Art & Literature

March, 2019

Ukraine’s use of animal imagery in its cultural artifacts continues to be showcased on its silver coin series

By |2019-03-22T22:47:34+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|

Ukraine's use of animal imagery in its cultural artifacts continues to be showcased on its silver coin series Another absolute favourite of ours, the National Bank of Ukraine's stunning series of gilded silver coins celebrating their cultural artifacts, now has two new members. Snappily titled 'Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine', this series spotlights the use of animal imagery in art history, not just over the last [...]

Peter Rabbit is back at the Royal Mint with new coins for the fourth year running

By |2019-03-19T17:45:38+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Peter Rabbit is back at the Royal Mint with new coins for the fourth year running The bunny is back for the fourth consecutive annual release of coins celebrating the work of Beatrix Potter. Four coins were first launched to an extremely eager buying public in 2016 and following that with an even more frantic launch in 2017 with four new entrants, and a third set of [...]

Forget the stone. Medusa turns herself to sterling silver with Niue’s impressive dimensional offering

By |2019-03-06T00:28:46+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Forget the stone. Medusa turns herself to sterling silver with Niue's impressive dimensional offering After looking at Art Mint's beautiful Medusa coin a couple of days ago, we're now examining another Medusa coin of quite a different ilk. Major proponents of dimensional coins, the Mint of Poland have generally kept their issues to what we would call geometric shapes - cylinder, sphere. pyramid, etc. Now they're combining [...]

Exclusive! Witness the cold hard gaze of the Gorgons stare with Art Mint’s beautiful new Medusa coin

By |2019-03-03T12:14:40+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Art Mint, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon|

Witness the cold hard gaze of the Gorgons stare with Art Mint's beautiful new Medusa coin One of the most distinctive figures in ancient mythology, the tragic figures of Medusa and the Gorgons have been the subject of countless pieces of art over the last couple of millenia, as well as appearing in numerous books, movies and tv shows in the modern age. There's very little that [...]

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse coins are back with the Red Horseman of war

By |2019-03-01T16:29:53+00:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse coins are back with the Red Horseman of war The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a potent symbol of the conflict within man, and has generated much powerful imagery through history. It therefore goes without saying that it's a fine subject for a limited series of quality numismatics, and that is exactly what the Mint of Poland have given us. [...]

February, 2019

Exclusive early peek at Hydra, the second of the Twelve Labours of Hercules from the Mint of Poland

By |2019-02-28T16:14:21+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland debuts a new mythology series based around the Twelve labours of Hercules The Twelve Labours of Hercules are a terrific idea for a coin series, combining a well known character from ancient mythology, with a fascinating and exciting series of adventures. The first issue last year featured the Nemean Lion, generally thought of to be the first of the tasks undertaken, and it looks [...]

Numiscollect’s intricate Archaeology & Symbolism coin series moves from Meso-America to Tibet

By |2019-02-25T21:42:50+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

Numiscollect's intricate Archaeology & Symbolism coin series moves from Mesoamerica to Tibet Last year saw Dutch producer Numiscollect released a really beautiful Aztec Calendar coin, based on a huge stone version likely created in the 15th century to stand in the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. It was the debut release in a new series named Archaeology & Symbolism, a range showcasing objects that helped define cultures through history. [...]

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series of silver coins kicks off its fifth year with Samson Slays the Lion

By |2019-02-22T20:17:23+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series of silver coins kicks off its fifth year with Samson Slays the Lion It's time for Scottsdale to launch its fifth year of Biblical Series coins and they're doing so with the 25th coin to debut to date - Samson Slays the Lion. Numismatic recreations of 19th century French wood engraver, Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré's expansive portfolio of bible-based woodcuts, [...]

The Royal Mint’s latest frenzy-inducing childrens literature coin release is The Gruffalo

By |2019-02-19T21:43:40+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's latest frenzy-inducing childrens literature coin release is The Gruffalo Following The Snowman and various Beatrix Potter series, the Royal Mint today launched The Gruffalo. Based on a 2009 childrens book, it joins those previous issues in adorning a seven-sided 50 pence. As before, the primary issue is an 8 gram sterling silver item with selective colouration, backed up by an uncoloured 22kt gold variant. A [...]

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil.

By |2019-02-18T09:29:07+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil Just last month the New Zealand Mint debuted the latest in an ever growing portfolio of silver foil series when it released The Joker. First of the Batman Villains range to appear, we've only had to wait a month for the second. There are plenty of villains to [...]

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