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

By |2021-01-21T00:22:30+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 [...]

High times ahead! Numiscollect journey back to the Swingin’ Sixties with their latest cannabis coin

By |2019-02-11T20:32:09+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Benin, Silver, Numiscollect|

High times ahead! Numiscollect journey back to the Swingin' Sixties with their latest cannabis coin One of the more unusual themes for a series of precious metal commemorative coins, Cannabis is nevertheless a large part of popular culture today, and has been for the last six decades. The modern roots [...]

St Peters Basilica is the first of Mauquoy’s Infinity Minting hand finished silver coins

By |2017-05-11T21:42:02+01:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Allcollect, Benin, Silver|

St Peters Basilica is the first of Mauquoy's Infinity Minting hand finished silver coins We've previously covered a coin struck by Mauquoy in Belgium and it was an excellent and ambitious piece showing a lion portrait. This new release is a move away from the extreme levels of high relief used on [...]

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts

By |2017-04-12T13:36:41+01:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Benin, Silver, Congo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger|

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts The commemorative coin market relies heavily on smaller countries around the world allowing them to be issued in their name. It's a mutually beneficial agreement that brings in much needed income in many cases (Niue Island has [...]

Enamelled kilo silver coin from Benin remembers the wreck of the RMS Titanic

By |2016-12-06T17:11:01+00:00December 6th, 2016|Categories: Allcollect, History, Inserts, Benin, Silver|

Enamelled kilo silver coin from Benin remembers the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Taking a look at some of the more unusual coins that have been released recently, we're kicking off with a hefty kilo chunk of fine silver from European producer AllCollect. Known mainly for their Golden Enigma gilded and ruthenium-plated [...]

Numiscollects new Wacky Baccy coin brings new meaning to the phrase ‘High’ relief

By |2016-11-05T06:31:13+00:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Benin, Silver, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect like to experiment with unusual designs and subjects for their coins, and being based in the Netherlands, I guess it was a natural fit that many peoples favourite plant would find itself adorning a silver coin. The Cannabis plant has a long association with the Dutch capital Amsterdam, home as it is to the cafe [...]

Benin Elephant ‘Protection De La Nature’ silver bullion coin series continues into 2016

By |2016-11-05T06:31:33+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Benin, Silver, MCI Mint|

The newest in German coin producer MCI-Mints ever expanding Silverline silver bullion coins has now launched, and it's the keenly awaited 2016 entrant in their popular Benin Elephant 'Protection de la Nature' range. This is the third annual release for Benin, the first in 2014 spawning several variants such as gilded and kilo coins, [...]

MCI Mints popular 2015 Benin Elephant gets new double-sized proof and antique siblings

By |2016-11-05T06:31:55+00:00July 14th, 2015|Categories: Nature, Benin, Silver, MCI Mint|

Leipzig-based mint, MCI launched a new series of one-ounce silver bullion coins back in early 2014 and the coin went on to be a big success. Following that up, a new Benin Elephant design debuted in 2015 and was likewise well-regarded. Unlike the big guns in the silver bullion coin world, the Benin Elephant is strictly limited to a [...]

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