Art & Literature

May, 2017

Scottsdales Biblical Stories launches Jacob, the third issue of 2017 in its epic silver coin series

By | 2017-05-24T13:55:13+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdales Biblical Stories launches Jacob, the third issue of 2017 in its epic silver coin series Scottsdale Mint’s hugely ambitious ‘Biblical Series’ continues with the third of six coins due for release in 2017 making its debut. Struck in two ounces of fine silver, the coins are high-relief, rimless and sport an antique finish. This new coin reproduces another of Gustave Dore's numerous woodcuts of scenes from [...]

MDM wraps up its Myths and Legends five-coin silver series with the Sea Monster

By | 2017-05-13T15:51:15+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, Culture, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM wraps up its Myths and Legends five-coin silver series with the Sea Monster A five coin series from German dealer and coin producer MDM, Myths and Legends is a quick run through some of the most recognisable inhabitants of the mythical world. The first two coins were released last November (Griffin, Mermaid) and the second pair launched in February (Wizard, Phoenix), so this new Sea Monster [...]

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont

By | 2017-05-11T21:27:29+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont The latest sterling silver coin from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has just been released and features a commemoration of the life of Russian poet, Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont. Considered one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry, his books Burning Buildings and Let Us Be Like the [...]

World Exclusive: Ancient Myths Trojan Horse silver coin followed on by the legend of the Minotaur

By | 2017-05-11T21:51:15+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Ancient Myths Trojan Horse silver coin followed on by the legend of the Minotaur It's always a pleasure to get an exclusive look at a new coin and when it was as outstanding as last years Trojan Horse coin, it's a real treat. The first in a new series called Ancient Myths, the coin was a superb example of this ever popular genre. Struck by the Mint [...]

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 [...]