June, 2020

Micromosaic Passion coin series continues its unique look at masterpieces with Da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine

By |2020-06-29T18:01:23+01:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

A big hit over the last few years, both with collectors and award ceremonies, Powercoins innovative Micromosaic Passion series is back for a fourth time with a second interpretation of the work of Italian Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci. This time, it's the charming portrait of Cecilia Gallerani called Lady with an Ermine. Any similarities with Doctor Evil holding Mr Bigglesworth are purely coincidental...The deceptively clever painting is reproduced in the series signature style, [...]

May, 2020

The Polar Ecosystem shines on Numiscollects first ‘Our World’ silver coin, bringing to life Earths great habitats

By |2020-05-28T21:49:22+01:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

A coin we briefly looked at on its announcement at the Berlin World Money Fair, back when we could leave the house and visit other human beings, 'Our Worlds: Polar Ecosystems' was the first in a new numismatic jaunt around the planets various biological systems. It's a rich subject and Numiscollect have created something a bit different, although not to far away from the beaten path.A smartminted two-ounce fine silver coin, it takes an attractive [...]

Numiscollect wraps up its high relief animals series with a predator on the comeback trail, the Grey Wolf

By |2020-05-22T13:33:06+01:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Launching at the World Money Fair in Berlin, but about to ship soon, the Grey Wolf is the last of the five coins to be released in Numiscollects High Relief Animals range. The first of these arrived in 2015 and was unusual for its choice of subject (the Narwhal) and the interesting mix of an antique finish with proof highlights, something uncommon at the time. That part-proof finish was to become a series signature, continued [...]

Micropuzzles are back with the second from Powercoin featuring Renoir’s ‘Two Sisters’

By |2020-05-19T20:35:47+01:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Powercoin, Palau|

Micromosiac Passion was an unusual concept for a series at first glance. If you want proof positive that you don't need gimmickry to come up with something clever and beautiful, the Powercoin series was it. Ostensibly a cleanly struck coin with some colour, something hardly rare these days, it was the execution that took them to another level.Employing CIT & BH Mayer's awesome Smartminting technology, that coin range exhibited some superbly defined minting. Following last [...]

February, 2020

Smartminting Week: Tiffany Art coin series bows out in style with its final release, including a first in gold

By |2020-02-09T14:38:35+00:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Gold, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Smartminting Week: Tiffany Art coin series bows out in style with its final release, including a first in gold Our penultimate look at smartminting this week and there's no finer way to say goodbye to its first iteration than to say goodbye to CIT Coin Invest's finest series - Tiffany Art. Launched in 2004 to little fanfare, it wasn't long before this architectural series began generating interest until [...]

Smartminting Week: ‘When the cats away, the mice will play’ Numiscollect goes proverbial

By |2020-02-04T15:02:54+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Smartminting Week: 'When the cats away, the mice will play' Numiscollect goes proverbial Never let it be said that Numiscollect follows the herd when it comes to subjects for its coins, and this is a perfect example. The first in a new series called simply 'Proverbs' it will seek to visualise some of the famous sayings that we take for granted in everyday conversation. What better place to start [...]

January, 2020

WMF20: Numiscollect rekindle our childhoods with their first ‘Famous Fables’ coin, The Golden Goose

By |2020-01-30T10:51:35+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

WMF20: Numiscollect rekindle our childhoods with their first ‘Famous Fables’ coin, The Golden Goose Numiscollect never disappoint when it comes to their selection for the major fairs and the new issues for Berlin are as impressive as ever. Employing smartminting and some great subjects, they've delivered yet again. The first we're looking at is the debut of their Famous Fables series.Bringing to life some of the tales many of [...]

WMF20: Numiscollect celebrates the Tree of Life with a coin using the 19th C. artistic technique, Pointillism

By |2020-01-26T20:43:12+00:00January 26th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

WMF20: Numiscollect celebrates the Tree of Life with a coin using the 19th C. artistic technique, Pointillism This week is World Money Fair week, so we're going to be very busy bringing you news of all the new releases. Don't be surprised if our descriptions and opinions are a little shorter than usual, as we'll concentrate more on the breadth of the new issues, rather than each one in [...]

Powercoin wraps up it’s elegant ‘Eternal Sculptures’ series with a fifth release, The Three Graces by Antonio Canova

By |2020-02-18T21:52:19+00:00January 25th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Powercoin wraps up it's elegant 'Eternal Sculptures' series with a fifth release, The Three Graces by Antonio Canova Sadly wrapping up after five brilliant issues, Powercoin have announced the last in their quite beautiful Eternal Sculptures series of 2oz silver coins. Taking some of the world's greatest marble sculptures and depicting them both front and back on the two coin faces,these employ some fine minting techniques to [...]

November, 2019

Powercoin’s Micromosaic Passion silver coins have a new companion series – Micropuzzle Treasures

By |2020-01-16T14:49:28+00:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Powercoin's Micromosaic Passion silver coins have a new companion series - Micropuzzle Treasures Some of the best ideas in coins are more the result of taking simple ideas that are new and unusual, rather than outright gimmickry, as many have done. A good case in point was Powercoins pretty Micromosaic Passion coins, of which there have been three to date, A gloriously simple idea, just strike the coin [...]

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