Silver

February, 2018

Pobjoy follows lasts years debut Pegasus silver bullion coin with a new design for 2018

By | 2018-02-13T10:03:26+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy follows lasts years debut Pegasus silver bullion coin with a new design for 2018 The British Pobjoy Mint has become increasingly active in the limited run silver bullion coin market of late, more so since the Isle of Man issues went elsewhere. One of the first of the new issues was a coin depicting Britannia and Pegasus that carried the name of the British Virgin Islands. [...]

New Zealand Mint increases its presence in the coin note market with the debut of Disney Princesses

By | 2018-02-11T21:50:43+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: Banknote Style, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

New Zealand Mint increases its presence in the coin note market with the debut of Disney Princesses The New Zealand Mint seemingly has big plans for the coin note format and after the launch of Star Wars and a surprise Star Trek, they've returned to their venerable Disney licence for another new series. Having previously appeared on an extensive range of gold and silver coins, Disney Princesses [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bitemarks is back with the best crocodilian we’ve yet seen on a commemorative coin

By | 2018-02-06T13:29:16+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Bitemarks is back with the best crocodilian we've yet seen on a commemorative coin The second of Numiscollects' innovative Bitemarks silver coins has now debuted and to put it simply, we think it's the best representation of a member of the crocodilain order we've yet seen on a coin. There have been many alligator and crocodile coins released over the last few years, but the shape of [...]

The gods are no more. Long live the art of warfare. Perth debuts new antique high relief series.

By | 2018-02-05T10:35:12+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The gods are no more. Long live the art of warfare. Perth debuts antique high relief series. Almost single-handedly creating the ancient mythology high-relief antique coin market with its Gods of Olympus series, the Perth Mint has kept the concept going every year since. Goddesses of Olympus, followed by two series of Norse-themed issues led us to suspect another series this year, but it looks like a change [...]

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 [...]

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass

By | 2018-02-04T13:31:04+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Nature, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass Not the most prolific of mints, the Swiss Mint does still retain the knack of releasing some fine coins (and yodelling coins...). Their latest is a beautiful 20g silver coin depicting the Klausen Pass. The first in a new series called Swiss Alpine Passes, if the rest of the coins [...]