Art & Literature

June, 2018

The Royal Mint’s next big thing? Paddington Bear is 60 and a new coin range celebrates.

By | 2018-06-18T09:49:05+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's next big thing? Paddington Bear is 60 and a new coin range celebrates. The Royal Mint had a hit with its Tales of Peter Rabbit coins, with three series of four coins issued from 2016-2018, but inevitably there has been a slowing of interest. Sure that the core concept of a 50 pence coin range celebrating popular literary icons is still sound, the mint [...]

The White Horse is the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in an impressive new coin series

By | 2018-06-06T16:11:00+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The White Horse is the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in an impressive new coin series If anyone in the numismatic world can be said to be 'on a roll', it's the Mennica Polska. It should be obvious to all that the quality of modern coins has never been higher, but even taking that into account, the Mint of Poland has been producing some [...]

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the NZ Mint’s latest striking miniature featuring Superman

By | 2018-06-05T13:22:11+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Miniatures, NZ Mint|

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the NZ Mint's latest striking miniature featuring Superman We were quite surprised by the Captain Kirk miniature released by the New Zealand Mint back in April. A departure from their core range of coins, it was a circa-150g figurine in fine silver that featured a classic pose of the Star Trek icon. While we're expecting there will [...]

Superman’s long 80 year comic book history celebrated in the NZ Mints new six-note cover series

By | 2018-06-04T11:48:21+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote Style, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Superman's long 80 year comic book history celebrated in the NZ Mints new six-note cover series We've already seen a huge increase in the number of precious metal coin notes being released lately and one of the prime movers in the market is the New Zealand Mint. They themselves run several ranges based mainly on size. The most common is a format also employed by others like [...]

May, 2018

New images of the Mint of Poland’s Twelve Labours of Hercules coin show great promise

By | 2018-05-29T12:02:18+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

New images of the Mint of Poland's Twelve Labours of Hercules coin show great promise In early April we wrote about the first coin in a new series by the Mint of Poland chronicling the famous ancient myth of the twelve labours of Hercules. An icon of the world of mythology, his story will be told across twelve coins with a planned release schedule of two coins [...]

Ukraine’s beautiful Fauna in Cultural Monuments series updated with first two of three 2018 issues

By | 2018-05-22T10:43:42+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|

Ukraine's beautiful Fauna in Cultural Monuments series updated with first two of three 2018 issues Like Numiscollect's History of the Crusades and the National Bank of Poland's Treasures of Stanislaw August, the National Bank of Ukraine also have a series less well known to collectors that deserves a wider audience. Called Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine, it showcases how animals have been depicted [...]

MDM issue a ten silver coin set following the adventures of the classic Greek hero Odysseus

By | 2018-05-10T21:37:42+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM issue a ten silver coin set following the adventures of the classic Greek hero Odysseus After the nine-coin Norse Gods series released in 2016 and the excellent Roman Gladiators series in 2017, MDM have launched a new ten-coin set for 2018 with the similar setting of the classical ancient world. Instead of featuring gods or types of gladiator, this set follows the story of the legendary [...]

Superman #1 is the second DC Comic cover in the NZ Mints large premium foil range

By | 2018-05-07T08:56:03+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote Style, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint|

Superman #1 is the second DC Comic cover in the NZ Mints large premium foil range The second of the New Zealand Mint's premium foil DC Comic covers debuts today and it features another truly classic example of the genre - Superman #1. Published in June 1939, it was the first true Superman comic, although not his debut, which happened in Action Comics #1 in 1938. Another [...]

April, 2018

Numiscollect impresses with the Sun God Ra, sequel to last years stunning Quetzalcoatl coin

By | 2018-05-05T22:46:07+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect impresses with the Sun God Ra, sequel to last years stunning Quetzalcoatl coin Coins depicting the myths and legends of the ancient world recieved a boost a few years ago when the Perth Mint debuted an impressive Zeus coin, which has since spawned several three-coin series since. As in any industry (particularly movies and television), a sucessful product spawns competition and it's fair to say that [...]

The Fantastic Worlds of Jules Verne is the inspiration for the Czech Mints latest limited silver series

By | 2018-04-20T21:05:36+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Fantastic Worlds of Jules Verne is the inspiration for the Czech Mints latest limited silver series The French novelist Jules Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) is the second-most translated author of the last 50 years, just behind Agatha Christie and it's easy to see why. The sense of spectacle and wonder weaved in his novels has near universal appeal - appearing in countless [...]