One of the more coveted collectible silver round collections of recent memory has been the Egyptian Gods Series. The collection debuted with four distinctive designs, each one featuring two different historical depictions of an Ancient Egyptian deity as recorded in hieroglyphs from the ancient era. After a pause in the series, Provident Metals is proud to offer collectors with new designs as the series picks up where it left off. To ensure continuity in the look and feel of the series, the original designer, Heidi Wastweet, is also returning to complete the obverse and reverse designs for the relaunch of the collection.
When the Egyptian Gods Series debuted in the fall of 2015, the series would start with the image of Cleopatra and go on to release three subsequent designs. Regardless of the deity featured in the obverse and reverse designs, aspects of the series remained the same with each release, including the metal content, purity, and the strike style. You can read more on that in the Series Details below. Through the original production run of the series, the following images were released to collectors:
After a hiatus in production of the silver rounds in this collection, new designs were released in the fall of 2020. Collectors eagerly anticipating the return of the series can look forward to the release of at least three new designs in the series, each one following in the mold of the original issues that debuted in 2015. The 2 oz silver rounds are again struck in ultra-high relief with images reflecting each deity on both the obverse and reverse. The first announced design in the series is that of Osiris, with additional designs planned. Details of the upcoming continuation of the series include:
All of the 2 oz silver rounds in this collection feature .999 pure silver content and come with an ultra-high-relief strike. An ultra-high-relief round is one that is struck under immense pressure during the coining process. The goal is to create a design field with greater depth in the field and higher 3D relief on the design strike. An ultra-high-relief round has such great 3D detail that it is almost as though the design element itself is a small statue on the surface of the silver round.
Each one of the silver rounds comes in brand-new condition at the point of issue, with individual rounds in plastic flips and multiples inside of acrylic tubes of 20. All of the designs, past and present, were created by coin designer Heidi Wastweet.
When the original designs of the Egyptian Gods Series were released, it was Heidi Wastweet behind the artwork on each of the silver rounds. Ms. Wastweet has a remarkable career that dates back to 1987. Throughout the course of her career, she has created more than 1,000 coin and medal designs for private mints. She worked as the Chief Engraver of the Sunshine Mint for 11 years. She later served as the lead designer and sculptor for the Global Mint for five years. Some of her medal designs reside in the collections of institutions such as the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and the American Numismatic Society.
As the Egyptian Gods Series resumes, now is your chance to continue your collection with the upcoming new designs for the series. Please feel free to reach out to Provident Metals with any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email. Please don’t hesitate to consult our Payment Methods page with any questions about completing your purchase.