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The Czech Mint launches its four-coin look at the potent tanks that fought on both sides during the Second World War

By |2022-05-16T03:16:29+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: History, Military, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint launches its four-coin look at the potent tanks that fought on both sides during the Second World War A new series from the prolific Czech Mint features a favourite subject of ours, historical military hardware. Sadly, the 20th century is a veritable goldmine for weapons of destruction, containing an almost endless parade of [...]

Scottsdale Mint’s hewn-edged Terracotta Warrior bullion coin series debuts a belated 2021 release

By |2022-05-13T16:00:56+01:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint's hewn-edged Terracotta Warrior bullion coin series debuts a belated 2021 release Better late than never, as the old saying goes, Scottsdale Mint has debuted the fourth in its superb Terracotta Army range of five-ounce silver bullion coins. An offshoot of an earlier 'Ancient Egyptian' series, also still running, 'Terracotta Army' first appeared in 2018, [...]

Bullion sales charted updated, along with a couple of comparison graphs

By |2022-05-13T01:45:27+01:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Bullion sales charted updated, along with a couple of comparison graphs Just a quick heads up that I've updated all the bullion sales charts from the Perth and United States mints, right up until the end of April 2022. These have been behind of late, so I've rectified that, and also added a couple of comparative [...]

How smart is your coin? Bet it isn’t as smart as MDM’s dimensional ‘The Brain’ coin from Samoa.

By |2022-05-12T00:08:17+01:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Nature, Silver, MDM, Samoa|

How smart is your coin? Bet it isn't as smart as MDM's dimensional 'The Brain' coin from Samoa. The last few years have seen an impressive uptick, not just in numbers, but also in the complexity of fully dimensional coins. I think the first truly breakout design was the Mint of Poland's pretty Fortuna Redux coin, [...]

The architectural style of the visionary Antoni Gaudi is highlighted on the Mint of Poland’s new coin

By |2022-05-10T23:42:00+01:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Poland|

The architectural style of the visionary Antoni Gaudi is highlighted on the Mint of Poland's new coin Born in 1852, Catalonian, Antoni Gaudí, is one of the most revered and individualistic architects in modern history. He morphed his passion for nature and religion into a unique style of architecture, one that has its ultimate expression in [...]

Pickle Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiick! The brilliant Rick & Morty animated series marks its first coin outing with the mad genius himself

By |2022-05-10T15:14:49+01:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Cook Islands|

Pickle Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiick! The brilliant Rick & Morty animated series marks its first coin outing with the mad genius himself Who doesn't love animation? For me, it's South Park, Archer, Family Guy, Samurai Jack, The Tick, and the subject of this debut coin from Glines & Rhodes, Rick & Morty. A surreal experience, Rick & Morty charts [...]

American Football & Basketball shaped minigold coins (2022 CIT)

By |2022-05-09T22:27:48+01:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Banknote / Foil, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

We're going to be honest straight from the start, nobody does minigold coins as well as Liechtenstein-based producer, CIT. While many other mints have embraced the half-gram gold coin format, none have issued so many designs, across so wide a range of subjects, or have so comprehensively integrated them into their wider range. The great majority of CIT's [...]

30th Anniversary of the Polish Border Guard silver coin (2022 Narodowy Bank)

By |2022-05-09T20:43:30+01:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Military, Politics & Finance, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

First deployed on 16 May 1991, the Polish Border Guard is tasks with securing the territorial integrity of this Central European nation. Few nations in Europe have had the tumultuous history that Poland has, not just through the 20th century, but for hundreds of years before that. The land and sea border of Poland is currently 3,511 km in [...]

The hectic world of ants launches Mint XXI’s new ‘Nature Architects’ series of high-relief silver coins

By |2022-05-06T17:13:11+01:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI|

The hectic world of ants launches Mint XXI's new 'Nature Architects' series of high-relief silver coins Who hasn't ever been fascinated by ants? Dating back to the early Cretaceous period at least, ants have had considerable diversity throughout their long time on this planet. It's estimated that there are approximately 22,000 species, many forming colonies comprised [...]

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