Culture

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 [...]

The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury

By |2019-05-03T14:34:56+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury It goes without saying that regular readers have noticed the popularity of astronomy coins and also of issues tied to the myths and legends of old. There's actually a lot of overlap between the two, not only with the binding of the planets into the beliefs of the old cultures, but in their [...]

April, 2019

CIT@TICC: Minigold range grows with new issues for the wider collector market

By |2019-05-17T21:10:24+01:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Nature, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT@TICC: Minigold range grows with new issues for the wider collector market The just passed Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC), saw CIT Coin Invest issue another in their comprehensive range of half-gram minigold coins and this is one of several that has been added since the turn of the year. There are two main types. Traditional coins are round and tend to be inspired by bigger [...]

The Carnival of Venice inspires an unusual new silver coin from Cameroon

By |2019-04-25T20:47:16+01:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Event, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The Carnival of Venice inspires an unusual new silver coin from Cameroon Purveyors of all kind of weird and extreme modern coins, from quite stunning mythology coins, to truly dimensional ones, the Mint of Poland does also issue straightforward, flat and round commemorative coins. This isn't one of them. It's flat. It's round(ish). It isn't what you would call a traditional shape, however. It is a clever realisation [...]

Take me to your dealer! 1950’s inspired alien invasion UFO silver coin lands on Earth

By |2019-04-23T23:17:40+01:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Chad|

[Exclusive!] Take me to your dealer! 1950's inspired alien invasion silver coin lands on Earth While we all love the inventive and ultra high quality ancient mythology coins that are emanating from CIT and the Mint of Poland, it's cool to have something different land in our laps from time to time. The antique-finished, two ounce rimless silver coin format is an excellent one, not just for [...]

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box?

By |2019-04-16T13:42:14+01:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box? A nice surprise last year, the Space Invaders 40th anniversary coin was the perfect commemoration of the groundbreaking early cult video-game. Using lenticular imagery to replicate the famous spaceship movement, and packaging in a very cool arcade cabinet style box, it's no surprise that it sold out at the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Exclusive first look. Perth Mints striking Dragon bullion series doubles the mythical beasts for 2019

By |2019-04-08T10:39:30+01:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Exclusive first look. Perth Mints striking Dragon bullion series doubles the mythical beasts for 2019 Dragon & Phoenix was the first of a new Chinese-flavoured series of bullion coins that made their debut in 2017. Heavily styled around the mythology of this giant Asian nation, it was a big hit which spawned a beautiful 2018 entrant called Dragon & Tiger. Now back for its third annual release, [...]

March, 2019

Royal Mint reissues £20 Welsh Dragon silver coin and makes it available online for the first time since 2016

By |2019-03-25T01:10:56+01:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, News Nuggets, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint reissues £20 Welsh Dragon silver coin and makes it available online for the first time since 2016 The Royal Mint's controversial £20 coin series has all but vanished except for a single coin released annually that sells in the visitor centre at their Welsh headquarters. A neat, but regurgitated Welsh Dragon design was made available on the mints website back in 2016, but 2017 and 2018 [...]

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