Cameroon

February, 2018

Carved Skull coins are back with St Aloysius Gonzaga, a work by artist Zane Wylie

By | 2018-02-10T01:16:18+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Carved Skull coins are back with St Aloysius Gonzaga, a work by artist Zane Wylie A popular coin on its debut last year, the first Carved Skull coin carried a highly unusual subject for a numismatic. Carved human skulls date back literally thousands of years and have been a constant component of many cultures around the world. Even today, there are artists that use them to create [...]

December, 2017

Gustav Klimt represents Motherhood in Art on the Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin

By | 2017-12-14T12:29:49+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Gustav Klimt represents Motherhood in Art on the Mint of Poland's latest silver coin The Mint of Poland has debuted a new fine silver coin and master artist Gustav Klimt has found his striking artwork being used again. A popular subject for art-themed coins over the last couple of years, Klimt's often controversial work has commanded some quite staggering sums at auction. This one is called The [...]

October, 2017

The classic numismatic icon of Ancient Greece is modernised for new antiqued silver coin

By | 2017-10-26T14:34:32+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The classic numismatic icon of Ancient Greece is modernised for new antiqued silver coin As iconic in its day as any modern design is now, the Ancient Greek Tetradrachm (literally 'four drachmae') was introduced in the sixth century BCE and replaced the older didrachms with their heraldic style. Carrying the head of the goddess Athena on one side and the image of the owl of Athena, with [...]

Moneda Nueva is back in the lunar market with a high-relief Year of the Dog coin

By | 2017-10-14T12:29:27+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Moneda Nueva|

Moneda Nueva is back in the lunar market with a high-relief Year of the Dog coin Producer of probably our favourite lunar snake coin, Moneda Nueva didn't follow it up in following years but are now back with a new entrant into what is the most varied theme in modern numismatics. Issued for the Republic of Cameroon instead of Samoa, it retains the high-relief strike and the [...]

Cameroon and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series ‘Carved Skulls and Bones’

By | 2017-10-10T09:23:50+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Cameroon and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series 'Carved Skulls and Bones' A pernennial image in culture from Neolithic times right up to the modern world, the human skull has been used to represent everything from love to dread. The recent discovery of carved human skulls in a 12,000 year old temple in southeastern Turkey, which predates even most forms of agriculture, [...]

July, 2017

Moneda Nueva launches a superb Roswell UFO anniversary silver coin. Or is it a weather balloon….

By | 2017-07-13T18:09:38+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Silver, Cameroon, Moneda Nueva|

Moneda Nueva launches a superb Roswell UFO anniversary silver coin. Or is it a weather balloon.... Just a few days after we covered Art Mints's new Roswell 70th anniversary coin (already sold out at the mint), comes a second, bigger silver coin covering this enigmatic landmark event in conspiracy lore. This time the honours are being done by Spanish coin-producer, Moneda Nueva, previously noted for their superb one-kilo [...]

May, 2017

200 Years of the New York Stock Exchange marked on silver coin from Cameroon

By | 2017-05-17T13:13:03+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

200 Years of the New York Stock Exchange marked on silver coin from Cameroon Love it or hate it, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the worlds most influential financial organisations and is now commemorating being in existence for two centuries. By market capitalization it's the world's largest stock exchange and in June 2016 its listed companies capitalised at US$19.3 trillion. Located at 11 Wall [...]

July, 2016

Mint of Poland week: Faberge’s Trans-Siberian Railway Easter egg reincarnated

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:41+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Early every year, the numismatic industry gets together to release details of most of the years new coins. In amongst the crowd at the World Money Fair in Berlin sits the Mint of Poland, not only one of the most prolific mints around, but one of the most innovative as well. They mint everything from a plethora of coloured wildlife coins through to classically designed historical coins, often for the National [...]

Mint of Poland week: Cervantes and Shakespeares death commemorated

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:42+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

In the annals of literary history, 1516 will go down as a year to forget. The deaths of two of the worlds greatest writers just a day apart saw to that. On the 23 April, William Shakespeare died in his early fifties, and on the 22nd, the writer of ground-breaking novel Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes died aged 68. In actual fact, Shakespeare died on 3 May 1616 by todays calendar, [...]

June, 2016

Big Five gold wildlife series features six variants including a minigold

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:49+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Categories: Gold, Nature, Cameroon|

The Big Five is a term coined by big-game hunters to describe the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot, although it's now widely used by tourist/wildlife guides as well. Comprised of the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and the Rhinoceros, all members can only be found in certain countries (Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, [...]