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The legend of Alexander the Great solving the Gordian Knot problem inspires the Mint of Poland’s latest coin

By |2021-01-19T20:28:39+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The legend of Alexander the Great solving the Gordian Knot problem inspires the Mint of Poland's latest coin The Mint of Poland is adding to its extensive ancient mythology selection again, with a coin interpreting the legend of Alexander the Great and his unique approach to the problem of the Gordian Knot. A tale that has come [...]

TREASURES OF STANISLAW AUGUST ADDITIONS (2021 NBP)

By |2021-01-19T17:17:56+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, People, Medallion, Silver, Narodowy Bank|

The National Bank of Poland's 'Treasures of Stanislaw August series, in progress since 2013, kicks off the banks numismatic program for 2021 in fine style. We're huge admirers of these medallions (they carry no denomination) and they do what numismatics excel at - bringing national history to life. These are straight reproductions of late 18th century originals [...]

The Royal Mint is reporting a sharp rise in small gold purchases amongst millennials

By |2021-01-19T14:09:34+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Marketwatch, Royal Mint|

Interesting statement from the Royal Mint today. An increase in demand for small fractional gold, which also ties in with our observation that 0.5 gram minigold coins continue to be popular as choice expands. Whether based in reality or not, there still seems to be a general acceptance that gold is safe and permanent. PRESS RELEASE 19.01.2021: [...]

Holy investment opportunity, Batman!! The Dark Knight hits the bullion market with a new gold and silver coin

By |2021-01-18T14:23:33+00:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Holy investment opportunity, Batman!! The Dark Knight hits the bullion market with a new gold and silver coin With the big success of Star Wars and Disney bullion coins, the New Zealand Mint is now trying its hand at shoehorning its many Warner Brothers licences into the market as well. It's a good idea. The Perth [...]

DRAGON DOLLAR RESTRIKES ADDITIONS (2021 LPM HK)

By |2021-01-18T12:50:30+00:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, History, Gold, Politics & Finance, Silver, China, LPM HK|

LPM's very pretty Dragon Dollar Restrike series continues to be filled out to completion with the addition of three new variants. For those unfamiliar, the series reproduces some of the beautiful Chinese trade dollars from the late 19th, to early 20th centuries, and each takes the classic Chinese dragon of lore for its base design. LPM chose [...]

Bocca Della Verita, the ‘Mouth of Truth’ is reproduced in a kilo of silver by De Greef and AllCollect

By |2021-01-16T19:44:19+00:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Allcollect, Art & Literature, Benin, Silver|

Bocca Della Verita, the 'Mouth of Truth' is reproduced in a kilo of silver by De Greef and AllCollect AllCollect have employed some of Europe's finest medal makers for its various high-relief coins, including some quite fantastic larger issues. Chief amongst them is Mauquoy, and the Belgian company, De Greef. It is the latter designer that [...]

DINOSAURS: 05 BRONTOSAURUS (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-01-14T22:14:56+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The fifth of the New Zealand Mint's neat little Dinosaur coins is launched today and features the controversial Brontosaurus. This poor beastie was a thing, then wasn't a thing for decades (it lost its name to Apatasaurus), and then became a thing again as the type specimen was reclassified. Whatever the case, it's one of the most [...]

John Mercanti’s Wedge Tailed Eagle bullion series for the Perth Mint returns with a sixth new design

By |2021-01-14T10:50:19+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti’s Wedge Tailed Eagle bullion series for the Perth Mint returns with a sixth new design I don't think we're alone in saying the Perth Mint's Wedge-tailed Eagle is one of the highlights of the bullion calendar, so the new design is eagerly awaited here. The now iconic series launched in 2014 and came as something [...]

The 2020 Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion series continues with a trip to Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

By |2021-01-13T12:36:40+00:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, St Kitts & St Nevis|

The 2020 Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion series continues with a trip to Saint Vincent & The Grenadines After a 2020 that we'd all rather forget, you can understand that a few coin programmes are running a little behind. Such is the case with Scottsdale Mint's ambitious Eastern Caribbean 8 bullion coin series, which must be hard [...]

HARLEY QUINN CHIBI (2021 NEW ZEALAND MINT)

By |2021-01-12T11:43:56+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Chibi is back bright and early in 2021 with the launch of the 7th in the DC Comics sub-series, Harley Quinn. Coming to fame as The Joker's main love, Harley Quinn is now one of the most popular DC characters of them all, with both a hit animated series, and the Margot Robbie headlined movie appearances. She [...]

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