Art & Literature

November, 2017

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art

By | 2017-11-22T15:30:10+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art One of the most impressive and well-loved feats in natural history literature, John James Audobon's epic Birds of America book is also one of the most sought after works in history. Even at the time of publication it was much admired. King George IV of Britain and the French monarchy were subscribers [...]

The Perth Mints hit Gods of Olympus is back with thirteen new silver coins in a limited run

By | 2017-11-07T10:05:42+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cook Islands, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mints hit Gods of Olympus is back with thirteen new silver coins in a limited run One of the biggest hits of 2014 and a coin that kicked off a the whole modern numismatic trend for antiqued, high-relief ancient mythology, Zeus was the first of the Perth Mints Gods series. Since its debut, there have been four complete three-coin series and all have sold out. [...]

October, 2017

Royal Mint expands its Beatrix Potter offering with a gold Peter Rabbit and deluxe silver sets

By | 2017-10-27T18:48:24+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint expands its Beatrix Potter offering with a gold Peter Rabbit and deluxe silver sets One of the surprise hits of 2016, especially in the United Kingdom, the Beatrix Potter series of Tales of Peter Rabbit coins almost crashed the Royal Mint website as thousands queued to buy them. Ostensibly simple coins, just a quarter-ounce of silver with colour highlighting, even a price of £55 per [...]

The classic numismatic icon of Ancient Greece is modernised for new antiqued silver coin

By | 2017-10-26T14:34:32+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The classic numismatic icon of Ancient Greece is modernised for new antiqued silver coin As iconic in its day as any modern design is now, the Ancient Greek Tetradrachm (literally 'four drachmae') was introduced in the sixth century BCE and replaced the older didrachms with their heraldic style. Carrying the head of the goddess Athena on one side and the image of the owl of Athena, with [...]

Choice Mints Legends of Asgard continues to push limits with Ymir, its outstanding third silver coin

By | 2017-11-01T10:45:56+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Choice Mint, Tokelau|

Choice Mints Legends of Asgard continues to push limits with Ymir, its outstanding third silver coin We think it's fair to say that when Choice Mint launched its first Legends of Asgard coin, Odin, that the bar was raised on what constituted excellence in the popular mythology coin genre. Possessed of impressive high relief, called Max-Relief by Choice Mint, the coin was much admired on release. Like [...]

Cameroon and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series ‘Carved Skulls and Bones’

By | 2017-10-10T09:23:50+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Cameroon and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series 'Carved Skulls and Bones' A pernennial image in culture from Neolithic times right up to the modern world, the human skull has been used to represent everything from love to dread. The recent discovery of carved human skulls in a 12,000 year old temple in southeastern Turkey, which predates even most forms of agriculture, [...]

Canada goes big and bold with a ten ounce Superman Shield coin in fine silver

By | 2017-10-04T20:51:28+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada goes big and bold with a ten ounce Superman Shield coin in fine silver With the Royal Canadian Mint having released waves of Superman coins for several years now, the style and design has seemingly become more ambitious as time has moved on. This months big release is a good case in point. Gone is the relative safety of a one-ounce coloured silver coin and in [...]

Enigmatic Queen Nefertiti adorns Scottsdales latest chunky Egyptian Relics silver bullion coin

By | 2017-10-04T09:30:27+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Enigmatic Queen Nefertiti adorns Scottsdales latest chunky Egyptian Relics silver bullion coin One of our favourite silver bullion coins of 2016, an opinion we don't think we're unique in holding, Scottsdales chunky five-ounce Egyptian Relics coin came out of nowhere and proved very popular. Done in the Egyptian hieroglyphic style and depicting Tutankhamun, the most famous Pharoah in modern times, the coin was issued for the African [...]

September, 2017

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin

By | 2017-09-28T15:53:02+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin Leading Italian literary critic and scholar of Italian language, Francesco de Sanctis (28 Mar 1817 –  29 Dec 1883) is being remembered on a new sterling silver coin from the national mint, IPZS. A philosopher, writer and politician, Francesco De Sanctis is deemed one of the greatest historians of 19th-century Italian literature as well as [...]

The killing of Abel by his brother Cain is the latest Biblical coin from Scottsdale

By | 2017-09-27T18:30:13+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The killing of Abel by his brother Cain is the latest Biblical coin from Scottsdale Scottsdale’s latest ‘Biblical Series’ coin, the fifth of six for 2017 and the seventeenth overall, is released today and available from APMEX as usual. An ambitious series based on the work of acclaimed nineteenth-century woodcut artist, Paul Gustave Dore, each two-ounce fine silver coin depicts one of the scores of illustrations undertaken by [...]