Nov 012012

Check out the slithering serpents on these unusual rectangular coins. Each struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the rectangular releases are a fang-tastic spectacle in their transparent four-coin display box.

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  2 Responses to “Four-coin snake set a ‘fang-tastic’ spectacle!”

  1. Very good video Blog Team.

    Reminds me of your other coloured video, I think it was colouring the dragon???

    I’ve always wondered about your colourization treatment!

    Sometimes a question pops up regarding how tough the coating is and if it’s UV resistant, not that I think people would expose thier collection to sunlight but a few people do display their larger coloured coins, like the 10oz and Kilo coloured coins and of course sets like the rectangular set would look fabulous on any display cabinet.

    Sometimes they might get a bit of sunlight on them, so do you think they would fade over a period of time?

    Also, as an experiment, if I took one of my coloured dragon 1/2oz (Red) bullion coins, what could I use to dissolve the colouring so I was left with a silver coin?

    Would acetone work?

    Kind regards

    Billy Black Smith

    • Hi Billy

      Here’s an extract from a previous article prepared by the Mint:

      “Special inks are required for optimal quality… The Mint mixes its ink with hardener, which cures to leave an exceptionally durable finish which is resistant to fading, as well as to solvent and chemical attack.”

      The ‘relief’ of a coloured coin is quite different to a non-coloured release – so even if it were easy to remove the ink, you may not end up with what you’re expecting!

      There is also the issue of ‘defacement’ to consider. It is definitely worth being aware of Part II Section 16 of the Crimes (Currency) Act 1981. Also, by removing coloured inks the coin would no longer be legal tender.

      Hope this is useful,

      Kind regards

      Blog Team


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