Heads or Tales Coin Company’s collection of silver statues is truly the most diverse in the industry right now. Their designs range from those celebrating famous bullion coin programs, the Coins of the World Series, to the Silversmith collection that focuses on the many stories from the Christian bible. The Frank Frazetta collection of silver statues focuses on one of America’s greatest graphic artists, a man who dominated the science-fiction and fantasy art field for decades.
There’s another factor that makes the Frank Frazetta Silver Statues collection from HotCo even more unique though. The pieces, all available for individual purchase, are ideally designed for use on a chess board and have been assigned a role on the board matching their design. From the lowly, hardworking pawn to the majestic Queen, learn all about the Frazetta Silver Statues from HotCo that are available now from JM Bullion!
One of the United States’ most recognizable science fiction and fantasy artists, Frank Frazetta created a variety of artworks for mediums ranging from comic books to the cover of fantasy novels. Frazetta is one of America’s most iconic science-fiction and fantasy artists. Throughout his life he worked with directors and producers such as George Lucas and Clint Eastwood to create some of the iconic character images you’ve seen in film and writing in the 20th century.
The Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection comes to life in a brand-new way in a beautiful chess set. Many of his greatest works are reimagined as the iconic pieces of a chess set. Each statue in the six-design release features an antique finish, which is a proprietary polish of HotCo applied to silver statues to provide age and a beautiful patina to the overall appearance. The casting of each statue is limited, and there are three different sizes available.
The Atlantis Silver Statue represents the pawn, and as the smallest piece on the chess board has a 4 oz weight. The Huntress (knight), Death Dealer (bishop), Egyptian Queen (Queen) and Barbarian (King) all have a 6 oz weight, while the Silver Warrior (Rook) comes in at 8 oz of actual silver content in total.
All of the Antique Finish Frazetta Silver Statues in the chess collection ship to you inside of a protective box, and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity that aligns with the number applied to the bottom of these statues. A full set in the collection would include 168 ounces of pure silver and include 16 Atlantis, 4 Silver Warrior, 4 Death Dealer, 4 Huntress, 2 Egyptian Queen, and 2 Barbarian pieces.
Atlantis is one of the most fabled locations in the history of human civilization. The beautiful city of the ancient world is a source of arguments, as some believe it did in fact exist and other insist it is fictitious. The city of Atlantis was believed to be a seaside city that literally sank into the ocean around it. For centuries mankind has argued the exact location of the city of Atlantis, with some believing it was in the Mediterranean while others insist it was located in the Caribbean Sea. For all the mythology behind the city, no concrete answers have ever been discovered.
The 4 oz Antique Finish Atlantis Silver Statue features the impressive image of a Greek warrior. Frazetta created this image of a chiseled, imposing Greek warrior for the cover of the famous book “Atlantis Rising” from Brad Steiger. The Greek warrior valiantly stands guard over the ruined city, and as a pawn in the chess set, brings unwavering courage to your arsenal.
Among the most popular designs from Frazetta was the Death Dealer, which appeared on the first album from singer Molly Hatchet. His Death Dealer design came from a 1973 fantasy painting. Though it was first used publicly on the cover of Hatchet’s debut album, it has since been adopted by countless groups, including the United States Army’s III Corp.
The 6 oz Antique Finish Death Dealer Silver Statue features Frazetta’s popular design. Death Dealer is a foreboding image of a warrior mounted on a massive horse, wearing a horned helmet and full body armor. He holds a gigantic shield in his left hand and a bloodied axe in his right. His face is obscured by the shadows of the helmet he wears.
Frazetta was famous for capturing the warrior spirit of powerful women, and doing so with spectacular strength and clarity. The Huntress is one of his most well-known women art figures, and she conquers all in this set with a pair of Sabre Tooth Tigers brought to heel by the raw feminine sexuality and masculine power of her figure. In the 6 oz Antique Finish The Huntress Silver Statue you’ll find that imposing and powerful image of the Huntress as Frazetta originally designed her figure, tall in stature and possessing the strength to hold a Sabre Tooth tiger at bay.
If there’s one design from Frank Frazetta that deserves credit for his impressive career, it is the Silver Warrior. Created as the cover art for the paperback version of “Conan the Barbarian,” this design is credited with not only launching his career to new heights, but also for changing the sword and sorcery artwork genre.
His Silver Warrior design was created for the cover of the paperback version of the fantasy story “Conan the Barbarian.” Following the book’s release, Frank’s popularity skyrocketed and demand for his work was immense. In his original artwork, the Silver Warrior is clad in armor and riding on a sled pulled by a team of bears. The 8 oz Antique Finish Silver Warrior Silver Statue captures the warrior with sword in hand as he rides his sled into battle fully clad in his armor.
While it is hard to characterize any one work from Frazetta as his greatest, The Barbarian design certainly stands out in the crowded field of works from the American artist. It may feature as the third design in the Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection, but to fans of the sword and sorcery genre it is perhaps the greatest piece of work he created.
The Barbarian design is representative of Conan the Barbarian, and is among a host of Frazetta’s works that have gained iconic status not just in American culture, but around the world. The Barbarian, as part of the chess set, represents the King. The 6 oz Antique Finish Barbarian Silver Statue features the stoic, muscular Barbarian standing in front of his sword, which is plunged into the ground in front of him.
Frazetta famously depicted many fierce female warriors in his works of science-fiction and fantasy art, but none was quite like the Egyptian Queen. His mastery of the true feminine form gave rise to the sultry Egyptian Queen. In the 6 oz Antique Finish Egyptian Queen Silver Statue she is depicted in this statue as he originally created her, leaning against a pillar as she gazes off to her right with a guard on her left.
Heads or Tales Coin Company, also known as HotCo, brings the age-old art of sculpting to life in a way that other modern mints and refineries cannot accomplish. These second generation mint masters are producing a total of six incredible statues in the Coins of the World collection. More information on future silver statue designs will be available as those products are released for sale.
When you decide to purchase one, or all of the Frazetta Silver Statues from JM Bullion, you’ll find that we proudly accept a variety of payment methods for your silver statue purchase. We accept major credit/debit cards, with an average one-business-day processing time. Bank wire, Bitcoin, and PayPal transactions are processed immediately, releasing your coins into our shipping queue the fastest. Paper check and ACH payments are accepted, but take an average of four to six business days to process. ACH, paper check and bank wire transactions quality for a 4% discount.
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