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The Royal Mint launches the first in a five-year series of updated historical designs called the British Monarchs Collection

By |2022-01-24T21:42:19+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint launches the first in a five-year series of updated historical designs called the British Monarchs Collection This is one of those releases we always look forward to. The Royal Mint has debuted a new multi-year programme of coins tapping into Britain's rich history, in the same vein as recent numismatic hits like the [...]

YouTube highlights: new coin videos from several mints, and the ancient world

By |2022-01-24T14:02:02+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: News Nuggets|

Time for one of our very irregular round ups of coin videos put out by some of the bigger producers. Precious Metal Collectors, and the Mint of Poland, seem to have been busy lately. Both of those make some excellent videos, really showing off the coins.The star of the show for us, however, is a super video from toldinstone that [...]

The lads give way to the ladies with the goddess Hera following LPM’s ‘Gods of Olympus’ bullion coin series

By |2022-01-24T00:06:30+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The lads give way to the ladies with the goddess Hera following LPM’s ‘Gods of Olympus’ bullion coin series Today sees the launch of the fourth in LPM Group's bullion reimagining of the Perth Mint's iconic 'Gods' series of numismatics. Debuting in 2014, they became hugely popular, even crashing the Perth Mint website on release day. The [...]

The works of Caravaggio are reproduced on a silver coin series in the 450th anniversary of his birth

By |2022-01-21T16:49:14+00:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The works of Caravaggio are reproduced on a silver coin series in the 450th anniversary of his birth A hugely influential artist, the late 16th century painter, Caravaggio, had an intense visual style, no doubt tied in with his intense and violent personality. His paintings are bold, often brutal, rarely sexual. On the 450th anniversary of [...]

Blood of Elves, the third book in The Witcher saga, hits the numismatic world with a silver coin pair

By |2022-01-20T15:31:05+00:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Blood of Elves, the third book in The Witcher saga, hits the numismatic world with a silver coin pair Working their way through the literary works of Polish fantasy author, Andrzej Sapkowski, the Mint of Gdańsk has now debuted their third pair of coins, quite obviously for the third book of the eight published in the Witcher [...]

Turn base metal into gold? The Mint of Poland gets an alchemist as far as silver for its latest coin

By |2022-01-19T23:09:29+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Copper, Inserts, Science, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Turn base metal into gold? The Mint of Poland gets an alchemist as far as silver for its latest coin Turning base metal into gold, the quest for immortality, the cure for disease - each of these were goals that the alchemists of old struggled to achieve, for obvious reasons. Alchemy, a mix of philosophy and [...]

Film and Television coins start their journey through 2022 with another wide selection of hit franchises

By |2022-01-18T08:56:48+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Crown Mint, MDM, MintXXI, NZ Mint, Perth Mint, Spain|

Film and Television coins start their journey through 2022 with another wide selection of hit franchises It looks like 2022 is going to carry on where 2021 left off, if this January selection of popular culture coins is any indicator. There's another full selection of coins and rounds on offer, mostly from the usual producers, and [...]

Our first new bullion coin release round-up of 2022 is a varied mix

By |2022-01-17T22:39:43+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: APMEX, Bullion, Bullion Round, Gold, Silver, LPM HK, Niue Island, NZ Mint, Perth Mint, Spain, Tuvalu|

Our first new bullion coin release round-up of 2022 is a varied mix Continuing our regular round-ups of new bullion coins entering an ever-increasing market full of activity, is our first one of 2022. There's another wide selection of subjects, although formats tend to have stuck close to the traditional one-ounce in most cases. There [...]

AgAuSHOOT: 2021 Queen’s Beasts: The Falcon of the Plantagenets (Pobjoy Mint)

By |2022-01-14T13:27:14+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: AgAuShoot, History, Gilded, Silver, British Indian Ocean Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

AgAuSHOOT: 2021 The Queen's Beasts - The Falcon of the Plantagenets (Pobjoy Mint) We promised late last year that we'd be doing more of our AgAuShoots - photoshoots of coins we've obtained access to, either our own, or coins we've been sent on loan or to keep. We'll note what they are, although we're planning to keep [...]

Korea’s Joseon Rank Badge and Royal Silver Seal are the inspiration for an attractive two-piece silver coin set

By |2022-01-13T23:20:38+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Coloured, Silver, Coins Today KR, Fiji|

Korea's Joseon Rank Badge and Royal Silver Seal are the inspiration for an attractive two-piece silver coin set In power from 1392 until 1897, the Korean Joseon Dynasty was founded by Yi Seong-gye in what is today, Kaesong, a city in North Korea that is very close to the current border with the South. In wasn't [...]

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