February, 2020

PMCollectors ups the ante on its copper-cored silver coins with a stunning new giant offering

By |2020-02-28T15:14:26+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Niue Island, Precious Metal Collectors|

PMCollectors ups the ante on its copper-cored silver coins with a stunning new giant offering I'd love to give you some understanding of the complex interplay between all the different deities in the Buddhist faith, but the different names and interpretations have defeated me. This is a deeply interwoven religion with a pantheon of deities quite different to those worshipped and respected elsewhere, but the many-handed figure is one [...]

A coin series look at the world’s great sea battles debuts with the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis

By |2020-02-26T14:24:46+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: History, Military, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A coin series look at the world's great sea battles debuts with the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis A new series from the Mint of Poland, Sea Battles will look at some of history's greatest naval punch-ups, and what better place to start than the pivotal Battle of Salamis. This battle, way back in 490 BCE, helped end Persian ambitions to take the Greek homeland - a base from [...]

Precious Metal Collectors returns to its innovative copper-cored silver coin format with the Azure Dragon

By |2020-02-24T23:22:01+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, Precious Metal Collectors|

Precious Metal Collectors returns to its innovative copper-cored silver coin format with the Azure Dragon It was only last November when Precious Metal Collectors, a Singapore-based dealer and producer, introduced an interesting new format into the modern coin market. The coin in question was the first of the 'Nine Worthies' and depicted Hector, the Greek god, and one of the three pagans that make up the group of nine. [...]

Mint21 Week: Ancient Egyptian god of the sun and the air exudes power on new high relief coin

By |2020-02-22T12:39:43+00:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint21 Week: Ancient Egyptian god of the sun and the air exudes power on new high relief coin The penultimate coin in Mint 21's World Money Fair line-up, Amun-Ra has chosen a perennial favourite of the modern coin world for its subject - Ancient Egypt. We all know that gods are hardly a rare subject on coins these days, but there's always room for a new take on an [...]

He’s killed a lion and a hydra, now Hercules has a beef with the Ceryneian Hind in Niue’s latest coin

By |2020-02-21T19:49:24+00:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

He's killed a lion and a hydra, now Hercules has a beef with the Ceryneian Hind in Niue's latest coin One of those ideas that seems custom made for a coin series, the Twelve Labours of Hercules is a rousing tale of daring, adventure and slaughter that typifies the ancient world at its most imaginative. Hercules himself has been a character that many leaders throughout history have claimed lineage [...]

Mint21 Week: Hear me roar! The King of the Jungle flexes his vocals with a dynamic Lion coin

By |2020-02-19T17:31:03+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Nature, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint21 Week: Hear me roar! The King of the Jungle flexes his vocals with a dynamic Lion coin Mint 21 week continues with a classic look at the mighty Panthera Leo, known to us more commonly as the Lion. Now, the Lion is hardly a rare subject in the numismatic world, but the quality of those around is quite variable, as are the styles. The most popular of [...]

Mint21 Week: The Three Graces are reinvented with a contemporary twist for this exquisite silver coin

By |2020-02-18T21:53:31+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint21 Week: The Three Graces are reinvented with a contemporary twist for this exquisite silver coin Continuing our week long look at Mint 21's new coins for early 2020 brings us from the murky bottom of the sea to a representation of beauty and elegance. While Powercoin have taken Antonio Canova's beautiful 'The Three Graces' sculpture and reproduced it in miniature on an impressive CIT-produced issue, Mint 21 have [...]

Same Bat-time, same bat-channel! The sidekick and the arch-enemy join Batman 66 coin series

By |2020-02-18T13:55:46+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Same Bat-time, same bat-channel! The sidekick and the arch-enemy join Batman 66 coin series Back for a second batch of coins, Batman 66 is the weirdest and most fun of all the superhero series, if not one exactly true to the comics. Last December saw Batman and The Penguin released to kick off this series, and now we have his over-energetic sidekick, Robin, and the most iconic of all [...]

Mint21 Week: Shipwrecks in History debuts with the incredible pirate ship discovery of the Whydah Gally

By |2020-02-17T15:29:34+00:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint21 Week: Shipwrecks in History debuts with the incredible pirate ship discovery of the Whydah Gally Another of our favourite coin producers, Mint 21, is launching six new coins and we thought it would be good to have a quick look at them over this week. While Mint 21 uses coin formats that are quite popular these days, they do so with a unique style of their own - [...]

Legendary Lands starts a numismatic look at mysterious civilisations with the most iconic of all, Atlantis

By |2020-02-15T23:52:10+00:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Legendary Lands starts a numismatic look at mysterious civilisations with the most iconic of all, Atlantis The latest of the Mint of Poland's flagship format coin series to debut is 'Legendary Lands', a numismatic journey through some of the more mysterious and outright fabricated of the world's ancient civilisations. There's no better place to start than the big daddy of them all, the lost city of Atlantis.Despite being based [...]

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