The Merrick Mint breathes savage new life into one of America's favorite coin designs with this breathtaking, uniquely bold black ruthenium- and 24K gold-clad copper coin. And you can't get this stunning, exclusive collectible anywhere but here! Inspired by the classic "Indian head" design on the treasured, highly sought-after American "buffalo nickel," this exclusive collectible coin features a similar Native American profile portrait, with a ghoulish twist. While our "Indian head" retains the feathers and braided locks of the original, the familiar weathered Indian face is replaced with an eerie, but undeniably cool, human skull motif. Gleaming 24K gold shrouds the Indian skull portrait, sharply offsetting the brooding black ruthenium-plated background of the coin's obverse. Ruthenium is a transition metal similar to platinum, only darker and far rarer. Another wicked take on a classic American currency design, the Indian Skull Coin's ruthenium-clad reverse depicts the conventional "stars and stripes" shield, but a radiating tangle of serpents takes the place of the typical bald eagle. Both the obverse and reverse designs evoke vintage "hobo coins" - ordinary metal currency painstakingly sculpted by ordinary individuals to take on new, unique imagery, from gently altered faces to wholly transformed surfaces. Hobo coins are classic American folk art in miniature, but make no mistake - the Merrick Mint's collectible Indian Skull Coin is no miniature, measuring an impressive 1 1/2" in diameter. That's slightly larger than the common "Eisenhower Silver Dollar," which is famous for its imposing size. Flawlessly minted, every artistic detail - delicate feather and hair texture, realistic cranial anatomy, snake scales and more - is clearly visible and rendered in bold relief. As indicated by raised lettering on the reverse, the gold- and ruthenium-clad Indian Skull Coin is one ounce of .999 percent pure copper, making it not only collectible, but a great investment, as well! Collectible coins always make fabulous gifts, and none are as memorable as the Indian Skull Coin, which comes sealed in a clear protective acrylic capsule and includes a display stand and certificate of authenticity from the Merrick Mint. But don't hesitate! The Merrick Mint produced these rare, black-and-gold beauties exclusively for us, and the minting was extremely limited. Get yours before this small stash of Indian Skull Coins - the only one in the world - runs out for good!
Eerie but wicked-cool twist on classic American coin designs
1-oz .999% pure copper, clad in rare ruthenium, 24K gold
Exclusive, limited minting - not available anywhere else
Includes coin capsule, stand, certificate of authenticity
Diameter: 1 1/2" | Approximately 1/8" thick