Culture

June, 2018

Erlang Shen, the three-eyed god of Chinese mythology, kicks off a new silver coin series

By | 2018-06-12T01:16:10+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, SK Bullion|

Erlang Shen, the three-eyed god of Chinese mythology, kicks off a new silver coin series We're seeing some outstanding mthology coins released on the market of late, but surprisingly, very few have a Far Eastern theme. Sure, there are plenty of dragon coins, but very little that dips into the rich pantheon of deities that populated early thought amongst these ancient civilisations. Singapore based SK Bullion are [...]

Perth Mints latest silver bullion coin is the beautiful Dragon & Tiger and there’s a high-relief version

By | 2018-06-02T14:47:17+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mints latest silver bullion coin is the beautiful Dragon & Tiger and there's a high-relief version For better or worse, and opinions do vary, the Perth Mint has heavily increased its choice of silver bullion coins over the last year. We're of the opinion that it's a great thing and a wide choice is important. Perth has certainly provided that. Apart from the usual iconic ranges [...]

May, 2018

Royal Mint expands its bullion coin offerings with a gold Two Dragons and the third silver Landmarks of Britain

By | 2018-05-17T22:55:48+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint expands its bullion coin offerings with a gold Two Dragons and the third silver Landmarks of Britain The Royal Mint is increasing its presence in the international gold and silver bullion coin markets with yet more new issues. Uncharacteristically for the mint, the last couple of years has seen a much bigger range of choice from the usual Britannia and Sovereigns that have served them [...]

Art Mints impeccable Mandala series looks to the Islamic Moresque style for inspiration

By | 2018-05-07T22:06:22+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Art Mint, Inserts, Silver, Fiji|

Art Mints impeccable Mandala series looks to the Islamic Moresque style for inspiration The Art Mints impressive Mandala Art series of fine silver coins continues into its fourth year with what could be the finest issue yet. Beginning in 2015 with ‘Kalachakra’, subsequent years saw 'Celtic' and 'Chinese' themed designs joining the range. A Mandala is a radially balanced pattern around a central point that, in the case of [...]

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 [...]

March, 2018

Chinese and Welsh Dragons combine for the Royal Mint’s latest bullion coin

By | 2018-03-26T09:13:17+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Chinese and Welsh Dragons combine for the Royal Mint's latest bullion coin It's clear the Royal Mint has big plans for its bullion coin offerings, going from the relatively limited Britannia and Sovereign ranges of a few years ago to a whole plethora of different issues available today. With a lunar range well under way and the superb Queens Beasts garnering praise as it works its way [...]

The Jolly Gold Giant is back for 2018. CIT debut this years black proof Laughing Buddha coin

By | 2018-03-23T17:35:33+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

The Jolly Gold Giant is back for 2018. CIT debut this years black proof Laughing Buddha coin It's time for the annual Singapore Coin Show and like last year, Coin Invest Trust are launching a new Laughing Buddha coin, the second in the series. A showcase coin for many of CIT's numismatic production techniques, this series employs ultra high-relief SmartMinting, a black proof finish and gilding to [...]

The Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin brings the message of Freedom

By | 2018-03-19T20:10:04+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The Mint of Poland's latest silver coin brings the message of Freedom A new two-ounce fine-silver coin from the Mint of Poland touches on a subject that is the hot topic of conversation around the world - Freedom. Choosing the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States as the embodiment of the principle, the coin uses this giant symbol on both sides [...]

Mint of Poland’s Gods of Olympus series dips into the Underworld with Hades

By | 2018-03-02T21:21:39+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland's Gods of Olympus series dips into the Underworld with Hades One of the most popular genres in modern numismatics and certainly one with a very high quality threshold, ancient gods and mythology have adorned a wide range of superb releases over the last few years. While the Perth Mint arguably kicked off the modern trend with its Zeus issue back in 2014, the current [...]

Royal Mint releases 26 new coins to mark the new 10p coin with an A to Z of Britain

By | 2018-03-02T10:51:16+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint releases 26 new coins to mark the new 10p coin with an A to Z of Britain It seems the Royal Mint has decided that a five-coin range isn't enough and has gone full blast with a new 26-coin series called The A-Z of Britain. Similar in concept to the Royal Australian Mints A-Z nature set, all coins are being released simultaneously, but can be [...]