Art & Literature

April, 2017

Queen Guinevere coin joins King Arthur in Choice Mint’s impressive look at the Camelot legends

By | 2017-04-17T19:18:40+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Choice Mint, Cook Islands|

Queen Guinevere coin joins King Arthur in Choice Mint's impressive look at the Camelot legends With two hit series now running simultaneously, Choice Mint are concentrating on making new entrants into them as excellent as possible. Their first range was called Legends of Asgard and a third coin is due out around the middle of the year featuring the frost giant Ymir. The second series is centred [...]

Royal Mints smash-hit Beatrix Potter 50p coin series is back with four new characters

By | 2017-04-03T18:38:32+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints smash-hit Beatrix Potter 50p coin series is back with four new characters After the smash-hit launch of the seven-sided fifty-pence coin for 2016 themed around 150 years since the birth of celebrated childrens author Beatrix Potter early last year, it comes as no surporise that the Royal Mint has revisited the franchise for a second year. Other than the coin subjects, the designs remain exactly [...]

March, 2017

Latvian silver coin celebrates its fairy tales with The Old Mans Mitten

By | 2017-03-28T10:15:14+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Bank of Latvia, Latvia|

Latvian proof silver coin celebrates its fairy tales for the third time, with The Old Mans Mitten Today, the Bank of Latvia has released the third in its popular Fairy Tales series of proof silver coins. After 'Five Cats' from 2015 and 'The Hedgehogs Coat' issued last year, this new coin celebrates 'The Old Mans Mitten', a story told in Latvia for generations. There are a few [...]

Biblical Series of antiqued silver coins from Scottsdale Mint continues with second 2017 release

By | 2017-03-20T16:24:19+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Biblical Series of antiqued silver coins from Scottsdale Mint continues with second 2017 release Scottsdale Mint’s epic ‘Biblical Series’ continues to power its way through a third year of releases. Envisaged to encompass a total of sixty coins spread over a decade, Scottsdale have managed to keep up with this schedule since the series debuted in 2015, forming neat, well produced annual sets of six coins. The [...]

CIT’s Liberty Bar Collection launches with the smartminted americonic Statue of Liberty coin

By | 2017-03-13T10:30:58+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT's Liberty Bar Collection launches with the smartminted americonic Statue of Liberty coin Smartminting is back and for the first time has been used by Coin Invest Trust on a rectangular bar instead of a standard coin. The first in a new series from this multi award-winning European coin producer, the Statue of Liberty is an obvious first choice for a set of coins with the title [...]

Perth Mints genre-creating ancient god coins enter their fourth year with the Norse Goddess Freya

By | 2017-03-07T17:29:30+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mints genre-creating ancient god coins enter their fourth year with the Norse Goddess Freya Antique finish and a high-relief strike, two-ounce (62.2g) in weight and fancy packaging all point to one of the most popular trends in modern silver numismatics, ancient mythology. Pretty much kicked off in 2014 by the release of the Perth Mint's classic Greek Gods series, the format and theme clicked with collectors [...]

February, 2017

Eternal Scuptures series continues with the classic Greek sculpture the Venus De Milo

By | 2017-02-28T11:58:20+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

Eternal Scuptures series continues with the classic Greek sculpture the Venus De Milo Last year, Italian coin dealer Powercoin debuted a pair of new designs produced by industry favourites Coin Invest Trust. The first was a cool look at the whole Guy Fawkes/Anonymous phenomenon, recently expanded with a second, even better coin. The other series showcases some of the worlds most beautiful and iconic statues. The first coin depicted [...]

Tutankhamuns’ magnificent falcon necklace is showcased on a new amber silver coin

By | 2017-02-26T12:17:14+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Tutankhamuns' magnificent falcon necklace is showcased on a new amber silver coin Interest in the artifacts discovered inside the tomb of the 18th Dynasty Egyptian Pharoah, Tutankhamun, remains as high as it's ever been. With science applying ever more sophisticated techniques to examining them, along with recent speculation that the tomb of Queen Nefertiti may be buried alongside his tomb, that fascination isn't going away anytime soon. [...]

France remembers the death of the sculpture Rodin a century on with silver coin duo

By | 2017-02-25T11:02:51+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France remembers the death of the sculpture Auguste Rodin a century on with the release of a face value silver coin duo The Monnaie de Paris has launched its latest range of Face value coins following on from the beautiful Marianne designs it launched in December. Depicting the acclaimed French sculptor Auguste Rodin, this is a fine-looking and interesting coin. Unlike Marianne, Rodin is only available in [...]

MDM nears the end of its UHR Legends & Myths series with the Wizard and the Phoenix

By | 2017-02-23T10:14:36+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM nears the end of its UHR Legends & Myths series with the Wizard and the Phoenix Unusual in eschewing the antique finish so prevalent in the ancient mythology genre of modern coins, MDM's new five-coin Legends and Myths series is rapidly working its way to its conclusion. Coins three and four of the set are now available to order despite the debut only coming last [...]