Germania Beasts: Fafnir

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    Germania Mint will be releasing the first of their Germania Beasts series "Fafnir" in August. Originally, they had two variants announced (1 oz silver BU with 25k mintage and Geminus 2 x 1 oz Limited Edition with 500 mintage) but they've added a third variant: 2 oz Silver BU with 999 mintage. From their description: the new 2 oz has ultra double high relief (4 mm on the Obverse and 2 mm on the Reverse) and the Fafnir dragon has been covered with a "Chameleon" special effect that makes the dragon’s skin shimmer in different colours in the light.

    I was luke warm on the issue initially, but I like the 2 oz. Some shots below, but there's a nice video showing the relief.

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    These guys are certainly doing some interesting stuff. I liked Germania, skipped Allegories, and i think i will go for this one.
     
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    I'm a fan of theirs, but I think each second issue of their series is never as good as the first. IMO there is always something a little off with their follow-ups: look at Warriors: Ariowit ("veiny") and Germania 2020 ("cartoon cleavage").

    I was a potential pass on Fafnir, but I like the 2 oz.
     
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    I’m a pass. :eek:
     
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    It looks nice in person)
    And got a good market appreciation ;)
     
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    The reiief is very nice, and the chameleon coating makes it "pop."

    I'm not crazy about the acrylic display, though. I would have preferred a wooden case, but overall a beautiful coin.
     
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    I liked that enhanced version too. The price was also high relief)))

    So I bought simple BU version at initial price. And do not regret ;)
     
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    lol definitely. But like you said the price has gone up after release, even though the coin is still available (I'm surprised it hasn't sold out).
     
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