Planets & Gods: Jupiter & Venus (2021 Mint XXI)

By |2021-08-09T12:07:50+01:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cameroon, MintXXI|

Combining the popular astronomy and mythology genres, Mint XXI's excellent 'Planets & Gods' series sees two new issues, bringing the range up to seven in total. This three-ounce antiqued silver coin series puts a high-relief depiction of the ancient god that gave its name to a planet, overlaid onto a coloured image of the planet itself.A cool concept [...]

A drones eye view of Barcelona is the clever subject of the Mint of Poland’s new domed silver coin

By |2021-08-05T21:30:31+01:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, Science, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

A drones eye view of Barcelona is the clever subject of the Mint of Poland's new domed silver coin The Mint of Poland's latest takes an unusual approach to the field of architecture-themed coins by combining it with the world of drone photography. These little insect-like devices are now capable of some quite phenomenal feats using [...]

The beautiful Greek artifact, the Mask of Agamemnon, is showcased on the Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin

By |2021-06-09T11:02:20+01:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The beautiful Greek artifact, the Mask of Agamemnon, is showcased on the Mint of Poland's latest silver coin It's great to see the trend in coins featuring the ancient world to go with the actual over the fantastical for its subjects, and the latest from the Mint of Poland is another of those. There are some [...]

Numiartis’ puzzle coin series returns with John Collier’s 19th century painting of the iconic tale of Lady Godiva

By |2021-06-01T13:24:22+01:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Numiartis|

Numiartis' puzzle coin series returns with John Collier's 19th century painting of the iconic tale of Lady Godiva Wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, Lady Godiva became an icon because of the legend that she rode naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry. With her modestry only maintained through the judicious placement of her long [...]

PONTE VECCHIO BRIDGE SILVER COIN (2021 Mint of Poland)

By |2021-05-28T20:42:48+01:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, Quicklooks, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Built in 1345 to replace wooden, and later stone bridges that had stood on the site for almost four centuries, the stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River is one of the most popular attractions in the Italian city of Florence. Covered from end to end with shops selling jewellery, souvenirs and art, it's a [...]

Mint XXI showcases the natural world with impressive Honey Bee, Lioness and Mountain Gorilla silver coins

By |2021-05-11T12:14:46+01:00May 9th, 2021|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, MintXXI, Niue Island|

Mint XXI showcases the natural world with impressive Honey Bee, Lioness and Mountain Gorilla silver coins One of our favourite producers around at the moment, Mint XXI has issued some quite stunning coins over the last couple of years, so it's always a pleasure to get a new batch to look at. To start off, we're looking [...]

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary

By |2021-05-10T21:11:15+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, Cameroon, CIT Coin Invest, East India Company, Djibouti, France, MDM, Mint of Poland, Monnaie de Paris, Niue Island, St Helena|

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary Better late than never, as they say, here's our roundup of coins commemorating the bicentenary this week of the death of pint-sized Gallic terror, Napoleon Bonaparte. An icon in France and one of the most famous figures in history, [...]

Mint of Poland keeps an eye out for the next big thing. Is it their Cyclops coin?

By |2021-03-30T12:15:19+01:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Mint of Poland keeps an eye out for the next big thing. Is it their Cyclops coin? Of the many Mint of Poland coins in their expansive ancient myths and legends range, few are actually released directly by the mint itself, and they often display a lower level of customisation than those issued by third parties. [...]

Bee Yourself! That most important of the world’s insects gets a new silver coin from Cameroon

By |2021-03-29T10:47:33+01:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Bee Yourself! That most important of the world's insects gets a new silver coin from Cameroon There have been a few bee themed coins in recent years, and they've maintained a surprisingly high standard. The New Zealand Post issued a very popular piece back in 2016, and followed that up with a Manuka Honey coin a [...]

Stunning ‘Dantes Inferno’ coin followed up by the last book in the ‘Divine Comedy’ trilogy, ‘Paradiso’

By |2021-03-02T21:01:09+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cameroon, MintXXI|

Stunning 'Dantes Inferno' coin followed up by the last book in the 'Divine Comedy' trilogy, 'Paradiso' One of our highlights of 2020, Dante's Inferno by Mint XXI was a stunning five-ounce silver coin that managed to encapsulate the first of Alighieri Dante's 'Divine Comedy' trilogy, perfectly. Lashings of high-relief, packed with detail and with a terrific [...]

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