As 2018 draws to a close, here at Collectors Gallery we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to look back at some of the incredible coins that were released in the last 12 months.
From innovative new minting techniques to absolutely stunning designs, 2018 has been quite a year for coin collectors!
We’ve chosen some of the most popular coins from the past 12 months, which you can see below. But we NEED YOUR HELP in deciding what coin is to be crowned the collector’s favourite.
Please decide from the following coins and vote for your favourite in our poll at the bottom of the blog.
The Bumble Bee and Bloom 5oz Fine Silver Proof Coin
This coin truly is a WORLD FIRST. It features an amazing interactive component: a moveable bumble bee, which spins around the rose-gold plated bloom using gyroscopic technology. You just have to tilt the coin to watch the bee fly!
However, this is not just a world first in minting technology, but also a spectacular work of art that has made a gorgeous addition to many collections.
The High Relief Day of the Dead Skull Silver 1oz Coin
Sure to send a shiver down your spine, this intricate coin is nearly a centimetre in depth. The third release in the Skulls coin series, the Day of the Dead Silver Skull coin is struck using the most innovative of modern minting techniques to create the incredible 3D effect and fine detail of the elaborate calavera designs. Struck from 1oz of fine silver with an antique finish, this coin has to be seen to be believed.
The Official Star Wars Ultra High Relief Death Star Silver 2oz Coin
This officially licensed Star Wars 2oz Fine Silver coin provides the ultimate collector’s item for any Star Wars fan.
Featuring an incredibly detailed depiction of the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, this unique 2oz fine silver coin has been finished to a Proof standard. With an ultra-high relief and concave design, this Silver Proof coin sets itself as the unrivalled Star Wars commemorative in the Collectors world.
The Death’s Head Hawkmoth Black Proof Silver 2oz Coin
The first thing you’ll notice about this hauntingly beautiful coin is the shadowy black proof finish and the unusual shape of the coin, both of which are achieved using expert minting processes that haven’t been around for long.
Struck from 2oz of pure silver, the coins unexpected thickness gives the Hawkmoth’s ordinarily fragile body a haunting intensity.
For the first time EVER, a brand new technique called ‘lapping’ has been used to create a bright, reflective surface on the wings which contrasts beautifully against the black proof finish – the glint as it catches the light will have you believing the Hawkmoth has come to life…
The Official AC/DC Black Ice Album Cover Black Proof Silver 2oz Coin
AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide and have been given the title of “The greatest rock and roll band of all time.”
So it seems only right that to celebrate 10 years since the release of one of AC/DC’s most iconic albums, an officially licensed coin, struck from an impressive 2oz of fine silver with a striking black proof finish, has been issued.
It features the cover of AC/DC’s 2008 album ‘Black Ice’. The coin combines selective colour with intricate engraved design and high relief using state of the art smart minting.