Art & Literature

November, 2018

Scottsdale at it again, with first in a striking series of East Asian mythology bullion coins called Four Guardians

By |2018-11-16T15:11:26+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gold, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale at it again, with a striking series of East Asian mythology bullion coins called Four Guardians It's been a manic year at Scottsdale Mint given what has been a wide and varied program of bullion coin releases. The Fiji Mermaid, Cayman Islands Marlin, Congo Silverback, Samoan Seahorse, the Chinese Dragon for Cameroon,  and the Ghanaian Leopard have all brought some cool design to the limited run [...]

Armenia and the Mint of Poland expand porcelain coin range with innovative new series

By |2018-11-14T21:25:24+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Armenia, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland|

Armenia and the Mint of Poland expand porcelain coin range with innovative new series Back in the latter half of 2015, the Mint of Poland debuted a very unusual coin targeted at lovers of porcelain. As its base it took one of the mints regular 17.5 gram proof silver coins and attached to its front a tiny miniature replica of the extraordinarily expensive Qianlong Vase. Specially fired [...]

Sell out AC/DC coins joined by a new vinyl-style Highway To Hell silver foil from CIT

By |2018-11-08T22:23:45+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Sell out AC/DC coins joined by a new vinyl-style Highway To Hell silver foil from CIT Now I can't say I'm an AC/DC fan personally, but it's clear this is an absolute juggernaut of a band. A long history and strong catalogue of hit albums ensure they're one of the greats. Depsite that, we were surprised to see AC/DC coins from both CIT Coin Invest [...]

The Royal Mint celebrates 40 years of the perennial hit childrens picture book, The Snowman

By |2018-11-05T18:26:48+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint celebrates 40 years of the perennial hit childrens picture book, The Snowman First published back in 1978, Raymond Briggs' children's word-less picture book, The Snowman, debuted to critical acclaim. Telling the story of a young boy that builds a snowman which then comes to life, it was adapted to an Oscar-nominated animated short film in 1982. Much loved, especially in its British homeland, The [...]

October, 2018

Bram Stoker’s ultra-iconic horror character, Dracula, is commemorated by the authors homeland

By |2018-10-31T09:02:08+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Central Bank of Ireland, Ireland|

Bram Stoker's ultra-iconic horror character, Dracula, is commemorated by the authors homeland Who doesn't love Dracula? An absolute core mainstay of the movie, theatre, book and television worlds since its publication, Bram Stoker's masterpiece is known by all. Just in time for Halloween it seems, the Central Bank of Ireland is releasing a proof silver coin in tribute to the author. Born in Ireland, Stoker [...]

Powercoin’s striking Revolutionary Masks series draws on the weird appeal of Salvador Dali

By |2018-10-21T01:37:08+00:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Powercoin's striking Revolutionary Masks series draws on the weird appeal of Salvador Dali Quite an unusual subject for a coin series, Revolutionary Masks launched two years ago with a very cool Guido Fawkes issue. Depicting a modern day activist wearing one of the masks made popular in the movie V for Vendetta, and later taken up by the hacktivist group Anonymous, it employed a selective [...]

Scottsdale’s epic multi-year Biblical Series welcomes its 23rd release

By |2018-10-18T14:36:25+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale's epic multi-year Biblical Series welcomes its 23rd release Now in its fourth year, Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series is an epic range of coins based on the work of 19th century French wood engraver, Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré. Known for his unique style and prolific output, Dore produced a large number of biblical works for a book in 1866. That's fortunate for Scottsdale as the completed set is [...]

Long-running Italy of Arts series features the Queen of Venetian Villas, the Villa Pisani

By |2018-10-15T01:06:04+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Long-running Italy of Arts series features the Queen of Venetian Villas, the Villa Pisani Now in its ninth year, with two sterling silver releases per year (one 22g and one 18g), Italia Della Arti (Italy of Arts) has been showcasing some of this Mediterranean nations amazing works of art and architecture. This is the second coin of 2018 and is the lighter of the two. The Italian Mint [...]

Powercoin tackles the most iconic painting of all time with their second Micromosaic Passion coin

By |2018-10-12T23:50:07+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Powercoin tackles the most iconic painting of all time with their second Micromosaic Passion coin We were very impressed with Powercoin's first Great Micromosaic Passion coin on its release earlier this year. The clever merging of a classic masterpiece with a faux mosaic strike, it had a visual style that was quite unique, and one that remains so for the debut of the second issue. Featuring the [...]

New images of Clade Mortis, the Mint of Polands third ‘Carved Skulls’ silver coin

By |2018-10-10T15:00:46+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

New images of Clade Mortis, the Mint of Polands third 'Carved Skulls' silver coin 2018 CLADE MORTIS CARVED SKULL We first showed you some early renders of the third in the Mint of Poland's 'Carved Skulls' series back in early September, but we now have a much better image of what we think is the best in the series to date, along with an image of the [...]

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