Thor’s legendary weapon of choice, Mjolnir, is reproduced in miniature for MDM’s latest dimensional silver coin

By |2021-05-12T11:49:57+01:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Movies & TV, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Thor's legendary weapon of choice, Mjolnir, is reproduced in miniature for MDM's latest dimensional silver coin We could describe how the story of Mjolnir, the famed weapon of choice of the Norse Thunder God Thor, was first told in Skáldskaparmál from Snorri’s Edda. Of how it was forged as the result of a bet between Loki, Sindri, [...]

Let ’em roll! LPM and the Solomon Islands launch the worlds first silver Dice coin

By |2021-04-07T23:51:10+01:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Coloured, Sport, Silver, Solomon Islands|

Let 'em roll! LPM and the Solomon Islands launch the worlds first silver Dice coin The release of coins in weird and unusual shapes continues apace with LPM adding this two-ounce silver dice coin to the mix. We can't really wax lyrical about a dice, except that its origins are not fully known, but date back [...]

OCEAN PREDATORS – GREAT WHITE SHARK (2021 MTB/PAMP)

By |2021-02-02T19:40:47+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

It seems PAMP/MTB are continuing to stake out their claim to the more unusually shaped coins after a 2020 that saw PEZ, Giants of the Galapagos Islands, and Hunters of the Sky/Deep. We've already had Sweethearts and Fender guitar picks, so it's of little surprise to see the Galapagos series style  appear with a new subject for [...]

None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM’s new shaped silver coin

By |2020-11-23T22:02:37+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM's new shaped silver coin Who doesn't love the Spartans? Nobody should really. A quite distorted society, a rabid superiority complex and a negative influence on peace in the Greek region, Sparta nevertheless deserves respect for its single-minded pursuit of excellence in the field [...]

Santa season continues with PAMP’s latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character

By |2020-11-18T18:33:31+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

Santa season continues with PAMP's latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character Every year sees a good mix of Christmas coins from various national and independent mints, and most of them have Santa Claus in the design in one form or another. We don't usually cover many of these as they seem to appeal to [...]

The giant creatures of the Galapagos feature on PAMP’s new shaped silver coin series

By |2020-07-22T13:31:08+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

We see a huge variety in the shape of coins these days, going hand in hand with technological improvements in the minting process. Shaped dimensional coins have been a particularly impressive genre of late, with CIT, Numiscollect and the Mint of Poland dropping some striking designs, but they all carry hefty premiums. PAMP had some success with flat shaped designs, [...]

King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born 175 years ago and AllCollect mark the date with a minigold look at his architectural legacy

By |2020-04-14T23:07:11+01:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Allcollect, History, Gold, Solomon Islands|

King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born 175 years ago and AllCollect mark the date with a minigold look at his architectural legacy Despite dying in 1886 at just 40 years of age, King Ludwig II of Bavaria left behind an incredible legacy of impressive castles and palaces, none more famous than the stunning [...]

March 14th is PiDay and APMEX have a limited run silver bullion coin to count on

By |2020-03-13T14:17:17+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Science, Silver, Solomon Islands|

March 14th is PiDay and APMEX have a limited run silver bullion coin to count on It seems the subjects for new bullion coins are getting more and more esoteric, and US megadealer APMEX has joined the increasingly eclectic selection with Pi. Pi is a mathematical constant that is defined as the [...]

The penultimate Hunters of the Sky bird shaped silver coin series from PAMP is the Red Tailed Hawk

By |2019-12-19T01:22:13+00:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

The penultimate Hunters of the Sky bird shaped silver coin series from PAMP is the Red Tailed Hawk The second of the three bird shaped coins in PAMP/MTB's Hunters of the Sky series is now upon us, and this time out it's the Red Tailed Hawk. A companion series to Hunters of the Deep [...]

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