2020 $25 FINE SILVER COIN MULTIFACETED ANIMAL HEAD: LYNX
Item Number: 173365
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 30.88 g
Diameter: 36 mm
Face Value: $25
Artist: Traian Georgescu
Packaging: Black clamshell with black beauty box
Innovative world first coining technology. The Lynx Head features an ingenious approach to coin design. This third issue in the 3-coin series
is the third proof-quality coins struck with extraordinarily high relief (EHR)—a new term in the world of minting. EHR is defined by an impressive
relief that reaches to around 6 millimetres on a coin of only 36 millimetres in diameter and 1 oz. in weight. Ultra-high relief coins barely reach
2 millimetres of height and standard relief coins remain almost flat in comparison.
Exceptional frosting. The Lynx Head’s multiple facets, composed of 435 polygons, are crafted in proof finish to reflect light from various angles.
The result is a coin that sparkles like a diamond. The highest quality proof finish combined with the EHR technique gives it an unequaled brilliance
and sharpness, making it a world first coin of its kind. A lightly frosted background accentuates the sparkle of the central main design, giving its
already dazzling subject even more emphasis. On the obverse, multiple light-relief facets provide similar luminous, reflective effect.
Unique sculpting. The exceptional three-dimensionality of extraordinarily high relief allows the Lynx Head to elevate mere embossing to a
sculpture faithful to the anatomical proportions of an actual lynx head. The relief is so extreme and pronounced that the modeling and tooling work
had to be approached in an unorthodox manner. The engravers had to adapt their normal coin modeling procedures, CNC machining strategies
and tool polishing methods to accommodate such an extreme relief.