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March, 2019

One small step continues. Numiscollect insert actual moon meteorite material in their latest coin

By |2019-03-23T20:26:03+00:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

One small step continues. Numiscollect insert actual moon meteorite material in their latest coin Time to kick off a look at a second wave of coins celebrating the ground-breaking Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 after our first batch a few weeks ago (see toggle). We've gone over the history several times before, so we'll jump straight into the coin itself. This is the second Numiscollect coin [...]

February, 2019

CIT@WMF: A claustrophobics worst nightmare is realised on a cool new silver coin called Trapped

By |2019-02-01T16:35:47+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT@WMF: A claustrophobics worst nightmare is realised on a cool new silver coin called Trapped As we're constantly saying, we love new concepts here and CIT Coin Invest push out new and interesting ones on a regular basis, more so than any other producer. What we have here is, on the surface, a simple one-ounce silver coin that eschews any form of  insert or gimmickry. [...]

January, 2019

One small week for mankind: Before Apollo 11 there was Apollo 8 and Numiscollect remembers

By |2019-01-25T16:10:13+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

One small week for mankind: Before Apollo 11 there was Apollo 8 and Numiscollect remembers Not strictly a moon landing celebration, Numiscollects latest entry in its 'Meteorites' series commemorates the Apollo 8 mission, without which Apollo 11 would not have been possible. Crewed by Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders, the mission was the first time that human beings had [...]

One small week for mankind: Powercoin incorporates a piece of Apollo 11 in its smartminted coin

By |2019-01-21T01:24:51+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

One small week for mankind: Powercoin incorporates a piece of Apollo 11 in its smartminted coin Our look at 50th anniversary of the moon landing coins continues with Powercoins CIT-produced effort.  Struck in three-ounces of fine 0.999, the coin employs colour and a black proof finish to stand out from the crowd, but adds in a little something to make it quite special. The design isn't a [...]

November, 2018

Sell out AC/DC coins joined by a new vinyl-style Highway To Hell silver foil from CIT

By |2018-11-08T22:23:45+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Sell out AC/DC coins joined by a new vinyl-style Highway To Hell silver foil from CIT Now I can't say I'm an AC/DC fan personally, but it's clear this is an absolute juggernaut of a band. A long history and strong catalogue of hit albums ensure they're one of the greats. Depsite that, we were surprised to see AC/DC coins from both CIT Coin Invest [...]

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang

By |2018-11-08T14:35:05+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang With the addition of these three new issues at the Beijing International Coin Exposition, CIT's Skyline Dollar series is now thirteen issues big. A range that CIT used to help bring the new silver coin note format to popular attention, it seems to be quite popular and a nice way to get banknote [...]

October, 2018

Powercoin’s striking Revolutionary Masks series draws on the weird appeal of Salvador Dali

By |2018-10-21T01:37:08+00:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Powercoin's striking Revolutionary Masks series draws on the weird appeal of Salvador Dali Quite an unusual subject for a coin series, Revolutionary Masks launched two years ago with a very cool Guido Fawkes issue. Depicting a modern day activist wearing one of the masks made popular in the movie V for Vendetta, and later taken up by the hacktivist group Anonymous, it employed a selective [...]

September, 2018

Numiscollect replicate the incredible early 16th century Aztec Calendar on their latest silver coin

By |2018-09-27T16:09:56+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect replicate the incredible early 16th century Aztec Calendar on their latest silver coin One of the most intriguing civilisations of the last millenia, the Aztec Empire wasn't a particularly long-lasting one. Starting as an alliance of three city states called Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan, the Aztecs ruled the area in and around the Valley of Mexico from 1428 until 1521. It wasn't long after its formation [...]

A kiss and a scream sum up Numiscollects latest foray into fine art numismatics

By |2018-09-10T13:55:52+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Palau|

A kiss and a scream sum up Numiscollects latest foray into fine art numismatics Fine art seems to have grown in popularity over the last few years, with some great coins from such producers as Numiscollect, the Mint of Poland and the Austrian Mint adorning the shelves of coin shops. Of those, Numiscollect is the new boy, launching a series called Art Revived last year with a [...]

The Bald Eagle bursts forth in high-relief as Numiscollect turn their attention to the US icon

By |2018-08-31T10:59:50+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Nature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The Bald Eagle bursts forth in high-relief as Numiscollect turn their attention to the US icon 2018 BALD EAGLE One of Numiscollects smaller series, High Relief Animals is exactly what it says it is. The name doesn't tell us much else, but the three previous smartminted coins issued to date have all been beautifully done. The Narwhal, Elephant and Snow Leopard have featured so far, but we [...]

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