Art & Literature

May, 2019

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea’s legendary past

By |2019-05-15T20:36:38+01:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea's legendary past We don't see much in the way of precious metal commemorative coins from Korea, so the appearance in 2016 of a new silver bullion medal called the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series created quite a bit of interest. Depicting a God of War from the regions ancient mythology, this pretty coin from the Korean Mint [...]

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players

By |2019-05-08T13:56:54+01:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players The selection of subjects appearing on the relatively new silver foil format continues to increase with the arrival of cult card game Magic the Gathering. The New Zealand Mint has previously issued two 1oz silver coins, with a considerable gap between them, but neither seem to have set the market on fire [...]

[UPDATED] New renders of the second Twelve Labours of Hercules hint at an epic release

By |2019-05-07T20:02:24+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

[UPDATED] New renders of the second Twelve Labours of Hercules hint at an epic release Update: We've now received ArtCAM renders and as suspected, they point to an epic coin release. In the past, we've always been impressed with how these renders have transferred into a real world coin and these new images point to something quite special. The Twelve Labours of Hercules are a terrific idea [...]

Mint21 rides into view with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in silver

By |2019-05-06T10:35:13+01:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 rides into view with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in silver The second debut coin from new producer Mint21. the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a different take on this powerful tale of doom from the Mint of Poland series currently underway. While that series has an artistic style rooted in the modern take, this new Mint21 coin employs a very cool, almost Medieval [...]

April, 2019

CIT@TICC: Winter comes to the coin filled Original Vienna Snow Globe for 2019

By |2019-04-26T22:17:51+01:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT@TICC: Winter comes to the coin filled Original Vienna Snow Globe for 2019 With the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC) on this weekend, CIT have announced a few new additions to their innovative 2019 range, some of which we'll look at over the weekend. First up is the third in their Globe range, one named not for the subject, but for the extraordinary packaging. Invented [...]

The world’s most uncomfortable hat is the subject of Scottsdale’s latest Biblical Series silver coin

By |2019-04-17T20:36:43+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The world's most uncomfortable hat is the subject of Scottsdale's latest Biblical Series silver coin The second of six coins to be issued in this series throughout 2019, and the 26th of 60 overall, Crown of Thorns is the latest in Scottsdale Mints epic Biblical Series of 2oz silver coins. The coins take their design from a series of woodcut illustrations of the New & Old [...]

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha demonstrates the talents of CIT’s smartminting

By |2019-04-14T15:26:28+01:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha demonstrates the talents of CIT's smartminting Despite the burgeoning size of the ancient mythology genre in modern numismatics, the pantheon of gods from the Indian subcontinent is quite under-represented. That's quite an anomaly given they're full of fascinating tales and esoteric characters - the equal of those found anywhere else - and India itself loves the precious metals. The Mint of Poland [...]

Exclusive: All the worlds ills straight from Pandora’s Box are contained on Powercoins latest silver coin

By |2019-04-11T23:41:43+01:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Exclusive: All the worlds ills straight from Pandora's Box are contained on Powercoins latest silver coin While best known as being one of the world's premier commemorative coin dealers, Rome-based Powercoin have also released an enviable selection of quality numismatics, usually in conjunction with industry leaders, CIT Coin Invest. Such series as the Revolutionary Masks, Micromosaic Passion, and Eternal Sculptures, hint at a strong affinity for the [...]

Scottsdale Mints Egyptian-themed ‘hewn from rock’ bullion coins are back with the Sphinx of Hatshepsut

By |2019-04-11T17:02:02+01:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Egyptian-themed 'hewn from rock' bullion coins are back with the Sphinx of Hatshepsut After a brief hiatus last year (or at least a detour to China), Scottsdale Mint's popular series of rough-edged Egyptian-themed bullion coins is back for 2019 with a new chunky 5oz addition to the range. Launching in 2016 with King Tut, it was followed in 2017 with Nefertiti and Rameses II issues. There [...]

Australia highlights its disappearing indigenous languages with its latest 50 cent silver coin

By |2019-04-09T07:40:40+01:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia highlights its disappearing indigenous languages with its latest 50 cent silver coin The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 the 'International Year of Indigenous Languages'. The programme has as its aim the raising of awareness of the dangers that indigenous languages face in this rapidly changing world. Many of them are under increasing pressure with the rapid proliferation of the internet and its [...]

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