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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 [...]

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 |2022-05-01T17:34:39+01:00August 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 [...]

January, 2019

The rich world of Egyptian Gods joins the Mint of Poland’s portfolio with Gods of Anger: Anubis

By |2019-01-25T23:27:57+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The rich world of Egyptian Gods joins the Mint of Poland's portfolio with Gods of Anger: Anubis With the World Money fair coming next week, the pace of new releases increases and that's never truer than at the Mennica Polska - the Mint of Poland. We've had a few years of some quite phenomenal ancient mythology coins going back even prior to the stunning Ares issue that [...]

January, 2017

Mint of Poland Week: After the Greeks, the Romans with high relief Jupiter coin

By |2017-01-10T19:40:41+00:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland Week: After the Greeks, the Romans get a high relief Jupiter coin Just as we thought that the flood of ancient mythology coins was abating and leaving just a few of the best to carry on with the genre, we've seen a rush of new entrants to keep it busy. Just last week the first in a new Greek Gods series appeared for sale, this [...]

Mint of Poland Week: Imperial Art series moves from the Middle to the Far East

By |2017-01-09T16:04:19+00:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland Week: Imperial Art series moves from the Middle to the Far East Of all the art-architectural coin series available in recent years, the Mint of Poland's Imperial Art series has managed to distinguish itself by looking at things differently. Instead of taking a style of architecture, or a look at a single building, Imperial Art showcases a selection of the incredible structures of some of [...]

October, 2016

VIKINGS: GODS, KINGS, WARRIORS (2015-2016) by Scottsdale Mint

By |2021-10-30T21:43:40+01:00October 2nd, 2016|Categories: , |

One of the best of the ancient mythology series that have swept through modern numismatics in recent years, Scottsdale’s surprise entrant follows a design ethos set out with the mints epic Biblical Series. While that series will run to a huge sixty releases over the next decade, Vikings: Gods, Kings, Warriors will top out at a still impressive 15 coins. At the time of writing, the second batch of three has launched, leaving a further [...]

August, 2016

Week 33 round up of new silver and gold coins

By |2016-11-05T06:30:33+00:00August 20th, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver|

SCULPTURE BY MICHAELANGELO, JULIUS CAESAR, VENICE & TIGERS IN THIS WEEKS MIX Here's a look at a few items that we've picked up through the week, as well as some notes on site updates to some of our Coin Series Profiles. The two silver sculptures are something a little unusual for us here, but we felt them extraordinary enough that quite a few of [...]

June, 2016

AgAuNews nuggets from the modern coin world 004 – Week 23 2016

By |2016-11-05T06:30:54+00:00June 12th, 2016|Categories: Marketwatch, News|

Not so much in the way of nuggets this week as we've been busy with back-end stuff agin, tidying up more guides to bring them up to date and be more readable. We're going to continue doing this, as well as adding more bullion coin guides instead of the numismatic-orientated Coin Series Profiles over the next few weeks. News will carry on as usual. The Numismatic Guaranty [...]

May, 2016

GODS & GODDESSES (2014-2017) by the Perth Mint

By |2021-10-30T21:46:05+01:00May 30th, 2016|Categories: , |

2014-2017 GODS & GODDESSES by the Perth Mint Antique finish and a high-relief strike, two-ounce (62.2g) in weight, and featuring ancient mythology as a subject matter. This is a pretty good description of one of the hottest trends in commemorative coins over the last couple of years and here's a guide to the series that kicked it all off. Launching in early 2014 with little fanfare, Zeus, the first in [...]

AgAuNews nuggets from the modern coin world 002 – Week 21 2016

By |2016-11-05T06:30:57+00:00May 29th, 2016|Categories: Marketwatch, News|

Obviously lots of little stories don't warrant a full, and often time-consuming post, so hopefully, every Sunday we'll do a little news nugget round-up of the week with all the bits of news we accumulate. A mix of new coin updates, mint reports and variants, site updates and additions. No doubt the variety will increase in future and we can post a lot of bits we'd normally have missed or not [...]

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