Art & Literature

July, 2017

Russia celebrates the bicentenary of noted artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky with silver coin

By | 2017-07-19T11:39:33+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates the bicentenary of noted artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky with silver coin After the geographer Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky and the poet Balmont, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is showcasing the talents of a painter for its Outstanding Personalities of Russia series of proof silver coins. I. K. Aivazovsky was Russian Romantic painter of marine art, considered one of the greatest masters of this genre. Born in the [...]

Numiscollect debut the thirteenth issue in their long running Biblical Stories coin series

By | 2017-07-17T05:49:44+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Numiscollect debut the thirteenth issue in their long running Biblical Stories coin series On its thirteenth release since the debut in 2011, Numiscollects Biblical Stories series of silver coins is joined by the tale of Daniel in the lions den. Each of these coins is struck in silver, from 2017 at a fineness of 0.999 (up from sterling 0.925 previously) and this latest release is no different. [...]

June, 2017

A masterpiece in silver, Numiscollect debut Art Revived coin series with the Mona Lisa

By | 2017-06-15T11:19:56+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

A masterpiece in silver, Numiscollect debut Art Revived coin series with the Mona Lisa A popular theme for modern precious metal numismatics, the world of art is a rich vein of source material and lends itself well to coin producers with the recent trend towards experimentation. Numiscollect are a producer with a fine history of trying new things and pushing the envelope in different directions, or with just using [...]

Royal Canadian Mint debuts texturised colour with its new En Plein Air silver coin series

By | 2017-06-11T23:22:28+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Royal Canadian Mint debuts texturised colour with its new En Plein Air silver coin series As a mainstream coin producer that likes to experiment far more than most other national mints of their size, the Royal Canadian Mint debuts new coins almost every month that trial a new technique or two. One of the recent efforts is called En Plein Air, which is the act of painting [...]

Norse Goddesses from the Perth Mint continues with Frigg, the second of three for 2017

By | 2017-06-06T00:13:30+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Norse Goddesses from the Perth Mint continues with Frigg, the second of three for 2017 The second of a trilogy of Norse Goddesses coins to be released through 2017 by the Perth Mint, Frigg is actually the 11th coin to debut in the Gods & Goddesses range. First launched in 2014 when Zeus swept into the marketplace and caused a frenzy, the series has quietened down considerably [...]

May, 2017

Pheli Mint debuts its first silver round series with Temptation of the Succubus

By | 2017-05-30T00:27:07+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion Round, Pheli Mint|

Pheli Mint debuts its first silver round series with Temptation of the Succubus Fresh on the market from a new Canadian mint is the first in a new silver round series called Temptation of the Succubus. If the debut release is an indication of the quality moving forward, this will definitely be a series to keep an eye on. The Pheli Mint is the brainchild of two [...]

Scottsdales Biblical Stories launches Jacob, the third issue of 2017 in its epic silver coin series

By | 2017-05-24T13:55:13+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdales Biblical Stories launches Jacob, the third issue of 2017 in its epic silver coin series Scottsdale Mint’s hugely ambitious ‘Biblical Series’ continues with the third of six coins due for release in 2017 making its debut. Struck in two ounces of fine silver, the coins are high-relief, rimless and sport an antique finish. This new coin reproduces another of Gustave Dore's numerous woodcuts of scenes from [...]

MDM wraps up its Myths and Legends five-coin silver series with the Sea Monster

By | 2017-05-13T15:51:15+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, Culture, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM wraps up its Myths and Legends five-coin silver series with the Sea Monster A five coin series from German dealer and coin producer MDM, Myths and Legends is a quick run through some of the most recognisable inhabitants of the mythical world. The first two coins were released last November (Griffin, Mermaid) and the second pair launched in February (Wizard, Phoenix), so this new Sea Monster [...]

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont

By | 2017-05-11T21:27:29+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont The latest sterling silver coin from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has just been released and features a commemoration of the life of Russian poet, Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont. Considered one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry, his books Burning Buildings and Let Us Be Like the [...]

World Exclusive: Ancient Myths Trojan Horse silver coin followed on by the legend of the Minotaur

By | 2017-05-11T21:51:15+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Ancient Myths Trojan Horse silver coin followed on by the legend of the Minotaur It's always a pleasure to get an exclusive look at a new coin and when it was as outstanding as last years Trojan Horse coin, it's a real treat. The first in a new series called Ancient Myths, the coin was a superb example of this ever popular genre. Struck by the Mint [...]