Art & Literature

January, 2019

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue

By |2019-01-18T14:21:43+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue 2018 was a busy year for the New Zealand Mint as they continued to popularise the silver foil with a whole swathe of variously sized designs. They've obviously had some success with the relatively new type of coin as we've already seen some new designs for 2019. We can now add Batman Villains [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Hephaestus, joins Ares and Poseidon in Numiartis’s outstanding Gods series

By |2019-01-10T18:42:38+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

EXCLUSIVE: Hephaestus, joins Ares and Poseidon in Numiartis's outstanding Gods series Numiartis and the Mint of Poland issued their Ares coin in early 2017, soon after our teaser render surfaced in December 2016. It debuted to universal praise and rapidly went on to become a huge hit on the aftermarket. How do you follow up a coin like that? With an even better one, of [...]

Impressive first real-world image of the Mint of Poland’s new World Cultures – Kapala Skull coin

By |2019-01-08T18:23:05+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Impressive first real-world image of the Mint of Poland's new World Cultures - Kapala Skull coin One of several new issues from the Mint of Poland in 2018 that really impressed us, Kapala Skull is the debut release in the new World Cultures series of 2 oz silver coins. We first showed the usual early ArtCAM renders that this mint produces and we had little doubt, even back [...]

December, 2018

The Ascension of Jesus wraps up Scottsdale Biblical Stories for 2019, its fourth year

By |2018-12-19T18:02:05+00:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The Ascension of Jesus wraps up Scottsdale Biblical Stories for 2019, its fourth year Rounding out its fourth year in an epic ten-year program, Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series debuts the 24th coin in the series and the last of the six to be released in 2018. Based on the work of 19th century French wood engraver, Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré, the reinterpretation of these by sculptor D'Almeida [...]

Germania silver bullion returns with a limited mintage pair of innovative new variants

By |2018-12-10T13:11:13+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Germania Mint|

Germania silver bullion returns with a limited mintage pair of innovative new variants It's fair to say since its debut in September that that the new Germania 1oz silver bullion round has been a big hit. One look at the coin will tell you why, because it's a beautiful piece. The design of both faces is top notch. The personification of Germania in female form on the [...]

November, 2018

Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, appears as two heads or four tails on new silver coin

By |2018-11-29T23:24:46+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Culture, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland|

Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, appears as two heads or four tails on new silver coin The god of beginnings  and endings, of transition and time, of doorways and passages - Janus was a popular part of the mythology that permeated Ancient Roman society. Even in celebrations for one of the myriad other gods in the Roman pantheon, Janus was invoked at its [...]

Magic the Gathering back after a hiatus with a new silver coin featuring Liliana, the Planeswalker

By |2018-11-25T17:43:23+00:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Magic the Gathering back after a hiatus with a new silver coin featuring Liliana, the Planeswalker It was way back at the beginning of 2014 that we first reported on a new licence acquisition for the New Zealand Mint that would be appearing on a range of proof silver coins. Released just a few months later, Jace the Mind Walker kicked off a Magic the Gathering series. [...]

Mint of Poland’s superb Cronus coin lives up to the promise of early renders in new real world images

By |2018-11-22T20:43:10+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland's superb Cronus coin lives up to the promise of early renders in new real world images We covered this one in late September, but as with most of the high-end numismatics from the Mint of Poland, the images came in the form of renders. Normally we'd be very cautious of recommending a coin on that basis alone, but this mint has proven particularly adept [...]

Mythical Dragons 2oz silver coin series kicks off with the Red Dragon of the Britons

By |2018-11-22T00:27:19+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz silver coin series kicks off with the Red Dragon of the Britons Despite predominantly sticking with licenced properties these days, like Disney and Star Wars, the New Zealand Mint does keep some nice regular series on the go at the same time. Done in the style of their Warriors of History and Battles That Changed History ranges of silver coins, the mint's latest series [...]

Coins for the ears! Nefertiti appears on an unusual silver pair from the Mint of Poland

By |2018-11-19T20:38:34+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Coins for the ears! Nefertiti appears on an unusual silver pair from the Mint of Poland One of the more innovative mints out there, the Mint of Poland isn't averse to trying out something a little different. Case in point is this quite unusual pair of coins issued for the Republic of Cameroon. Struck in fine 0.999 silver, this rectangular coin duo depicts one of the most [...]

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