Culture

February, 2018

Royal Mint partner with MTB to debut their first ever tenth-ounce platinum Britannia bullion coin

By | 2018-02-23T16:25:37+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Bullion, Platinum, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint partner with MTB to debut their first ever tenth-ounce platinum Britannia bullion coin The number of platinum bullion coins on the market continues to rise with the debut of a new variant of the Royal Mint's perennial Philip Nathan designed Britannia bullion coin. At a tenth of an ounce in weight, it's considerably smaller and more affordable than the normal one-ounce coin. [...]

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect

By | 2018-02-08T15:30:27+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia, Palau|

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect With SmartMinting continuing to impressive with ultra high-relief strikes maintaining tons of detail, it's easy to forget that it can be employed in other ways as well. There seems to be a slowly increasing interest in coins that eschew the standard flat format, whether it be round or another geometric shape, in favour of one [...]

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 [...]

Perth Mint launches The Dragon – its first Australian rectangular bullion coins

By | 2018-02-01T09:21:02+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches The Dragon - its first Australian rectangular bullion coins In a break from their usual style, the Perth Mint is today releasing a new rectangular bullion coin depicting a stylised Chinese Dragon with a flaming pearl. A motif that has featured increasingly more in the last couple of years, the transition to a rectangular format is a surprise, but welcome enough. This is a [...]

January, 2018

Silver Maple Leaf is 30 years old and the mint celebrates with limited bullion variants

By | 2018-01-23T12:12:32+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Silver Maple Leaf is 30 years old and the mint celebrates with limited bullion variants First launched in 1988, the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) has gone on to become the second best selling silver bullion coin on the market, tailing just behind the American Silver Eagle (ASE). A clean and simple design, depicting just a maple leaf against a plain background, the coin has remained relatively unchanged [...]

France enters the revolutionary period with the fifth of its seven annual The Sower coins

By | 2018-01-15T11:33:09+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France enters the revolutionary period with the fifth of its seven annual The Sower coins Like the Rooster and Marianne, the Sower is an icon of French numismatics. Dating back to 1887, it was designed by one of the most celebrated medallists of the Art Nouveau, Oscar Roty. Initially a controversial work in many quarters, because of its use on a whole range of coins in the [...]

Royal Mint launches a limited bullion Britannia variant with an Oriental themed border

By | 2018-01-10T13:19:34+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches a limited bullion Britannia variant with an Oriental themed border A perennial favourite, the Royal Mints Britannia bullion coin design has changed many times since its introduction in 1987. In 2014 however, the mint moved its design changes over to a unique annual proof range and settled on the original Philip Nathan design for the bullion coin. Despite that, there have been multiple tweaks to the [...]

December, 2017

Scottsdale Mint adds a gold option to its new Barbados Trident bullion coin series

By | 2017-12-18T12:31:20+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Barbados, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint adds a gold option to its new Barbados Trident bullion coin series A last release before 2017 draws to a close, Scottsdale today debuts the gold variant of its new Barbados Trident silver bullion coin. Launched back in September with a 30,000 mintage, it was an attractive design and we were promised gold versions were coming back then. The first of them, the one-ounce version, [...]

The Roaring Lion of Judah launches a new silver bullion coin series from Niue Island

By | 2017-12-10T14:51:23+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Niue Island|

The Roaring Lion of Judah launches a new silver bullion coin series from Niue Island One of the growing number of silver bullion coins that have appeared through 2017, this first in a new series takes a popular natural history theme and mixes it up with some religion and history. Called the Roaring Lio of Judah, it takes an ancient Middle-Eastern symbol, one mentioned in the Bible [...]

Singapore’s iconic Merlion is celebrated on a new high-relief shaped silver coin

By | 2017-12-07T14:50:55+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Chad|

Singapore's iconic Merlion is celebrated on a new high-relief shaped silver coin Most countries have their national identity personified and many of those have appeared on coins over the centuries. The United Kingdom has Britannia, France has Marianne and the United States has Liberty. For Singapore, that symbol is the Merlion. With the top half of a lion and the bottom of a fish, the resemblance to [...]