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April, 2017

CIT@TICC: Cherry Blossom Globe. A coin in a snow globe celebrates iconic Japanese season

By | 2017-05-11T21:39:07+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT@TICC: Cherry Blossom Globe. A coin in a snow globe celebrates iconic Japanese season It's time for the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC) and like at  most of the other major coin shows around the world, industry favourites Coin Invest Trust are launching a new selection of coins. We've already looked at a minigold (Princess Diana), a superb shaped silver coin (Remembrance Poppy) and another of their [...]

CIT@TICC: Princess Diana remembered on the lightest gold coin they’ve produced to date

By | 2017-05-11T21:39:32+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Gold, People, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT@TICC: Princess Diana remembered on the lightest gold coin they've produced to date Diana, Princess of Wales stands as one of the most iconic women of the 20th century. Born on 1 July 1961, she married Prince Charles, the heir to the British Throne, on 29 July 1981 and during a sometimes tumultuous relationship gave birth to two sons, William and Harry. After a bitter, public break-up [...]

CIT@TICC: Latest shaped silver coin is a beautiful tribute to Remembrance Day’s iconic poppy

By | 2017-05-11T21:39:49+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Event, History, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT's latest shaped silver coin is a beautiful tribute to Remembrance Day's iconic poppy There's no shortage of Remembrance Day coins released every year, especially over the last couple as we're running through a five-year centenary period for the First World War, but we haven't seen anything quite like Coin Invest Trust's new one.  Ostensibly a less extreme variant of their new shaped coin range (Panda, Skull, [...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 joins the growing selection of Marvel Universe silver coins

By | 2017-04-19T21:18:47+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Cook Islands|

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 joins the growing selection of Marvel Universe silver coins If there can be anything that the word phenomenon can be applied to in the movie world, it's the success of the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). After decades of failing to repeat the critical acclaim that DC enjoyed with its early Christopher Reeve Superman and Michael Keaton Batman movies, a new direction [...]

Queen Guinevere coin joins King Arthur in Choice Mint’s impressive look at the Camelot legends

By | 2017-04-17T19:18:40+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Choice Mint, Cook Islands|

Queen Guinevere coin joins King Arthur in Choice Mint's impressive look at the Camelot legends With two hit series now running simultaneously, Choice Mint are concentrating on making new entrants into them as excellent as possible. Their first range was called Legends of Asgard and a third coin is due out around the middle of the year featuring the frost giant Ymir. The second series is centred [...]

March, 2017

Skyline Dollars. Banknote-style silver coins the next big thing or a niche item?

By | 2017-03-27T18:37:10+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Banknote Style, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Skyline Dollars. Banknote-style silver coins the next big thing or a niche item? When is a coin not a coin? It's a question we often see opinions on as minting technology has allowed ever more ambitious designs to appear for sale. There are the hardcore collectors who believe that a coin should be round and cleanly struck. In our opinion that's too narrow a definition given that [...]

CIT continue their minigold coin bonanza with five new half-gram releases

By | 2017-03-24T10:26:27+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, People, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT continue their minigold coin bonanza with five new half-gram releases One of the earliest and certainly most eager proponents of the half-gram 'minigold' format coin, Liechtenstein-based and collector favourite Coin Invest Trust (CIT) have launched some more of these increasingly popular coins today. CIT usually launch when there's a major coin show on somewhere on the globe and this time it's the turn of the 2017 [...]

CIT’s Liberty Bar Collection launches with the smartminted americonic Statue of Liberty coin

By | 2017-03-13T10:30:58+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT's Liberty Bar Collection launches with the smartminted americonic Statue of Liberty coin Smartminting is back and for the first time has been used by Coin Invest Trust on a rectangular bar instead of a standard coin. The first in a new series from this multi award-winning European coin producer, the Statue of Liberty is an obvious first choice for a set of coins with the title [...]

February, 2017

We’re off to the Moon with Numiscollect’s latest windowed silver numismatic

By | 2017-02-18T11:25:15+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

We're off to the Moon with Numiscollect's latest windowed silver numismatic A perennial favourite for the past few years, meteorite coins come in many forms, often employing new cutting edge minting techniques. What they have in common however, is an embedded piece of one of the myriad meteorites that have crashed to Earth over the last few million years. In many cases, the rarity of the meteorite [...]

Powercoins iconic 2016 Guy Fawkes coin goes back in time for the latest 2017 issue

By | 2017-02-13T09:42:37+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, History, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Powercoins iconic 2016 Guy Fawkes coin goes back in time for the latest 2017 issue An unsuspected treat last year was Roman coin dealer Powercoin releasing a pair of excellent CIT-produced silver coins. Both employed new uber-hit technique SmartMinting and both featured subjects well apart from the usual common ones. One was called Cupid & Psyche and was themed around classic sculpture. Featuring high-relief and colour on [...]