Here are some coin designs that came over the transom this week. My favorite is this one from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Ordinarily my reaction to modern colorized coins is one of repulsion, but this one works in a big way. The color is a meaningful part of the design, not just slapped on like lipstick on a pig. And the chosen colors are gorgous. What's not to like? Here's the description from the May 2, 2013 World Mint News blog:
A new coin series will feature Butterflies of Canada, with the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail depicted on the first release. The design depicts an engraved and colored depiction of the butterfly resting on a dandelion. As an interesting first, the box for the coin uses a lenticular design so the butterfly will appear to be flapping its wings.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% silver with a weight of 28.02 grams and diameter of 40 mm. The maximum mintage is 10,000 coins, priced at $99.95 CAD.
A silver plated 50-cent coin featuring the same design is also available with a mintage limit of 20,000 and price of $34.95.
To read the complete article, see:
Royal Canadian Mint New Product Releases May 2013
Here are a few others sent by Pabitra Saha. Thanks!
Malta Gold Five Euro
Belgium Tour of Flanders
Seychelles Pope Francis coin
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