Coloured

February, 2018

Hugely popular Beatrix Potter series back for a third year with four new British coins

By | 2018-02-20T12:18:54+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Hugely popular Beatrix Potter series back for a third year with four new British coins Four coins were released in 2016 celebrating the iconic Tales of Peter Rabbit by the author Beatrix Potter and they became what can only be described as a massive hit. Selling out quickly and bringing the Royal Mint website to its knees, the coins returned again in 2017 with four new entrants. [...]

Scottsdales latest Fijiian limited mintage silver bullion coin is the striking Mermaid Rising

By | 2018-02-15T19:50:05+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Coloured, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdales latest Fijiian limited mintage silver bullion coin is the striking Mermaid Rising Scottsdale Mint has launched the first of its limited mintage silver bullion coins for 2018. Staying with the nautical theme used for last years Fijiian coin - Hokusai, The Great Wave - the subject this year is an interesting bit of stylistic design depicting a mermaid. Called Mermaid Rising, the coin shows parts of [...]

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 [...]

Raphael is the third of four Guardian Angels in the Austrian Mints silver coin series

By | 2018-02-07T12:54:50+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Austrian Mint, Coloured, Austria, Silver|

Raphael is the third of four Guardian Angels in the Austrian Mints silver coin series The third of the Austrian Mints Guardian Angels coins is out now and depicts Raphael. Following Michael and Gabriel, with Uriel to follow in September, the coins are struck in half-ounce of sterling 0.925 silver and come in a choice of two finishes. The proof variant is one of the growing number [...]

The Star Trek onrush continues with a new three silver coin Canadian series of iconic Starships

By | 2018-02-03T16:16:22+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Star Trek onrush continues with a new three silver coin Canadian series of iconic Starships It seems 2018 is going to be the year of the popular culture coin, with a huge range of tv and movie themed issues already appearing just five weeks into the year. Star Trek seems to be garnering a bit more attention than usual with THREE mints now issuing coins, since the [...]

Innovative use of relief marks Powercoin and CIT’s first Great Micromosaic Passion proof silver coin

By | 2018-02-02T14:11:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

Innovative use of relief marks Powercoin and CIT's first Great Micromosaic Passion proof silver coin It's often the case that the simplest ideas are the most effective and the perfect example of that is Powercoins latest addition to its repertoire, Great Micromosiac Passion. The subject matter is the ultra-famous painting by the 15th century master Sandro Botticelli, the Birth of Venus. It's important to choose a subject that [...]

Perth Mint expands its tv/movie ranges with new Trek, Looney Tunes and Planet of the Apes coins

By | 2018-02-01T15:23:07+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint expands its tv/movie ranges with new Trek, Looney Tunes and Planet of the Apes coins Along with the New Zealand Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint, the Western Australian based Perth Mint are one of the three major issuers of coins featuring popular culture television and movie series. With Star Trek enjoying the status of most-favoured licence, we're not surprised that a new issue is [...]

January, 2018

Victory over the Space Invaders celebrated forty years on with a lenticular silver coin

By | 2018-01-31T11:17:16+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Victory over the Space Invaders celebrated forty years on with a lenticular silver coin Without question one of the most famous video games of all time, Space Invaders has become a legend in the gaming community. Created by Japanese programmer Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978 for Taito, this simple shooting game became a world-wide phenomenon that remains to this day. A version for the cult Atari 2600 (VCS) [...]

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series

By | 2018-01-17T14:21:21+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series Despite the celebrations around Christopher Columbus and other fifteenth-century European explorers when it comes to talking about the discovery of the America's, it's pretty clear that the Viking were there centuries before. Legendary seamen for their times, the Norse longship took Leif Erikson all the way to Vinland (Newfoundland), where he established a [...]

Eternal Sculptures series returns with a celebration of Bernini’s extraordinary Rape of Proserpina statue

By | 2018-01-16T15:16:12+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

Eternal Sculptures series returns with a celebration of Bernini's extraordinary Rape of Proserpina statue The third issue in Italian coin dealer Powercoins excellent Eternal Sculptures series has just been released and looks to carry on the sterling work of its two CIT-produced forebears. The first coin depicted a work from the end of the eighteenth century called Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by the artist Antonio Cavana, [...]