Edvard Munch’s super-iconic painting, ‘The Scream’ is reimagined on Mint XXI’s latest silver coin

By |2022-06-21T23:41:38+01:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI|

Edvard Munch's super-iconic painting, 'The Scream' is reimagined on Mint XXI's latest silver coin Art lives or dies on its ability to evoke emotion, and something that at first glance makes you think 'I could do better than that', suddenly has you entranced, drawn into the emotion that the artist had imparted into the work. A [...]

The hectic world of ants launches Mint XXI’s new ‘Nature Architects’ series of high-relief silver coins

By |2022-05-06T17:13:11+01:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI|

The hectic world of ants launches Mint XXI's new 'Nature Architects' series of high-relief silver coins Who hasn't ever been fascinated by ants? Dating back to the early Cretaceous period at least, ants have had considerable diversity throughout their long time on this planet. It's estimated that there are approximately 22,000 species, many forming colonies comprised [...]

Fine art is brought to numismatic life with an interesting multi-mint selection of artists and styles

By |2021-12-26T21:48:55+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Art Mint, Cameroon, Chad, CIT Coin Invest, Ghana, MintXXI, Mongolia, Precious Metal Collectors|

Fine art is brought to numismatic life with an interesting multi-mint selection of artists and styles Fine art has always been a popular subject in the numismatic world. We've seen many series over the last decade alone, covering a broad range of artists, in a wide selection of styles, and that isn't even including the ancient [...]

Ghanaian African Leopard bullion coin (2021 Scottsdale Mint)

By |2021-12-08T12:53:33+00:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Ghana, Scottsdale Mint|

Today sees the launch of Scottsdale Mint's fifth release in its African Leopard series of limited mintage bullion coins. Issued for the African state of Ghana, this is now a range of one ounce gold (0.9999), and one-ounce silver (0.999) bullion coins, each year carrying a different design. Mintages are fairly low on the 2021 silver coin at [...]

Baby Zodiac – Taurus, Aries, Pisces (2021 Mint XXI)

By |2021-10-25T12:39:10+01:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI|

Despite its quite obviously pseudo-scientific nature, astrology continues to have quite a hold on the popular conciousness. The idea that celestial objects affect a persons personality, behaviour and outlook, neatly divided into small groups of birthdates, are patently ridiculous, yet the concept has seen a massive resurgence in popularity over the last half century or [...]

Scottsdale goes off-world for its latest bullion coin selection, Alien, in silver, gold and glow-in-the-dark

By |2021-08-17T09:11:15+01:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Ghana, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale goes off-world for its latest bullion coin selection, Alien, in silver, gold and glow-in-the-dark One of the most inventive and varied bullion coin producers of the last decade, Scottsdale Mint is both prolific in its selection, and keeps a high standard of quality. Themes and nations are more diverse than anyone else out there, [...]

German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Durer, is 550 years old and two fine producers issue impressive coins to celebrate

By |2021-06-30T23:33:58+01:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, People, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Durer, is 550 years old and two fine producers issue impressive coins to celebrate One of the most famous artists to come out of the Northern Renaissance, Albrecht Durer has a varied body of work covering a wide range of subjects, including portraits, religious works, and landscapes, but he is perhaps most [...]

Giants of the Ice Age bullion coin series passes the half way mark with the fifth of eight releases

By |2021-06-22T11:47:21+01:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Ghana, Leipziger Edelmetall|

Giants of the Ice Age bullion coin series passes the half way mark with the fifth of eight releases Now, here's a series we covered at launch but haven't returned to since, but thanks to the producer, we've managed to get some decent quality images of them all to date, Giants of the Ice Age was [...]

CHINESE DRAGON VASE (2021 MINT XXI)

By |2021-02-01T12:35:24+00:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI|

Our second look at Mint XXI's new releases is a peek into the famous, and expensive, world of porcelain, here exemplified by a circa-250 year old blue and white 'Dragon Vase' from the Qianlong period. We've seen something vaguely similar a few years ago from the Mint of Poland, that involved embedding a porcelain miniature vase in a [...]

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