The Fortuna Redux 2013 6oz Silver Coin
How about this for a coin!! A thing of beauty, the Fortuna Redux is an utterly unique six ounce 32mm diameter silver coin that is over 22mm thick. This has allowed the designers to sculpt the sides as well and led to the art area of the coin increasing around 200% from a standard one.
The coin talisman for a prosperity in business.
The new coin of the Mint of Poland presents the Mercury, god of tradesmen and travelers, who was often depicted on Roman coins. He has been believed to bring good luck in business and commerce, and his winged staff caduceus protected merchants.
The obverse has an image of Mercury, next to it an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the face value: 50 DOLLARS. In the background – a map of the world with elements symbolized travelling. Along the rim – the inscriptions: 2013 (the year of the issue), NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), Ag 999 (the alloy). The reverse has an image of an ancient gold coin with the effigy of Mercury, in the background – a map of galaxy.
Uniquely, the third side of the coin shows a stylized image of Mercury’s legs with god’s wings, in the background – a map of the world with elements symbolized travelling. Designed for the Mint of Poland by designer Urszula Walerzak.
Without doubt one of the most technically advanced coins ever made, the video of its design and manufacture is worth a view for anybody even vaguely interested in modern coins. There are only 2,500 of these worldwide and we’re not expecting to get hold of many. Delivery may be up to 10 days, but it’s clearly worth the wait.