Frank Frazetta compiled a litany of popular artworks over the course of a career that spanned multiple decades. Fans of his fantasy and science fiction works can probably recall numerous designs, but none is more popular than his Silver Warrior image. The Legacy Collection carries on from Osborne Mint with the release of the 1 oz Silver Antique Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection Silver Warrior Round, available for purchase from Silver.com.
- Limited mintage of antique rounds set at 5,000 in total!
- Ships in a plastic capsule to preserve the round’s finish.
- Available with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Features an antique finish and edge lettered serial.
- Obverse bears the image of the Silver Warrior.
- Reverse includes a portrait of Frank Frazetta.
- Images recreated for the collection by Italian sculptor Luigi Badia.
The Silver Warrior was Frank’s first, and most popular, major design. It was used as the cover art for the paperback release of the “Conan the Barbarian” adventure tale. His design not only catapulted his career to new heights, it also changed the face of the sword and sorcery genre.
Each of the silver rounds in the Legacy Collection is hand-fed into the coining presses at Osborne Mint, and struck up to five times to create a stunning finish. In the case of these particular 1 oz. Silver Antique Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection Silver Warrior Rounds, the antique finish gives each round the appearance of age even though it is a brand-new product released in 2016.
The obverse side of each silver round features the imposing Silver Warrior. The massive, muscular warrior is shown riding his sled, holding a gigantic sword in one hand and the reins of the team of bears driving the sled in the other.
On the reverse side of the 1 oz Silver Antique Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection Silver Warrior Round is a depiction of Frazetta. The younger portrait of Frazetta is accompanied by engravings of his full name, birth year, and death year. His son Frank Jr.’s Seal of Authenticity is also included on this face.
Osborne Mint is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The oldest private mint in the United States, it was founded in 1836 and currently consists of a 60,000 square-foot facility that manufactures up to 20 million coin blanks annually.
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