.
Two months after successful launch of Wirtland's gold coin, Wirtland now introduces its first silver coin, the "Silver Crane". The new "Silver Crane" weighs 1 troy ounce (31.1 grams) and consists of .999 pure silver, its diameter is 39 mm.
The coin's denomination is 2 International Currency Units (ICU). The "Silver Crane" can be purchased online for 38 US dollars from Wirtland's official mint.
The design of new silver coin is similar to 1/10 ounce "Gold Crane" which was considered to be the world's first physical gold coin issued by a virtual country, and called a "work of art" by experts. The silver coin, which is much larger in size, features the same image of migratory crane, symbolizing that virtual country transcends lands and borders.
To read the complete article, see:
After "Gold Crane", Wirtland introduces new coin "Silver Crane"
I shouldn't have been surprised, but when I followed links to learn about the designer of the coins, it turned out to be Daniel Carr! I have some of his coins in my collection, and we've discussed his work before.
To read an earlier E-Sylum article on Daniel Carr, see:
NEW "HARD TIMES" TOKENS FROM COIN DESIGNER DANIEL CARR
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