May, 2020

2020 TITANS: PROMETHEUS (NUMISCOLLECT)

By |2020-05-17T23:35:34+01:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Culture, History, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The second of Numiscollect's brilliant 'Titans' series of 3oz silver coins is now available to preorder, so we've decided to put together a guide to not just that series, but the three other ranges emanating from this Dutch producer. Some of our favourite coins issued today, there's sure to be something that impresses everyone in amongst them. LINKS: COIN SERIES PROFILE TO THE RANGES

Mr Bean, the world’s biggest idiot celebrates his 30th birthday with a rare CIT licenced coin

By |2020-06-01T14:34:25+01:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

One of the best comedic actors of the last 40 years, Rowan Atkinson has brought many weird and hilarious characters to life in his long career, none more so than the brilliant Edmund Blackadder. However, it was his turn as the bumbling master of chaos and confusion, Mr Bean, that rocketed him to international superstardom. It remains as popular today as on its debut on the first day of 1990. Mr Bean, created by [...]

CIT applies its superb Smartminting technology to a 2500 year old classic of the ancient coin world

By |2020-05-06T13:08:38+01:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

In this virus infested world, coin producers are adapting their release schedules to suit. CIT have always issued at the big international shows like the World Money Fair, the ANA, Tokyo and Beijing, but all of those except the first, which was lucky enough to sneak in before the proverbial doodoo hit the air circulator, have been severly impacted. Because of this CIT have launched a Spring Event for this next batch of issues.Our favourite [...]

February, 2020

MDM’s Norse Gods coins are back for a second time around, but this time they’re gilded

By |2020-02-26T21:32:52+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, MDM|

MDM's Norse Gods coins are back for a second time around, but this time they're gilded One of the first series of coins to capitalise on the unexpected success of the Perth Mint's 'Gods of Olympus' series, MDM's 'Norse Gods' was a nine-piece 2oz silver set of high-relief coins depicting the Norse gods of legend. It was a nice set with some quirky and unique artwork that helped lay [...]

Fishing lure by 19th century innovator Julio T Buel is celebrated by CIT in gold and silver

By |2020-02-06T23:26:54+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Gold, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Fishing lure by 19th century innovator Julio T. Buel is celebrated by CIT in gold and silver Lake Bomoseen in Vermont is the birthplace of one of fishermen's greatest friends, the spoon lure. Dropping a silver spoon into the lake while eating lunch back in 1834, Julio T. Buel noticed a large fish grab the spinning object and he had a bit of a eureka! moment. Sawing off the [...]

Smartminting week: Striking view of a classic radial-engined aircraft is a showcase

By |2020-02-05T18:46:29+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Smartminting week: Striking view of a classic radial-engined aircraft is a showcase Anchor: Fair Winds was a very pretty coin launched last year by CIT Coin Invest at the World Money Fair. Utilising the high-relief ability inherent in smartminting, along with their relatively new Black Proof finish, it was a fine nautically-themed design (image at bottom). For 2020, we're seeing a second issue in the same style but heading [...]

WMF20: Captain Cooks epic voyages mapped on a extra large silver foil from Downies

By |2020-02-02T22:27:37+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Banknote / Foil, History, Science, Downies, Cook Islands|

WMF20: Captain Cooks epic voyages mapped on a extra large silver foil from Downies While the fledgling silver foil market has mainly focused on the ever increasing media franchise presence in the numismatic world, the early issues were more interesting and innovative in nature. First amongst these was a superb reproduction of a 1507-penned map by regarded cartographer, Martin Waldseemuller, by CIT.That was a 30g silver foil of an [...]

WMF20: Quirky mesh-finish ‘Trapped’ series from CIT returns with an eerie pair of hands

By |2020-02-02T02:53:01+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

WMF20: Quirky mesh-finish 'Trapped' series from CIT returns with an eerie pair of hands A hugely original release from CIT Coin Invest last year was a coin called 'Trapped'. Depicting a human face screaming from behind some tightly stretched fabric, it raised in us that innate claustrophobic fear that almost all of us have. Collectors certainly were unafraid to buy the coin, as it sold out [...]

January, 2020

WMF20: Powercoin replicates humanities outreach to the stars with Voyagers Golden Record

By |2020-01-30T20:31:13+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Gilded, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Powercoin|

WMF20: Powercoin replicates humanities outreach to the stars with Voyagers Golden Record Powrcoin continue with their excellent knack of choosing cool subjects for their coins with a reproduction in miniature of the Sounds of Earth golden record. Placed on Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, it was a recording of music, speech, animal noises, and some sounds of nature, along with 116 images. and was designed to give [...]

December, 2019

Pictorial – New pictures of Numiscollect’s last pair of Archaeology and Symbolism coins

By |2020-06-11T14:25:50+01:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Pictorial - New pictures of Numiscollect's last pair of Archaeology and Symbolism coins Following on from our post showing new images of this Dutch producers beautiful Zhong Kui coins comes these new images of their last pair of releases in the Archaeology and Symbolism series. This is a higher end 3oz silver range of coins looking at a wide selection of artifacts from ancient and medieval civilisations from around [...]

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