Culture

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+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, 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 [...]

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons

By |2019-03-18T19:49:21+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons Following the Red Dragon of the Britons that was released last November, the NZ Mint has launched the second of its Mythical Dragons two-ounce silver coins. Jumping continents from Europe to Asia, this issue depicts the tale of The Four Dragons from Chinese mythology. A subject with a heavy presence in numismatic [...]

Cameroon tackles the multi-armed, elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for its second World Cultures coin

By |2019-03-11T22:33:45+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Cameroon tackles the multi-armed, elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for its second World Cultures coin After our reveal of the beautiful Kapala Skull coin last September, followed by a first look at an actual coin just two months ago, we're very fortunate to be able to bring you the second of the Mint of Poland's 'World Cultures' coins. This series has a more open theme than many of [...]

Incredible 18th century Polish ossuary is the subject of skull-laden Mint of Poland silver coin

By |2019-03-10T20:36:02+00:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Incredible 18th century Polish ossuary is the subject of skull-laden Mint of Poland silver coin Ossuaries are strange constructs. In use in various forms for over five millenia, right back to the Persian Zoroastrians, an ossuary, at least those on a larger scale, is a site or building used for the collection of human skeletal remains, the purpose of which is respectful rest. Europe is a particularly [...]

Forget the stone. Medusa turns herself to sterling silver with Niue’s impressive dimensional offering

By |2019-03-06T00:28:46+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Forget the stone. Medusa turns herself to sterling silver with Niue's impressive dimensional offering After looking at Art Mint's beautiful Medusa coin a couple of days ago, we're now examining another Medusa coin of quite a different ilk. Major proponents of dimensional coins, the Mint of Poland have generally kept their issues to what we would call geometric shapes - cylinder, sphere. pyramid, etc. Now they're combining [...]

Exclusive! Witness the cold hard gaze of the Gorgons stare with Art Mint’s beautiful new Medusa coin

By |2019-03-03T12:14:40+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Art Mint, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon|

Witness the cold hard gaze of the Gorgons stare with Art Mint's beautiful new Medusa coin One of the most distinctive figures in ancient mythology, the tragic figures of Medusa and the Gorgons have been the subject of countless pieces of art over the last couple of millenia, as well as appearing in numerous books, movies and tv shows in the modern age. There's very little that [...]

February, 2019

Numiscollect’s intricate Archaeology & Symbolism coin series moves from Meso-America to Tibet

By |2019-02-25T21:42:50+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

Numiscollect's intricate Archaeology & Symbolism coin series moves from Mesoamerica to Tibet Last year saw Dutch producer Numiscollect released a really beautiful Aztec Calendar coin, based on a huge stone version likely created in the 15th century to stand in the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. It was the debut release in a new series named Archaeology & Symbolism, a range showcasing objects that helped define cultures through history. [...]

Queens Beasts coin series enters its second half with the launch of the proof Yale of Beaufort range

By |2019-02-22T12:23:08+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Queens Beasts coin series enters its second half with the launch of the proof Yale of Beaufort range Now six coins into a ten coin range, the Royal Mint's Queens Beasts series today sees the addition of the Yale of Beaufort. A strange 'goat-like' creature, the Yale is depicted by Jody Clark in the same style that has characterised every issue to date. Resplendant above a heraldic [...]

New UK 1oz gold bullion coin dips into the past design catalogue and pulls out the Royal Arms

By |2019-02-19T23:10:34+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Bullion, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

New UK 1oz gold bullion coin dips into the past design catalogue and pulls out the Royal Arms As if the Britannia, Shengxiao Lunars, Queens Beasts and others aren't prrofthat the Royal Mint are taking the bullion coin market seriously, they've added another design to the portfolio. No silver this time, just a one-ounce fine gold offering, and it appears to be one with an unrestricted mintage in [...]

High times ahead! Numiscollect journey back to the Swingin’ Sixties with their latest cannabis coin

By |2019-02-11T20:32:09+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Benin, Silver, Numiscollect|

High times ahead! Numiscollect journey back to the Swingin' Sixties with their latest cannabis coin One of the more unusual themes for a series of precious metal commemorative coins, Cannabis is nevertheless a large part of popular culture today, and has been for the last six decades. The modern roots of this growth in popularity is without doubt the 1960's. A period of social change [...]

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