To launch the transition from the SBSS series to the refreshed Silver Shield, Chris Duane launched a limited edition 5 oz New Years round in BU and Proof-like editions, with the final SBSS crest on the obverse, and the new Silver Shield crest on the reverse.
Due to a minting error a very limited number of these rounds were struck with the Trivium on one side and the new Silver Shield Crest on the other side. There won't be anymore minted.
Chris Duane has confirmed that he has no plans of ever producing a 5 oz Trivium coin under the Silver Shield series. Due to the extremely small mintage of this mint error coin, these 5 oz Trivium New Year's Rounds are a collector must-have.
Not only are mint errors not a cause for concern but typically they fetch higher premiums than the correct version. Previous mint error coins in the SBSS series have commanded extremely high premiums on the secondary market and similar stories from sovereign mints fuel the search for that one rare coin worth a fortune.
This extremely rare mint error round is a must have for any collector of the series.
In multiples of 20 these coins will be shipped in a plastic tube.
|Trivium symbol placed on a Flower of Life pattern - Grammar - Logic - Rhetoric - Life - Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness|
|The revised Silver Shield logo with the trivium in the centre encircled by the words "Silver Shield 5 Troy ounce 2014 .999 Pure AG" surrounded by 47 bullets|