Culture

November, 2017

Parisian producer, Art Mint debuts its beautiful Celestial Bodies range of silver coins

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:46+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Art Mint, Coloured, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Niue Island|

Parisian producer Art Mint debuts its beautiful Celestial Bodies range of silver coins We first saw images of this new series from Art Mint way back in Berlin in February. The three coin part gilded series was called Celestial Bodies and featured stylised representations of the sun and the moon. Fast forward to today and the series has arrived in a newly enhance format and with some [...]

The bottle-cap coin is back with the launch of an uber-iconic Coca-Cola design from Fiji

By | 2017-11-14T08:54:10+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, BH Mayer, Fiji|

The bottle-cap coin is back with the launch of an uber-iconic Coca-Cola design from Fiji Last year, Coin Invest Trust released a highly unusual coin in the shape of a metal bottle-cap. Celebrating the Bavarian Purity Law enacted by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria on 23rd April 1516, it was shaped like a bottle cap. It sounds a simple thing, but is apparently a difficult thing to [...]

Palau’s perennial Ounce of Luck coin is upgraded to high-relief with a new flagship design

By | 2017-11-13T13:44:12+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

Palau's perennial Ounce of Luck coin is upgraded to high-relief with a new flagship design The four-leaf clover has been an icon of luck for ages, although nobody is sure how the superstition got started. With only around 1 clover in every 5,000 having four leaves instead of the usual three, you can see how these traditions begin. The first reference to luck might be from an [...]

Guy Savoy and an egg are celebrated on the Monnaie de Paris’ latest high-end coin range

By | 2017-11-08T13:07:04+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Guy Savoy and an egg are celebrated on the Monnaie de Paris' latest high-end coin range Now it goes without saying that we're great admirers of the Monnaie de Paris. Their From Clovis to Republic and follow-up Women of France series are some of our all-time favourites, but we're still not quite sure what to make of this one. Launched in 2014, French Excellence is meant to [...]

The Perth Mints hit Gods of Olympus is back with thirteen new silver coins in a limited run

By | 2017-11-07T10:05:42+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cook Islands, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mints hit Gods of Olympus is back with thirteen new silver coins in a limited run One of the biggest hits of 2014 and a coin that kicked off a the whole modern numismatic trend for antiqued, high-relief ancient mythology, Zeus was the first of the Perth Mints Gods series. Since its debut, there have been four complete three-coin series and all have sold out. [...]

Lucky number 8 and Dragons. It has to be the latest Chinese themed silver coin from Perth

By | 2017-11-06T21:55:59+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Lucky number 8 and Dragons. It has to be the latest Chinese themed silver coin from Perth In a nice break from the usual lunar coins, the Perth Mint has dipped into Chinese culture and combined the Asian love of dragons and their belief in the power of the number eight to bring luck. They've done it in quite a novel way and followed a growing trend [...]

October, 2017

Choice Mints Legends of Asgard continues to push limits with Ymir, its outstanding third silver coin

By | 2017-11-01T10:45:56+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Choice Mint, Tokelau|

Choice Mints Legends of Asgard continues to push limits with Ymir, its outstanding third silver coin We think it's fair to say that when Choice Mint launched its first Legends of Asgard coin, Odin, that the bar was raised on what constituted excellence in the popular mythology coin genre. Possessed of impressive high relief, called Max-Relief by Choice Mint, the coin was much admired on release. Like [...]

Classic Archangel Michael bullion coin debuts a silver proof version for 2017

By | 2017-10-11T14:09:01+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|

Classic Archangel Michael bullion coin debuts a silver proof version for 2017 A bullion coin that's been produced since 2011, the Ukrainian Archangel Michael has a classic numismatic design and over the last couple of years has proven increasingly popular. While there are gold bullion versions available, there's always been an absence of higher quality issues. A privy mark variant has appeared in the past, but remained [...]

Cameroon and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series ‘Carved Skulls and Bones’

By | 2017-10-10T09:23:50+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Cameroon and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series 'Carved Skulls and Bones' A pernennial image in culture from Neolithic times right up to the modern world, the human skull has been used to represent everything from love to dread. The recent discovery of carved human skulls in a 12,000 year old temple in southeastern Turkey, which predates even most forms of agriculture, [...]

Dragon & Pearl coin celebrates Chinese culture in two ounces of silver with a rotating centre

By | 2017-10-02T21:50:21+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Dragon & Pearl coin celebrates Chinese culture in two ounces of silver with a rotating centre Very much in the style and format of such previous hits as Alice in Wonderland and the Compass coins, the Perth Mint's new Dragon & Pearl release shrinks it down to an ounce in weight - half that of its spiritual predecessors. Dragon & Pearl is steeped in Chinese culture and [...]