2018 Crystal Skull Vanidad 1 oz Silver Coin
- Year of Issue: 2018
- Country: Equatorial Guinea
- Composition: Silver
- Purity: 0.9990
- Condition: Proof
- Face Value: 1000 Francs
- Mintage: 1,750
VANIDAD, which means Spanish for vanity is the theme for this remarkable coin. In Christian folklore, vanity is part of “pride,” one of the seven deadly sins.
Using a processing technique called “Black Proof,” the artisans at the mint have created a luxurious black surface on the coin’s reverse and with the smartminting© technology, the red roses are able to stand out dramatically. A special frosting has also been applied to the coin’s surface that creates an effect of rising smoke symbolizing once again the transient nature of all things. The skull itself juts forth from the surface of the coin and this effect is no small feat as it is actually a Swarovski® crystal intricately inlayed into the coin itself! The magnificent shimming crystal skull is perfectly contrasted by the colorized jaw that is struck in high relief.
With a low mintage of 1,750, don’t wait to get this beauty to be part of your collection!