April, 2017

St Peters Basilica is the first of Mauquoy’s Infinity Minting hand finished silver coins

By | 2017-05-11T21:42:02+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Allcollect, Benin, Silver|

St Peters Basilica is the first of Mauquoy's Infinity Minting hand finished silver coins We've previously covered a coin struck by Mauquoy in Belgium and it was an excellent and ambitious piece showing a lion portrait. This new release is a move away from the extreme levels of high relief used on that coin, but not a move away from high-relief itself. Collectors who loved the Lion [...]

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts

By | 2017-04-12T13:36:41+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Benin, Silver, Congo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger|

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts The commemorative coin market relies heavily on smaller countries around the world allowing them to be issued in their name. It's a mutually beneficial agreement that brings in much needed income in many cases (Niue Island has a population of less than 2,000, for example) and on the flipside allows a greater [...]

December, 2016

Enamelled kilo silver coin from Benin remembers the wreck of the RMS Titanic

By | 2016-12-06T17:11:01+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Categories: Allcollect, History, Inserts, Benin, Silver|

Enamelled kilo silver coin from Benin remembers the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Taking a look at some of the more unusual coins that have been released recently, we're kicking off with a hefty kilo chunk of fine silver from European producer AllCollect. Known mainly for their Golden Enigma gilded and ruthenium-plated bullion coins, and for their Masterpieces of Art and Windows of Heaven series, AllCollect have [...]

October, 2016

Berlin Cathedrals magnificent dome reproduced on Solomon Islands domed coin

By | 2016-12-04T19:33:51+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Allcollect, Coloured, Silver, Solomon Islands|

Berlin Cathedrals magnificent dome reproduced on Cook Islands domed coin With domed coins enjoying a big wave of popularity, there's a growing selection of fine designs appearing on the market. Like art-architectural, and ancient mythology coins, the domed variety attracts an inordinate amount of very high quality issues, so nobody here is complaining. Astronomy and sport seem to be the most common subjects, with [...]

June, 2016

AllCollect Week: Walking Liberty is third in the Smick silver coin series

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:53+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Allcollect, Silver|

No look at AllCollect's myriad range of unusual coins would be complete without a visit to Smick. With a first debut back in 2014, Smick was to launch as the thickest one-ounce silver coin in the world, something it remains today.  Where a usual 1oz silver coin would have a diameter of around 39 mm, these coins are tiny at just 20 mm, but the metal has gone to thickness, up [...]

AllCollect Week: Leonardo Da Vinci works struck in three dimensions of silver

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:53+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Categories: Allcollect, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Back in early 2014 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, the Mint of Poland unveiled it's annual large and unusual coin, to follow on from the superb Fortuna Redux coin of the previous year. A celebration of Pope John Paul II, the coin described by the mint as a 'cuboid' is basically an exploded cube shape, struck on all six external, and all six internal faces. The top face had [...]

AllCollect Week: African Pride set of ten minigold coins celebrates wildlife

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:53+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Silver, Ivory Coast|

AllCollect Week continues with more animal-themed coins issued for African states, but this one couldn't be more different from yesterdays subject. The Big Five Lion was a 5oz ultra-high relief silver coin, while this is a set of ten, tiny 0.5g minigold coins collected together and sold as one. Both however, are fine examples of their type. Minigold coins, those that are 0.5 g in weight and struck in fine gold, [...]

AllCollect Week: Big Five Lion impresses with ultra high-relief coin design

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:54+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Silver, Ivory Coast|

High relief coin designs are extremely popular at the moment, nearly all the world mints having at the very least dabbled with the technique. Some, like the Helvetic Mint, specalise in the technique, one much more difficult to pull off than it looks. Probably the current king of high-relief is the Choice Mint's superb Legends of Asgard: Odin coin, shortly to be followed by the next coin in that series, Valkyrie. [...]

June, 2015

Our latest Coin Series Profile featuring the Golden Enigma series is now live.

By | 2016-11-05T06:31:59+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Categories: Allcollect, Ruthenium|

Our latest Coin Series Profile is now live and covers a new series that seems to be breaking through the resistance of collectors to like modified bullion coins. The secret of the Golden Enigma series seems to be simplicity with each coin being simply plated in black Ruthenium and then selectively gilded. Our guide covers all the current official releases and we've tried to assemble the best images we can from all the watermarked [...]