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July, 2019

Numiscollect’s beautiful Aztec Calendar Stone coin has a very limited trip to the gilders

By |2019-07-15T13:06:40+01:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect's beautiful Aztec Calendar Stone coin has a very limited trip to the gilders The first of their Archaeology and Symbolism series, the 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone 3oz silver coin from Numiscollect was a piece that impressed us last year with its level of detail. Aided by Smartminting, it reached out to a 65 mm diameter. A tiny item compared to the 3.58 metre diameter, 22 [...]

June, 2019

The Winged sandals of Hermes are Numiscollect’s third look at the artifacts of ancient mythology

By |2019-06-19T16:06:33+01:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The Winged sandals of Hermes are Numiscollect's third look at the artifacts of ancient mythology Thors Hammer 'Mjolnir' and Aegis, the Shield of Athena are both legends of the ancient mythological world and both have been immortalised in silver as part of Numiscollects superb mythology series of silver coins. The third issue, first scene earlier this year at the Berlin World Money Fair, is now starting to appear for [...]

April, 2019

CIT@TICC: Minigold range grows with new issues for the wider collector market

By |2019-05-17T21:10:24+01:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Nature, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT@TICC: Minigold range grows with new issues for the wider collector market The just passed Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC), saw CIT Coin Invest issue another in their comprehensive range of half-gram minigold coins and this is one of several that has been added since the turn of the year. There are two main types. Traditional coins are round and tend to be inspired by bigger [...]

CIT@TICC: Winter comes to the coin filled Original Vienna Snow Globe for 2019

By |2019-04-26T22:17:51+01:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT@TICC: Winter comes to the coin filled Original Vienna Snow Globe for 2019 With the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC) on this weekend, CIT have announced a few new additions to their innovative 2019 range, some of which we'll look at over the weekend. First up is the third in their Globe range, one named not for the subject, but for the extraordinary packaging. Invented [...]

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha demonstrates the talents of CIT’s smartminting

By |2019-04-14T15:26:28+01:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

The elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha demonstrates the talents of CIT's smartminting Despite the burgeoning size of the ancient mythology genre in modern numismatics, the pantheon of gods from the Indian subcontinent is quite under-represented. That's quite an anomaly given they're full of fascinating tales and esoteric characters - the equal of those found anywhere else - and India itself loves the precious metals. The Mint of Poland [...]

March, 2019

The iconic skyline of the Russian capital, Moscow, is CIT’s latest Skyline Dollar silver foil

By |2019-03-29T18:47:40+01:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

The iconic skyline of the Russian capital, Moscow, is CIT's latest Skyline Dollar silver foil The Singapore Coin Fair has just passed and as is traditional, CIT Coin Invest added a couple of items to their repertoire for the occasion. First of those was a new addition to their ever growing series of silver banknotes called Skyline Dollars. These 150 x 70 mm fine silver foils each [...]

One small step continues. Numiscollect insert actual moon meteorite material in their latest coin

By |2019-03-23T20:26:03+01:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

One small step continues. Numiscollect insert actual moon meteorite material in their latest coin Time to kick off a look at a second wave of coins celebrating the ground-breaking Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 after our first batch a few weeks ago (see toggle). We've gone over the history several times before, so we'll jump straight into the coin itself. This is the second Numiscollect coin [...]

February, 2019

CIT@WMF: A claustrophobics worst nightmare is realised on a cool new silver coin called Trapped

By |2019-02-01T16:35:47+01:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT@WMF: A claustrophobics worst nightmare is realised on a cool new silver coin called Trapped As we're constantly saying, we love new concepts here and CIT Coin Invest push out new and interesting ones on a regular basis, more so than any other producer. What we have here is, on the surface, a simple one-ounce silver coin that eschews any form of  insert or gimmickry. [...]

January, 2019

One small week for mankind: Before Apollo 11 there was Apollo 8 and Numiscollect remembers

By |2019-01-25T16:10:13+01:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

One small week for mankind: Before Apollo 11 there was Apollo 8 and Numiscollect remembers Not strictly a moon landing celebration, Numiscollects latest entry in its 'Meteorites' series commemorates the Apollo 8 mission, without which Apollo 11 would not have been possible. Crewed by Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders, the mission was the first time that human beings had [...]

One small week for mankind: Powercoin incorporates a piece of Apollo 11 in its smartminted coin

By |2019-01-21T01:24:51+01:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

One small week for mankind: Powercoin incorporates a piece of Apollo 11 in its smartminted coin Our look at 50th anniversary of the moon landing coins continues with Powercoins CIT-produced effort.  Struck in three-ounces of fine 0.999, the coin employs colour and a black proof finish to stand out from the crowd, but adds in a little something to make it quite special. The design isn't a [...]

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