Nature

August, 2017

MCI-Mint bring their prehistoric silver coin series forward in time to the giant armoured Glyptodon

By | 2017-08-20T20:55:39+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI-Mint bring their prehistoric silver coin series forward in time to the giant armoured Glyptodon German private coin producer, MCI-Mint has long been issuing prehistoric creature coins, from Tyrannosaurus Rex and Spinosaurus, through to the Smilodon (and the Loch Ness Monster ;-) ) and so it's no surprise that another has appeared. This time it's an unusual subject, but an absolutely fascinating one. Glyptodon is a huge armoured [...]

Magnificent Life series heads into the undergrowth with the iconic Cobra snake

By | 2017-08-17T19:36:11+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Magnificent Life series heads into the undergrowth with the iconic Cobra snake Along with Evolution of Life, Magnificent Life was a new series that debuted at the ANA show in 2015 and signalled that CIT were not going to be saving all the best stuff for the World Money Fair in Berlin at the start of every year. The Peacock was the initial subject of choice and [...]

Pobjoy Mints long running titanium coin range welcomes the Patagonian Toothfish to its ranks

By | 2017-08-16T23:34:28+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Nature, Titanium, Falkland Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy Mints long running titanium coin range welcomes the Patagonian Toothfish to its ranks Pobjoy have long produced coins in the super-tough metal, titanium and are almost unique in doing so. Difficult to strike given the metal is harder than that used to make the dies, most mints stick with copper, silver and gold, all malleable metals that take a coin design with ease. Titanium takes colour [...]

MDM start their Underwater World series with the apex predator, the Great White Shark

By | 2017-08-15T09:20:29+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, MDM|

MDM start their Underwater World series with the apex predator, the Great White Shark There's certainly no shortage of shark coins on the market and MDM are adding to them by starting their Underwater World series with the apex predator, Carcharodon carcharias, better known as the Great White Shark. A bit different from the norm, this is certainly no cheap and cheerful bullion coin, being planted firmly [...]

Smartminting pushed hard with Mount Everest, the second 7 Summits silver coin

By | 2017-08-08T14:52:35+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Smartminting pushed hard with Mount Everest, the second 7 Summits silver coin One of the biggest modern commemorative coin programs has been Coin Invest Trust's attractive Mountains and Flora series. One of their basic series, a simple coloured sterling silver coin, it nevertheless proved popular enough to run for 61 issues between 2009 and 2016, only recently wrapping up. A fascinating subject, CIT weren't finished with it [...]

Royal Australian Mint wraps up the night sky with a Northern Hemisphere domed gold coin

By | 2017-08-07T18:56:45+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Nature, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint wraps up the night sky with a Northern Hemisphere domed gold coin The excellent and well recieved Southern Sky and subsequent Northern Sky series of domed coins from the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) wrapped up last year and while we've obviously run out of sky to cover, the mint hasn't run out of coin ideas for this theme. Released in February was a one-ounce [...]

The Timbuktu-landed Chergach is the latest impact meteorite adorned coin from CIT

By | 2017-08-05T15:33:19+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

The Timbuktu-landed Chergach is the latest impact meteorite adorned coin from CIT After enjoying a flurry of releases over the last few years, the number of meteorite coins has lessened recently. It's fitting that a series that spawned the genre continues on and maintains a standard reached by few others. Coin Invest Trust launched their first meteorite-adorned coin back in 2004 and the coin we're looking at [...]

The skull is back with giant version of the original hit issue and a new pirate-themed coin

By | 2017-08-01T21:42:12+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Culture, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

The skull is back with giant version of the original hit issue and a new pirate-themed coin As the ANA show kicks off, we're taking a look at the new CIT coins, some of the most eagerly awaited of all the coins released around this time. After the latest Evolution of Life coin we looked at earlier today comes another sequel to one of last years hit [...]

Canada puts filigree on a coin for the first time with the Enchanted Garden

By | 2017-08-01T18:08:36+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada puts filigree on a coin for the first time with the Enchanted Garden Another bumper release run from the Royal Canadian Mint this month brings with it the usual mix of maple leaves, Canadian life and experimentation that the RCM has become known for. Fitting firmly into the latter category is theis new two-ounce silver coin called Enchanted Garden. On the surface just another coloured silver [...]

CIT’s brilliant Evolution of Life series debuts its third coin, the aquatic reptile Ichthyosaurus

By | 2017-08-01T12:26:30+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Mongolia|

CIT's brilliant Evolution of Life series debuts its third coin, the aquatic reptile Ichthyosaurus Quickly establishing itself as one of CIT's finest and most popular series. Evolution of Life launched at the ANA show in 2015 with a beautiful coin depicting an ammonite. Following last year was an equally attractive Trilobite coin. As with life itself, the creature on this third coin is bigger and tougher, moving [...]