John Fitzgerald Kennedy centenary commemorated with PT-109 silver coin

By |2017-01-04T01:12:31+00:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: History, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint, Solomon Islands|

John Fitzgerald Kennedy centenary commemorated with a PT-109 themed silver coin from the Solomon Islands. While it's the Royal Canadian Mint and the Perth Mint that usually produce and strike limited run silver coins for some of the bigger bullion dealers, other mints sometimes dabble. One that does occasionally is the Royal [...]

MDM joins the burgeoning mythology genre with new proof silver coin series

By |2016-11-05T06:30:11+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM joins the burgeoning mythology genre with new proof silver coin series. Despite the wide range of coins depicting the gods, legends and general mythology of ancient times, producers continue to swell the ranks with new additions. German dealer MDM has, in conjunction with German mint BH Mayer, already built a [...]

Berlin Cathedrals magnificent dome reproduced on Solomon Islands domed coin

By |2016-12-04T19:33:51+00:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Allcollect, Coloured, Silver, Solomon Islands|

Berlin Cathedrals magnificent dome reproduced on Cook Islands domed coin With domed coins enjoying a big wave of popularity, there's a growing selection of fine designs appearing on the market. Like art-architectural, and ancient mythology coins, the domed variety attracts an inordinate amount of very high quality issues, so [...]

Update: Real images of CIT’s Brexit coin plus a new contender

By |2016-11-05T06:30:37+00:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: Event, Coloured, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands|

We've already covered the Brexit coins from CIT in previous posts, so we're not going to reiterate here. Suffice to say that the line art images released at launch, as above,  don't do justice to the actual coin. Now real life images are available we thought it worth posting them as the coins have been extremely [...]

Last years innovative Colosseum hologram coin is followed by the Parthenon

By |2016-11-05T06:30:55+00:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, MNI, Solomon Islands|

Around this time last year, European coin producer Modern Numismatics International (MNI), debuted an excellent coin depicting the Roman Colosseum, and did so in an unusual way. At first glance the coin was a standard, cleanly-struck proof piece with a design showing the Colosseum as it is now, but when the coin was moved, a holographic [...]

Finished your bar of chocolate? Time for a slice of pizza with Downies new silver coin

By |2016-11-05T06:31:40+00:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Solomon Islands|

Coming out of nowhere last year was what can only be described as one of the oddest coins of 2014, the Bar of Chocolate coin. Issued, without a sense of irony for the Cook Islands, the coin was basically shaped like a small half-unwrapped bar of chocolate and when rubbed, gave off the odour of it. [...]

Mint of Berlin produced silver ten-coin Ancient Egypt set offered by Canadian Mint

By |2016-11-05T06:31:56+00:00July 5th, 2015|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Berlin, Royal Canadian Mint, Solomon Islands|

Despite being one of the most prolific releasers of commemorative coins in the world, the Royal Canadian Mint has been expanding its selection of coins struck by other mints for countries other than Canada. A fair few from the New Zealand Mint, such as some from the Disney and Feng Shui series, make up the bulk of them, but [...]

NEW RELEASE: NEFERTITI THE SUBJECT OF THE FIRST 3D “SCULPTURES OF ART” COIN

By |2016-11-05T06:33:53+00:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Solomon Islands|

It really is getting harder and harder to tell what will be the next big thing to come along in the coin world. It's fair to say that circular 'rounds' have long given up their status as the only game in town, but this latest coin issued for the Solomon Islands, is quite an amazing piece of work, irrespective of [...]

NEW RELEASE: SOLOMON ISLANDS KICK OFF WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY COINS

By |2016-11-05T06:34:01+00:00November 2nd, 2013|Categories: History, Silver, Solomon Islands|

Next year is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, World War One. Coming from centuries of ordered battles with swords, rifles, cavalry and sailed warships, the First World War was a wake-up call to the human race that death and destruction were now fully paid up members of the industrial age. A war in [...]

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