Cook Islands

February, 2018

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect

By | 2018-02-08T15:30:27+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia, Palau|

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect With SmartMinting continuing to impressive with ultra high-relief strikes maintaining tons of detail, it's easy to forget that it can be employed in other ways as well. There seems to be a slowly increasing interest in coins that eschew the standard flat format, whether it be round or another geometric shape, in favour of one [...]

January, 2018

Hit comic series Yi Soon Shin gets a smartminted silver coin companion series from CIT

By | 2018-01-22T12:58:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Hit comic series Yi Soon Shin gets a smartminted silver coin companion series from CIT Any list of the greatest admirals in history would undoubtedly feature Yi Sun Shin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598). At a time of war with Japan, this incredibly talented military leader won every battle he fought in, decimating Japanese fleets time and again. At the Battle of Myeongnyang, he took [...]

December, 2017

History of the Crusades heads north with the first Northern Crusade silver coin

By | 2017-12-29T15:40:09+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

History of the Crusades heads north with the first Northern Crusade silver coin We've made no secret of our love of Numicollects History of the Crusades coin series and with the release of the Last Crusader coin it appeared it was coming to an end. However, the Christian armies rampaged over more than just those hot regions. Little known in comparison to the famous crusades of the [...]

After last years superb Thors Hammer coin, Numiscollect choose Aegis, the Shield of Athena for 2018

By | 2017-12-19T11:58:09+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

After last years superb Thors Hammer coin, Numiscollect choose Aegis, the Shield of Athena for 2018 The second of Dutch coin producer Numiscollect's new ancient mythology coins is a different beast to the Chimera coin we covered last week. Whereas that was the first in a new series featuring the animals of mythology, this is the second coin in the Mythology series that showcases legendary artifacts from [...]

The latest porcelain-embedded Royal Delft silver coin from Numiscollect is a lesson in Dutchness

By | 2017-12-12T09:09:38+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The latest porcelain-embedded Royal Delft silver coin from Numiscollect is a lesson in Dutchness One of the more unusual series of coins on the market today, Numiscollects Royal Delft series celebrates the work of the famed Dutch earthenware producer. Famous for their blue on white look, this fine-silver series uses that as the basis for their design. Called Land of Water, this refers to a country that [...]

November, 2017

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set

By | 2017-11-20T17:51:43+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: History, People, Silver, Downies, Cook Islands|

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set One of the worlds foremost explorers, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy is famed for making three epic voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Credited with the first recorded European contact with the Hawaiian Islands and the east coast of Australia, as well as the first circumnavigation of New Zealand, Cook sailed [...]

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America

By | 2017-11-11T12:04:55+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, History, Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America A relatively new concept in modern numismatics, ultra-thin banknote-style coins have grown in popularity since their debut last year.  Usually 150 x 70 mm in size and weighing around five grams, the concept is a little older, but CIT took them into legal tender territory last year when they debuted the [...]

The Perth Mints hit Gods of Olympus is back with thirteen new silver coins in a limited run

By | 2017-11-07T10:05:42+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cook Islands, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mints hit Gods of Olympus is back with thirteen new silver coins in a limited run One of the biggest hits of 2014 and a coin that kicked off a the whole modern numismatic trend for antiqued, high-relief ancient mythology, Zeus was the first of the Perth Mints Gods series. Since its debut, there have been four complete three-coin series and all have sold out. [...]

September, 2017

The nocturnal world of animals investigated by the Cook Islands on Numiscollects latest

By | 2017-09-03T22:50:52+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The nocturnal world of animals investigated by the Cook Islands on Numiscollects latest Another new series from Numiscollect heads back in the darkness with a look at the nocturnal world of the animal kingdom. A fascinating subject with plenty of material to choose from, this Dutch coin producer has chosen the much-loved Red Panda to kick the series off. Native to the Himalayas and southwestern China, this [...]

August, 2017

Iconic Egyptian scarab symbolism celebrated on striking liimited box sets of silver coins from CIT

By | 2017-08-27T20:39:29+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Iconic Egyptian scarab symbolism celebrated on striking liimited box sets of silver coins from CIT A surprise release at this months ANA show was a second set of Scarab coins from Coin Invest Trust. Following on from a debut set released at the World Money Fair in Berlin back in late January, we never covered that one in any detail so now seems a good time to [...]