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September, 2015

Ancient Gods Week: Gainesville enters the old deities field with its own 4-coin Norse gods series

By |2016-11-05T06:31:44+00:00September 6th, 2015|Categories: News|

It seems that Odin is going to be the star of coins for a while to come as Gainesville throw their hat into the ring with the first of a four-coin series of Norse gods. Like it's contemporaries, it sticks firmly with the high-relief, antique silver format, but brings enough twists of its own to make it a great piece in its own right. Struck in 2 oz's of 0.999 silver, [...]

Ancient Gods Week: Thor and Odin launch new nine-coin series featuring the Norse Gods

By |2016-11-05T06:31:44+00:00September 5th, 2015|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cook Islands|

Ancient Gods Week continues dipping into the healthy new selection of numismatics featuring deities worshipped in ancient times. Fortunately in those polytheistic times, there were no shortage of gods and thus no shortage of subjects for new coins. Equally fortunately, most of them are resplendent with striking imagery and fascinating stories of their origins and adventures. First choices are usually the Roman or Greek gods, but we think the Norse gods [...]

Ancient Gods week: Bible Stories from Scottsdale continues with Death on a pale horse

By |2016-11-05T06:31:44+00:00September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The fifth of six in the 2015 set called ‘Biblical Stories’ has been launched by the Scottsdale Mint in the United States and as usual they're an antique finish, rimless, high-relief series and this one continues on after, Exodus, The Crucifixion of Jesus, David and Goliath, and the Ten Commandments. All are closely based on the artwork from celebrated 19th century wood engraving specialist, Gustave Doré. Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré was a French [...]

Ancient Gods week: Aphrodite is the final coin in the Perth Mints hit Goddesses of Olympus series

By |2016-11-05T06:31:45+00:00September 1st, 2015|Categories: Culture, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The last in the Perth Mints Goddesses of Olympus range features the antithesis of the last coins Greek Goddess of war, Athena with a head on over to the realm of love and its own goddess, Aphrodite. Known to the Romans as Venus, Aphrodite is often broken into two serperate entities, Aphrodite Ourania, the celestial Aphrodite, born from the sea foam after Cronus castrated Uranus, and Aphrodite Pandemos, the common Aphrodite [...]

August, 2015

Ancient Gods week: High relief coin combines twelve Gods of Olympus into a kilo chunk of silver

By |2016-11-05T06:31:45+00:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cook Islands|

Ever since the appearance of Zeus, the first of the Perth Mint's hugely popular Gods of Olympus series of 2 oz high-relief, antique silver coins that debuted back in early 2014, the gods of antiquity have been a hot topic in the numismatic world. The New Zealand Mints rectangular coins were released over the same timespan, actually launching sooner than the Perth series, and several other coins have appeared since. The [...]

December, 2023

Coins Today’s epic stackable bullion range add beautiful shaped designs from Ancient Egypt, and from Norse mythology

By |2023-12-11T15:21:34+00:00December 11th, 2023|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Coins Today KR|

Coins Today's epic stackable bullion range add beautiful shaped designs from Ancient Egypt, and from Norse mythology Coin's Today have a stackable range of silver bullion second to none. Designs ranging from medieval shields, through historical religious iconography, to scientific achievements, have all been given the stackable treatment. What puts these up on a pedestal, is the employment of high-relief, and some extraordinary levels of detail given they interlock from obverse [...]

November, 2023

MDM dives into multiple ancient cultures with Norse, Japanese, and Egyptian themes immortalised in silver and gold

By |2023-11-17T19:28:38+00:00November 17th, 2023|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, MDM, Samoa, Solomon Islands|

MDM dives into multiple ancient cultures with Norse, Japanese, and Egyptian themes immortalised in silver and gold Continuing our look at the new releases in MDM's Autumn release, and sticking with the unintentional theme of the week - the ancient world - we have three new releases here, all very different in style, and subject. Along with some other unusual issues in this batch, it's good to see MDM maintain [...]

