Art & Literature

February, 2018

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series back with its first 2018 release – Noahs Dove

By | 2018-02-22T10:39:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series back with its first 2018 release - Noahs Dove We're entering the fourth year of Scottsdales epic Biblical coin series and the first release of the six due in 2018 is based on Gustave Dore's A Dove Is Sent Forth from the Ark. Produced in two ounces of fine silver, rimless and antique-finished, these coins have appeal to art and religious coin collectors. [...]

Hugely popular Beatrix Potter series back for a third year with four new British coins

By | 2018-02-20T12:18:54+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Hugely popular Beatrix Potter series back for a third year with four new British coins Four coins were released in 2016 celebrating the iconic Tales of Peter Rabbit by the author Beatrix Potter and they became what can only be described as a massive hit. Selling out quickly and bringing the Royal Mint website to its knees, the coins returned again in 2017 with four new entrants. [...]

Scottsdales latest Fijiian limited mintage silver bullion coin is the striking Mermaid Rising

By | 2018-02-15T19:50:05+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Coloured, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdales latest Fijiian limited mintage silver bullion coin is the striking Mermaid Rising Scottsdale Mint has launched the first of its limited mintage silver bullion coins for 2018. Staying with the nautical theme used for last years Fijiian coin - Hokusai, The Great Wave - the subject this year is an interesting bit of stylistic design depicting a mermaid. Called Mermaid Rising, the coin shows parts of [...]

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrated 250 years after its founding by the Royal Mint

By | 2018-02-14T22:43:54+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrated 250 years after its founding by the Royal Mint One of the oldest and most respected art institutions in the United Kingdom, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is tasked with promoting the appreciation of the visual arts through constant programmes of exhibitions, education and intellectual debate. An independently funded organisation, it was founded through a personal act of King [...]

Pobjoy follows lasts years debut Pegasus silver bullion coin with a new design for 2018

By | 2018-02-13T10:03:26+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy follows lasts years debut Pegasus silver bullion coin with a new design for 2018 The British Pobjoy Mint has become increasingly active in the limited run silver bullion coin market of late, more so since the Isle of Man issues went elsewhere. One of the first of the new issues was a coin depicting Britannia and Pegasus that carried the name of the British Virgin Islands. [...]

Carved Skull coins are back with St Aloysius Gonzaga, a work by artist Zane Wylie

By | 2018-02-10T01:16:18+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Carved Skull coins are back with St Aloysius Gonzaga, a work by artist Zane Wylie A popular coin on its debut last year, the first Carved Skull coin carried a highly unusual subject for a numismatic. Carved human skulls date back literally thousands of years and have been a constant component of many cultures around the world. Even today, there are artists that use them to create [...]

Raphael is the third of four Guardian Angels in the Austrian Mints silver coin series

By | 2018-02-07T12:54:50+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Austrian Mint, Coloured, Austria, Silver|

Raphael is the third of four Guardian Angels in the Austrian Mints silver coin series The third of the Austrian Mints Guardian Angels coins is out now and depicts Raphael. Following Michael and Gabriel, with Uriel to follow in September, the coins are struck in half-ounce of sterling 0.925 silver and come in a choice of two finishes. The proof variant is one of the growing number [...]

January, 2018

An early peek at the Mint of Poland’s Amber Art Renaissance art-architectural coin

By | 2018-01-25T19:08:20+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

An early peek at the Mint of Poland's Amber Art Renaissance art-architectural coin Back in November 2016, the Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska), launched a new art-architectrual coin, the first in a whole new series, called Amber Art Baroque. The series is called Amber Art because it uses a piece of polished, translucent amber on the reverse face, behind which is an engraved representation of a piece of [...]

Hit comic series Yi Soon Shin gets a smartminted silver coin companion series from CIT

By | 2018-01-22T12:58:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Hit comic series Yi Soon Shin gets a smartminted silver coin companion series from CIT Any list of the greatest admirals in history would undoubtedly feature Yi Sun Shin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598). At a time of war with Japan, this incredibly talented military leader won every battle he fought in, decimating Japanese fleets time and again. At the Battle of Myeongnyang, he took [...]

Eternal Sculptures series returns with a celebration of Bernini’s extraordinary Rape of Proserpina statue

By | 2018-01-16T15:16:12+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

Eternal Sculptures series returns with a celebration of Bernini's extraordinary Rape of Proserpina statue The third issue in Italian coin dealer Powercoins excellent Eternal Sculptures series has just been released and looks to carry on the sterling work of its two CIT-produced forebears. The first coin depicted a work from the end of the eighteenth century called Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by the artist Antonio Cavana, [...]