Osborne Mint is offering a collection of iconic American coinage designs re-interpreted in one ounce of .999 fine silver. Four classic sculpted profiles will be re-modeled using modern techniques to achieve unheard of design depth and detail. These rounds are 10 times deeper than standard deep relief rounds.
The elaborate detail is evident at first glance where two things immediately catch the eye. First, because the round is convex, the resulting obverse images towers over the surface and every single dip, swirl, cut and facet is enhanced. The second is that a super deep relief mirror image is created on the concave side. The impression is so deep it will actually hold water.
Not to be confused with replicas, these rounds are a new twist on familiar coinage that collectors will covet for their unsurpassed quality and intricate detail.
The first design in the series is the proud Indian from the 1913 Buffalo Nickel and is currently available at Apmex and Littleton Coin. Because of the mega depth, the crags in the Indian’s face and the individual segments of the feathers in his hair can actually be traced with your fingers.
Second in the series is the 1893 Morgan Dollar with the female bust representing Liberty. The detail on her crown is so exquisite that you can see the individual wheat sheaves and cotton bolls opening as if reaching for the sun while her hair curls loosely around her neck. Finishes include proof, antique and colorized proof. Available from leading precious metal dealers Apmex and Littleton Coin.
The American Legacy series is an Osborne Mint exclusive and is struck in the USA. Each round is edge numbered and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The rounds are enclosed in custom fitted, curved capsules that emphasize the depth of the design and protect the silver from tarnishing. The rounds are available in proof, antique and colorized proof.
Osborne Mint (a division of Osborne Coinage) is the oldest private mint in the United States, with continuous operations in Cincinnati, OH since 1835.
Products made by Osborne are manufactured to strict standards for metal purity, weight and dimensions. The O/M mint mark graces the back of every design sold.
Sure to be the most popular of the releases, the deep relief 1909 Lincoln penny's detail is amazing, especially when overlaid with gold color.