Scottsdale debuts a new Cameroonian silver bullion coin – The Mandrill

By |2020-09-22T12:21:49+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale debuts a new Cameroonian silver bullion coin - The Mandrill Purveyors of an almost countless variety of bullion coins, Scottsdale Mint has carved itself a place at the top of the heap in this burgeoning marketplace. From such ambitious programmes as the Eastern Caribbean 8, to esoteric themes like the new Momotaro, there is [...]

A quick preview look at Mint 21’s new 2020 selection of coins, from love, art and nature

By |2020-08-30T00:54:20+01:00August 29th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Ghana, Mint21, Niue Island|

A quick preview look at Mint 21's new 2020 selection of coins, from love, art and nature Oe of our favourite coin producers at present, joining such luminaries as CIT, Numiscollect, Art Mint and MDM, amongst others, capable of, and doing, something different without diving into tacky. They have their own visual style that seems [...]

MAHAKALA (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-08-28T15:33:32+01:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Two ounces of antique-finished silver, with a high-relief and rimless strike and with mythology as the subject. If you're a gambler, it's an easy bet that the Mint of Poland is involved. Their latest addition involves a dive into the mysticism of Tibetan Buddhism, although the subject also has reverence for Hindus and Sikhs. Mahākāla is the [...]

Beethoven, one of the greatest composers of all times, is 250 years old. The Mint of Poland celebrates in silver.

By |2020-07-23T11:32:08+01:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

One of the legendary greats in the musical world, Ludwig van Beethoven would have been celebrating his 250th birthday this year. We've already seen some marking of the occasion with the Helvetic Mint's issue, but now the Mint of Poland is adding a design of their own to the mix. Choosing the stylistic over the realistic, the reverse face [...]

World Cultures silver coin series is back with a look at the Maori ceremonial challenge – the fabled Haka

By |2020-07-09T15:41:33+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

While the world of ancient gods and monsters seems to dominate the ultra high relief, antique-finished coin genre, there have been some notable exceptions. One of our favourites to date has been the Numiartis and Magikos Coins -produced series 'World Cultures', first hitting the market two years ago with an intricately designed Kapala Skull coin. The renders in our first [...]

Mint 21 expands its coin series linking gods and planets with a new duo, Mars and Uranus

By |2020-07-03T19:27:29+01:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Last May, Mint 21 had the great idea of starting a coin series that combined the planets in our solar system with the ancient gods that gave them their names. All of the nine planets in our local system, with the exception of Earth (an Anglo-German world for 'ground'), take their names from the old pantheons of Greek and [...]

2020 YOU & ME (MINT OF POLAND)

By |2020-05-22T21:52:03+01:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

There's no shortage of coins touting the themes of love and romance. Hearts, doves and the like have been a perpetual theme in the numismatic world, but it's good to see some unusual interpretations appear from time to time, like this new issue from the Mint of Poland. It eschews the traditional artistic tropes for a modern [...]

Mint 21’s outstanding 2019 Spartan Hoplite coin is followed by a Viking Axeman for 2020

By |2020-05-21T02:19:30+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

After a stellar 2019 with the debut of some very fine new coins, Mint 21 has continued the quality streak with some great new releases so far this year, and we're also starting to see some follow-ups to some of last years issues. Our favourite Mint21 issue to date has been the stunning Spartan Hoplite design, the first in a [...]

Mint21 Week: Notre Dame Cathedral is showcased in fine style on Cameroon’s new high relief coin

By |2020-02-24T00:45:26+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 Week: Notre Dame Cathedral is showcased in fine style on Cameroon's new high relief coin The last coin of the six new issues released by Mint 21 at the Berlin World Money Fair is also one of the best. With the tragic destruction of much of the fabric of the iconic Notre Dame [...]

Mint21 Week: The embodiment of good vs evil is the tale behind the second Apocalypse coin

By |2020-02-22T11:39:46+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 Week: The embodiment of good vs evil is the tale behind the second Apocalypse coin One of Mint 21's debut pair of coins, the Four Horsemen was the first of their 'Apocalypse' coins and introduced their visual style to the coin world. A different approach to the increasingly ubiquitous Mint of Poland [...]

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