May, 2023

Bullion round-up 17: The Caribbean, Australia, Ancient Egypt, and the planet Krypton all feature on new coins

By |2023-05-19T15:20:34+01:00May 19th, 2023|Categories: APMEX, Bullion roundup, Bullion, History, Coloured, Movies & TV, Nature, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint, Pobjoy Mint, Pressburg Mint, Scottsdale Mint|

Bullion round-up 17: The Caribbean, Australia, Ancient Egypt, and the planet Krypton all feature on new coins Time for our seventeenth bullion coin round-up, and yet again, I completely underestimated the volume of new releases, and the time taken to collate it all. We were hoping to publish this yesterday, but, despite already covering a few bullion coins individually over the last couple of weeks, they seemed to just crawl out [...]

May, 2022

Planets and Gods – Earth and Moon (2022 Mint XXI)

By |2022-05-01T19:21:26+01:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, MintXXI|

Mint XXI have joined CIT with a new batch of releases, and as one of the few producers on the same level, we look forward to seeing them every bit as much. We're obviously swamped with new issues at the moment, but we'll do our best to filter them in over the next couple of weeks. Fortunately, we have a comprehensive Coin Series Profile to this first look, the 2019 debuted 'Planets and Gods' [...]

October, 2021

MDM Week (3/5): The Vikings continue their assault on the coin world with additions to three series

By |2021-10-07T00:25:03+01:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Cook Islands, MDM, Samoa|

MDM Week: The Vikings continue their assault on the coin world with additions to three series Everyone love a good Viking tale. From TV to coins, they've left an indelible cultural stamp on popular culture, and we've found ourselves covering many a fine release over the last few years. MDM are no stranger to the genre, introducing a very popular series in 2015, and there've been a few others since then. [...]

August, 2021

PLANETS & GODS (2019-) by Mint XXI

By |2024-02-27T17:12:53+00:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: , |

PLANETS & GODS (2019-) by Mint XXI What happens when you combine two popular coin themes into one? You get something like Mint XXI's 'Planets & Gods' series of three ounce silver coins. Mixing together the popular ancient mythology and the astronomy genres, they've produced an attractive and clever range of coins linking together the planets of our Solar System, with the ancient gods that gave them their names. Launching [...]

September, 2020

Hercules is back on a high relief silver coin depicting the fourth of his epic twelve tasks of ancient lore

By |2020-09-26T19:58:45+01:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hercules is back on a high relief silver coin depicting the fourth of his epic twelve tasks of ancient lore A super theme for a coin series, the fabled Twelve Tasks of Hercules are one of the greatest stories of many that litter the world of Ancient Greek mythology. They were certainly an imaginative lot! The beauty of this fable from the point of view of a coin designer, are the sheer [...]

May, 2020

Mint of Poland launches Tonatiuh, the first in its ‘Sun Gods’ series of 2oz silver coins

By |2020-05-13T22:12:03+01:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Despite a seemingly endless wave of ancient history coins from the Mint of Poland, it's become apparent that the imagination of those old civilisations was even greater. The mint continues to work its way through the myriad deities brought to life in those times, and has now turned its attention to the fascinating Mesoamerican world of the Aztecs. The first issue in a series called simply 'Sun Gods' this latest coin depicts the Aztec god [...]

February, 2020

Mint21 Week: Ancient Egyptian god of the sun and the air exudes power on new high relief coin

By |2020-02-22T12:39:43+00:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

Mint21 Week: Ancient Egyptian god of the sun and the air exudes power on new high relief coin The penultimate coin in Mint 21's World Money Fair line-up, Amun-Ra has chosen a perennial favourite of the modern coin world for its subject - Ancient Egypt. We all know that gods are hardly a rare subject on coins these days, but there's always room for a new take on an [...]

Mint21 Week: The Three Graces are reinvented with a contemporary twist for this exquisite silver coin

By |2020-02-18T21:53:31+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

Mint21 Week: The Three Graces are reinvented with a contemporary twist for this exquisite silver coin Continuing our week long look at Mint 21's new coins for early 2020 brings us from the murky bottom of the sea to a representation of beauty and elegance. While Powercoin have taken Antonio Canova's beautiful 'The Three Graces' sculpture and reproduced it in miniature on an impressive CIT-produced issue, Mint 21 have [...]

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