Thursday, September 11, 2014

Franklin Mint Rolls Out New Coin

COATESVILLE, PA (AIP) – The Franklin Mint is proud to announce the sale of its limited edition one ounce silver Ray Rice KO Dollar Coin, a proof edition one dollar piece commemorating that fateful night in Atlantic City when former Pro Bowl Football Star Rice dropped his soon to be wife with a stunning one punch knockout.

“It’s a remarkable collectable,” said Franklin Mint spokesman Marilyn Congreves. “Our engravers have absolutely captured the moment, taken directly from the grainy black and white surveillance video, that illustrates the stunning power and exquisite delivery of perhaps the most famous elevator knockout of all time.

“It’s a beautiful collectable and a wonderful hedge against inflation.”

This one ounce, 99.999 pure silver bas relief coin, struck for and legal tender in the South Sea island Republic of Nauru, features an image of Mr. Rice on the obverse, sculpted from his 2013 team picture, above the unforgettable inscription In Blunt Force Trauma We Trust. The reverse side of the coin captures the moment when Rice’s closed fist fractured the orbital bone in his soon to be spouse Janay Palmer’s face.

“You can almost feel the pain Palmer must have felt just nanoseconds before she went lights out and hit the floor like a sack of potatoes,” said Congreves. “This beautiful coin really captures that moment.”

Each coin comes in a beautifully executed black and purple presentation box with a certificate of authenticity, signed with Rice’s mark. A limited run of 400,000 coins will be struck.


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