Art & Literature

April, 2018

The Fantastic Worlds of Jules Verne is the inspiration for the Czech Mints latest limited silver series

By | 2018-04-20T21:05:36+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Fantastic Worlds of Jules Verne is the inspiration for the Czech Mints latest limited silver series The French novelist Jules Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) is the second-most translated author of the last 50 years, just behind Agatha Christie and it's easy to see why. The sense of spectacle and wonder weaved in his novels has near universal appeal - appearing in countless [...]

Niue and the Helvetic Mint start their Dark Beauties coin series with Cassandra, Princess of Troy

By | 2018-04-17T21:48:21+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Niue and the Helvetic Mint start their Dark Beauties coin series with Cassandra, Princess of Troy The Helvetic Mint are releasing a beautiful first coin in a new series called Dark Beauties that depicts the ancient prophetess, Cassandra. A staple of Ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra is  always described as being an intelligent, beautiful woman, desired by the god Apollo, so if you're going to start a series [...]

Mint of Poland debuts a new mythology series based around the 12 labours of Hercules

By | 2018-04-09T22:44:35+00:00 April 9th, 2018|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 Mint of Poland is adding to its quite sublime selection of ancient mythology coin ranges with a new series chronicling the fabled twelve labours of the Greek divine hero, Hercules. One of the most widely known tales of the ancient world, they have propelled Hercules into becoming one of the greatest [...]

One of the worlds most expensive comic covers reproduced in fine silver for new series

By | 2018-04-08T13:31:49+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote Style, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint|

One of the worlds most expensive comic covers reproduced in fine silver for new series Even though precious metal banknote-style coins are a relatively recent development in the commemorative coin market, it was obvious that there would be modifications to the core format and a desire to push the initial envelope in more ambitious directions. At 150 x 70 mm in size but wafer thin, the coin [...]

March, 2018

Numiartis debuts Demigods silver coin series with the warrior Achilles

By | 2018-03-20T16:06:32+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Numiartis debuts Demigods silver coin series with the warrior Achilles We always cheer up when we hear Numiartis have something new coming out, mainly because you're almost guaranteed to get something special. With such quality releases as the Minotaur, Ares, the Egyptian Symbols series and recently, the superb Poseidon, they have a standard of output matched by few others, no doubt aided by choosing to work with [...]

Italy adds its Baroque-inspired silver issue to the Europa Star coin programme

By | 2018-03-13T19:09:15+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy adds its Baroque-inspired silver issue to the Europa Star coin programme The Europe-wide Europa Star coin programme has Baroque as its theme this year and again, IPZS is contributing a design on behalf of Italy. Drawing on this Mediterranean nations long association with fine art, the design draws on works by Mochi, Borromini and Bernini to represent the Baroque period. The Baroque was a movement [...]

The Eye of Horus joins the Mint of Poland’s Egyptian themed selection of silver coins

By | 2018-03-10T08:26:27+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Eye of Horus joins the Mint of Poland's Egyptian themed selection of silver coins A new addition to the Mennica Polska's Ancient Egyptian themed range is a look at the iconic Eye of Horus and the fabled cats that were so prominent in that society. A coloured coin of two standard ounces in weight,  it also featues a goldstone window the mint is calling "Night [...]

Last years outstanding Ares God of War silver coin followed by equally stunning Poseidon

By | 2018-03-07T14:54:26+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Last years outstanding Ares God of War silver coin followed by equally stunning Poseidon There's no shortage of Poseidon coins on the modern collectors shortlist and many of them are of a high standard. From the original Perth Mint design, through the New Zealand Mints effort and on to the really nice recent release by Treasures of Oz, the old god of the sea has inspired some [...]

Mint of Poland’s Gods of Olympus series dips into the Underworld with Hades

By | 2018-03-02T21:21:39+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland's Gods of Olympus series dips into the Underworld with Hades One of the most popular genres in modern numismatics and certainly one with a very high quality threshold, ancient gods and mythology have adorned a wide range of superb releases over the last few years. While the Perth Mint arguably kicked off the modern trend with its Zeus issue back in 2014, the current [...]

February, 2018

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series back with its first 2018 release – Noahs Dove

By | 2018-02-22T10:39:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series back with its first 2018 release - Noahs Dove We're entering the fourth year of Scottsdales epic Biblical coin series and the first release of the six due in 2018 is based on Gustave Dore's A Dove Is Sent Forth from the Ark. Produced in two ounces of fine silver, rimless and antique-finished, these coins have appeal to art and religious coin collectors. [...]