When it works, it works! The idea of a silver stacker is not new but when the creators of this issue came up with the concept of Achilles Shield... they must have slapped each other in excitement! Its brilliant!
During the Trojan War, according to Homer's The Iliad, Achilles close friend was slain by Hector - the greatest Warrior of Troy. To avenge his death, Achilles went into battle with Hector, armed with a shield forged for him by the God of Olympus, Hephaestus!
Taking inspiration from the tale, this silver stacker, struck on a curved (or domed) two ounce, 99.9% pure silver round features intricate relief on one side. The design is then repeated on the back - but incuse, allowing for each silver round to be stacked and interlocked neatly, one upon another. Excellent!
Produced to a quality normally expected from a limited edition collector coin, the Achilles Shield, instead, has an Unlimited mintage! That high mintage means that the price is extraordinarily low for such quality and creativity.
Delivery expected to begin late August/early September 2021.