2020 PNG 10K Bird of Paradise 1oz Silver Proof PF70
Often described as the most beautiful coin ever produced, the German New Guinea Bird of Paradise 20 Mark was spectacular. Featuring the titular native bird at full display, plumage out for all to see, this sovereign sized gold issue has become hugely sought after - with some recent auctions seeing prices as high as USD$85,000! This coin then, released by the modern Papua New Guinea, for the 125th anniversary of the original, is a very special release indeed.
Whilst there were silver coins struck with the Bird of Paradise design in the late 1890's, there certainly wasn't a coin struck in the modern-collector size of 38.6mm, nor as a full one ounce, 99.9% pure coin! This 2020 2020 PNG Bird of Paradise is therefore one out in the design's history! Just like its 1/4oz gold sibling (Available here) the silver Bird of Paradise is limited to a tiny mintage - just 400 have been produced. And, again, ALL of that 400 have been sent for independent grading, with only the perfect coins ever making out for general release! That's right, just the Proof 70 (a perfect score) coins will be available. Who knows how many that will be - but even if it is all 400.... that's still a meagre 400 coins worldwide!