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CIT applies its superb Smartminting technology to a 2500 year old classic of the ancient coin world

By |2020-05-06T13:08:38+01:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

In this virus infested world, coin producers are adapting their release schedules to suit. CIT have always issued at the big international shows like the World Money Fair, the ANA, Tokyo and Beijing, but all of those except the first, which was lucky enough to sneak in before the proverbial doodoo hit the air circulator, have been severly impacted. Because of this CIT have launched a Spring Event for this next batch of issues.Our favourite [...]

WMF20: Smartminting is dead! Long live Smartminting Reloaded! CIT’s groundbreaking tech gets an upgrade.

By |2020-04-06T11:51:27+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Copper, Gold, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Smartminting is dead! Long live Smartminting Reloaded! CIT's groundbreaking tech gets an upgrade. It was only four short years ago that the Liechtenstein-based masters of coin design, CIT Coin Invest, partnered up with B.H.Mayer, the German mint world renowned for its expertise, to produce a new minting technology called Smartminting. The premise was simple enough. Greater levels of relief, with finer detail for a given weight, or [...]

Smartminting Week: Tiffany Art coin series bows out in style with its final release, including a first in gold

By |2020-02-09T14:38:35+00:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Gold, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Smartminting Week: Tiffany Art coin series bows out in style with its final release, including a first in gold Our penultimate look at smartminting this week and there's no finer way to say goodbye to its first iteration than to say goodbye to CIT Coin Invest's finest series - Tiffany Art. Launched in 2004 to little fanfare, it wasn't long before this architectural series began generating interest until [...]

Smartminting Week: CIT’s iconic Gulo Gulo Mongolian coin is brought into the third dimension by Numiscollect

By |2020-02-08T00:46:58+00:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

Smartminting Week: CIT's iconic Gulo Gulo Mongolian coin is brought into the third dimension by Numiscollect One of the most loved series of the last ten years, Mongolian Wildlife Protection from CIT Coin Invest debuted way back in 2007 and ran until 2019, enjoying ten releases in that time. Winning awards for the clever design, it would be a hard act to follow. CIT themselves have moved [...]

Smartminting week: Striking view of a classic radial-engined aircraft is a showcase

By |2020-02-05T18:46:29+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Smartminting week: Striking view of a classic radial-engined aircraft is a showcase Anchor: Fair Winds was a very pretty coin launched last year by CIT Coin Invest at the World Money Fair. Utilising the high-relief ability inherent in smartminting, along with their relatively new Black Proof finish, it was a fine nautically-themed design (image at bottom). For 2020, we're seeing a second issue in the same style but heading [...]

Smartminting Week: ‘When the cats away, the mice will play’ Numiscollect goes proverbial

By |2020-02-04T15:02:54+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Smartminting Week: 'When the cats away, the mice will play' Numiscollect goes proverbial Never let it be said that Numiscollect follows the herd when it comes to subjects for its coins, and this is a perfect example. The first in a new series called simply 'Proverbs' it will seek to visualise some of the famous sayings that we take for granted in everyday conversation. What better place to start [...]

Smartminting Week: CIT add Gandhi pair to their Revolutionaries series of silver and minigold coins

By |2020-02-03T13:44:22+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, People, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Smartminting Week: CIT add Gandhi pair to their Revolutionaries series of silver and minigold coins A relatively low key issue from CIT Coin Invest kicks off our look at smartminting this week. The first coin in this series, Chinggis Khan, was actually the one that introduced the potential of smartminting to the world. A reintroduction of a traditionally struck design, it showed the improvements that CIT and BH Mayer had [...]

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha demonstrates the talents of CIT’s smartminting

By |2019-04-14T15:26:28+01:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha demonstrates the talents of CIT's smartminting Despite the burgeoning size of the ancient mythology genre in modern numismatics, the pantheon of gods from the Indian subcontinent is quite under-represented. That's quite an anomaly given they're full of fascinating tales and esoteric characters - the equal of those found anywhere else - and India itself loves the precious metals. The Mint of Poland [...]

CIT push smartminting further than ever with an extraordinary new Erfoud meteorite coin

By |2018-08-28T12:58:03+01:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT push smartminting further than ever with an extraordinary new Erfoud meteorite coin Fourteen issues in and CIT's long-running meteorite coin series still continues to impress in a big way. We can't imagine that this European producer thought the idea of affixing a genuine meteorite fragment to a coin woiuld have been so successful, spawning many imitators as it has, but here we are almost a decade [...]

