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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 [...]

Another wide-ranging selection of themes and designs for our late April/early May round-up of new bullion coins

By |2022-05-05T01:04:37+01:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: Bullion roundup, Bullion, Bullion Round, Gold, Silver|

Another wide-ranging selection of themes and designs for our late April/early May round-up of new bullion coins A little later than usual, partly because I dread collating from all over to put these together, is our April round-up of many of the new bullion coin releases that launch into a market that continues to be as [...]

As it approaches its 80th issue, the NZ Mint’s Chibi gets a special edition and it’s for Star Wars May 4th Be With You Day

By |2022-05-03T23:01:31+01:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Movies & TV, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

As it approaches its 80th issue, the NZ Mint's Chibi gets a special edition and it's for Star Wars May 4th Be With You Day After almost 80 issues, it's become increasingly difficult to spice up a Chibi coin article for something new, so they've joined our Quicklooks and Film Round-up articles for coverage, but the [...]

Van Gogh Bottlecap coin (2022 Precious Metal Collectors)

By |2022-05-03T18:08:54+01:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Chad, Precious Metal Collectors|

In 2016, coin innovators, CIT, released a one-off coin incorporating an unusual design. Struck to look exactly like a bottle cap, it was issued to mark 500 years since the introduction of the Bavarian Purity Law, which strictly regulates what ingredients can be used in beer. It was two years later that this new concept became considerably more popular, [...]

Guan Yu makes the jump from a two dimensional coin, to a three dimensional ten-ounce silver miniature

By |2022-05-03T00:49:47+01:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, Bullion, Coloured, Miniatures, Silver, Mint of Gdansk|

Guan Yu makes the jump from a two dimensional coin, to a three dimensional ten-ounce silver miniature Along with the New Zealand Mint and Coins Today, the Mint of Gdansk has released some quite outstanding silver cast miniatures, but is unique in actually making them legal tender coins as well. The first of them was a [...]

The Dragon series from Numiartis returns with a fourth coin, this time rooted in the legends of Japan

By |2022-05-02T10:47:50+01:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

The Dragon series from Numiartis returns with a fourth coin, this time rooted in the legends of Japan Dragons are a popular subject on coins, particularly on those themed around East Asian culture, and to a lesser extent, European. However, dragons have been a cultural phenomenon around the world for millennia, likely as a result of [...]

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 [...]

Year of the Sweet Rabbit silver and gold coin range (2023 CIT)

By |2022-04-29T15:14:52+01:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Banknote / Foil, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Part of yesterday's Spring Launch at CIT, their annual Lunar Calendar range continued with the debut of a trio of new issues, as varied in format as last year. Headlining the 'Sweet Rabbit' range is a super little fully dimensional silver coin, of an ounce in weight. These have always had a quite unique style of their own, [...]

Titanic shaped five-ounce silver coin (2022 MDM Wholesale)

By |2022-04-28T17:32:32+01:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

As is typical, a day after we went live with our look at a pair of Titanic anniversary coins, another interesting issue was released, this time by MDM in Germany. It's a cool piece, worthy of coverage, so while the topic is still fresh in our minds, here it is. This is a five ounce silver issue, and fits [...]

Spring is in the air, and CIT launch their latest seasonal range, including quite exceptional nods to the past and the future

By |2022-04-28T09:19:54+01:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Palau|

Spring is in the air, and CIT launch their latest seasonal range, including quite exceptional nods to the past and the future Never one to disappoint, genuinely, Liechtenstein-based producer, CIT, have a reputation second to none for its combination of envelope-pushing design, and sheer quality. Choosing to release most of their coins in quarterly batches [...]

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