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March, 2019

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon

By |2019-03-21T19:22:59+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon One of the most recognisable ships in the whole of science fiction, the Millennium Falcon isn't even an ultra-powerful warship or a deep space explorer - it's just a battered old freighter used by a smuggler, yet has gone on to garner an iconic status likely equalled only by the [...]

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons

By |2019-03-18T19:49:21+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons Following the Red Dragon of the Britons that was released last November, the NZ Mint has launched the second of its Mythical Dragons two-ounce silver coins. Jumping continents from Europe to Asia, this issue depicts the tale of The Four Dragons from Chinese mythology. A subject with a heavy presence in numismatic [...]

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins

By |2019-03-07T23:28:11+00:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci is no stranger to the coin world and it's easy to see why. A huge body of incredible artwork and astounding inventions are a veritable visual feast and make splendid numismatics. To date, the vast majority of coins featuring the mans work [...]

Forget the stone. Medusa turns herself to sterling silver with Niue’s impressive dimensional offering

By |2019-03-06T00:28:46+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Forget the stone. Medusa turns herself to sterling silver with Niue's impressive dimensional offering After looking at Art Mint's beautiful Medusa coin a couple of days ago, we're now examining another Medusa coin of quite a different ilk. Major proponents of dimensional coins, the Mint of Poland have generally kept their issues to what we would call geometric shapes - cylinder, sphere. pyramid, etc. Now they're combining [...]

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse coins are back with the Red Horseman of war

By |2019-03-01T16:29:53+00:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse coins are back with the Red Horseman of war The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a potent symbol of the conflict within man, and has generated much powerful imagery through history. It therefore goes without saying that it's a fine subject for a limited series of quality numismatics, and that is exactly what the Mint of Poland have given us. [...]

February, 2019

Exclusive early peek at Hydra, the second of the Twelve Labours of Hercules from the Mint of Poland

By |2019-02-28T16:14:21+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland debuts a new mythology series based around the Twelve labours of Hercules The Twelve Labours of Hercules are a terrific idea for a coin series, combining a well known character from ancient mythology, with a fascinating and exciting series of adventures. The first issue last year featured the Nemean Lion, generally thought of to be the first of the tasks undertaken, and it looks [...]

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series of silver coins kicks off its fifth year with Samson Slays the Lion

By |2019-02-22T20:17:23+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series of silver coins kicks off its fifth year with Samson Slays the Lion It's time for Scottsdale to launch its fifth year of Biblical Series coins and they're doing so with the 25th coin to debut to date - Samson Slays the Lion. Numismatic recreations of 19th century French wood engraver, Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré's expansive portfolio of bible-based woodcuts, [...]

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil.

By |2019-02-18T09:29:07+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil Just last month the New Zealand Mint debuted the latest in an ever growing portfolio of silver foil series when it released The Joker. First of the Batman Villains range to appear, we've only had to wait a month for the second. There are plenty of villains to [...]

Stunning Zhao Yun coin from the Mint of Poland brings Ancient Chinese warrior to life in style

By |2019-02-15T19:52:59+00:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive! Stunning Zhao Yun coin from the Mint of Poland brings Ancient Chinese warrior to life in style We're not quite sure how the Mint of Poland has managed to maintain such a high standard of design for its numerous ancient history/mythology themed coins, but the fact remains it has done so. With such outstanding coins as Ares, Anubis, the White Horse of the Apocalypse and more, they've [...]

The Mint of Poland apply their dimensional coin experience to the Ancient Roman Colosseum

By |2019-02-14T21:54:52+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Mint of Poland apply their dimensional coin experience to the Ancient Roman Colosseum Having a long history with truly dimensional silver coin designs, the annual World Money Fair issues are eagerly awaited, and have been since the debut of the beautiful Fortuna Redux coin around half a decade ago. It's easy to stick something to the face of a regular coin and call it [...]

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