World exclusive: CIT bring their dimensional smartminting to the lunar market with a Mongolian Pig

By |2018-07-27T06:36:11+01:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

World exclusive: CIT bring their dimensional smartminting to the lunar market with a Mongolian Pig It isn't just their skull range that has a new addition - CIT Coin Invest have expanded their dimensional coin range with a fine effort in what has become a predictable and slightly stale lunar market. That the lunar market sometimes fails to excite collectors is inevitable in hindsight. The twelve year [...]

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect

By |2018-02-08T15:30:27+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia, Palau|

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect With SmartMinting continuing to impressive with ultra high-relief strikes maintaining tons of detail, it's easy to forget that it can be employed in other ways as well. There seems to be a slowly increasing interest in coins that eschew the standard flat format, whether it be round or another geometric shape, in favour of one [...]

A striking portrait of reformer Martin Luther is the latest demonstration of smartminting prowess

By |2017-10-08T18:46:55+01:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: CIT Coin Invest|

A striking portratit of reformer Martin Luther is the latest demonstration of smartminting prowess It's become clear to collectors that the smartminting process developed by Coin Invest Trust (CIT) and B.H. Mayer has brought new levels of relief and/or detail to the numismatic world. There are a growing range of coins garnering much admiration for their sheer quality. Some lean more towards detail, but there's a small [...]

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

By |2017-08-08T14:52:35+01:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, 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 [...]

Movie classic The Wizard of Oz gets a Swarovski adorned silver coin with smartminting

By |2017-01-05T17:57:34+00:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Movie classic The Wizard of Oz gets a Swarovski adorned silver coin with smart minting and Swarovski. With the recent resurgence and expansion of choice in movie and television themed numismatics, it comes as no surprise to see this rich vein of subjects mined deeper with properties picked from further back in time. Classics don't come much bigger and well known than the movie version of [...]

Quilling is back with CIT’s second coin, this time super-sized with smartminting

By |2016-11-05T06:30:11+00:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Quilling is back with CIT's second coin, this time super-sized with smartminting A quiet, extra release from Coin Invest Trust sees a new addition to its fledgling Quilling series of proof silver coins. The first in this new series debuted just last year with one depicting a pair of quilled flowers. This year its back with a jump from flora to fauna, featuring a [...]

Smartminting goes double-sided with Powercoins Eternal Sculptures debut

By |2016-11-05T06:30:32+00:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Smartminting goes double-sided with Powercoin's Eternal Sculptures debut The second and final of Powercoins two new CIT-produced designs is also out today and it's another impressive coin. The first to debut SmartMinting on both sides of the coin, it is again a fine demonstration of this new minting technology developed by Coin Invest Trust and BH Mayer Mint. The first coin we covered in [...]

CIT@ANA Smartminting goes extreme with the amazing Skull No1 coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:37+00:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Skull No1 seems to be the coin that has most people interested. For good reason. Coin Invest Trust launched their new silver minting process called SmartMinting at the World Money Fair in Berlin. As with all taglines, the cynic in me immediately thought it was all about marketing, but sitting in a room with these guys and seeing what was possible quickly proved that wrong. It's all about relief. Have the [...]

CIT smartminting hugely impresses with Skull, Trilobite, and much, much more

By |2016-11-05T06:30:37+00:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: CIT Coin Invest|

Just a quick look at all the new coins from Coin Invest Trust to be launched at the ANA show. Traditionally, CIT kept all their best coins for the Berlin World Money Fair at the beginning of the year, like Tiffany and Mongolian Wildlife Protection. Last year however, saw a particularly strong showing at the ANA in August, and that's the case for 2016 as well. We'll have a better look [...]

Middle-Eastern Hamsa Hand of Fatima symbol showcases impressive SmartMinting

By |2016-11-05T06:30:45+00:00July 6th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Rome-based coin dealer Powercoin, has launched a few coins of its own in the past, as some dealers occasionally do. Instead of taking the easy route however, Powercoin released some impressive technology-filled numismatics in a series called Ceilings of Heaven. Oval-shaped, antique-finished silver coins, the three designs each depicted one of the impressive Rennaissance ceilings that adorn some of the worlds finest interiors. Inset into each one was a nanochip, a [...]

WMF 2016 CIT Week: Great Tea Race coin showcases SmartMinting talent for high relief

By |2016-11-05T06:31:14+00:00February 21st, 2016|Categories: History, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Another of the pleasant surprises from Coin Invest Trust's huge 25-coin release run for the 2016 World Money Fair was this perfect example of just how impressive SmartMinting can be when applied to high relief on a relatively small coin, and to how a very small coin can still keep all the detail and size of a bigger one. The Great Tea Race of 1866 was one of those events that [...]

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