January, 2020

Gustav Klimt’s legendary masterpiece ‘The Kiss’ becomes a jigsaw puzzle on Numiartis’ latest coin

By |2020-01-16T15:14:25+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Numiartis|

Gustav Klimt's legendary masterpiece 'The Kiss', becomes a jigsaw puzzle on Numiartis' latest coin Gustav Klimt has seen a huge resurgence in the popularity of his work since becoming persona non grata in the middle of the 20th century. As the person making Klimts work socially unacceptable was Adolf Hitler, we can safely assume the problem wasn't the artwork... The last few years has also seen a fine selection [...]

The worst marksmen in the galaxy launch the new Star Wars coin series, Guards of the Empire

By |2020-01-15T01:43:05+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The worst marksmen in the galaxy launch the new Star Wars coin series, Guards of the Empire Hardly a new subject on coins, Star Wars has had a fantastic run of new issues from the New Zealand Mint over the last half-decade, and it seems the mint is far from finished with the humongous movie franchise. We've already seen poster foils, but this latest coin is the [...]

“Yeah Baby!, Shall we shag now or shag later?” Austin Powers’ favourite book, the Kama Sutra comes to coins.

By |2020-01-17T00:03:36+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

"Yeah Baby!, Shall we shag now or shag later?" Austin Powers' favourite book, the Kama Sutra comes to coins. As we always say, it's good to see new designs and topics covered in the world of numismatics and it isn't often you see a Kama Sutra coin hit the market. Mint 21 has brought their visual style to this ancient guide to a fulfilling life and produced [...]

The NZ Mint starts its Star Wars silver poster foil run through the final Star Wars trilogy

By |2020-01-06T23:49:11+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The NZ Mint starts its Star Wars silver poster foil run through the final Star Wars trilogy The NZ Mint's premium foil series of Star Wars movie posters continues its run through the nine movies in the main sequence (a trilogy trilogy?) with the first of the latest three, The Force Awakens. Whatever your views on the new movies, and they do differ wildly, there's [...]

December, 2019

Pictorial – Close-up images of Numiscollect’s exquisite Zhong Kui silver coin variants

By |2019-12-09T14:56:47+00:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: AgAuShoot, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Pictorial - Close-up images of Numiscollect's exquisite Zhong Kui silver coin variants We've had some new and better images of Numiscollect's last runs of new issues of which we'll publish some over the coming days. We've always had a great admiration for much of the work put out by this producer and it's great that they stand by their work enough to supply us with high-resolution close-up [...]

Star Trek coins boldly go for a neat change, with the Perth Mint’s new Holey Dollar and Delta

By |2019-12-03T19:29:40+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Star Trek coins boldly go for a neat change, with the Perth Mint's new Holey Dollar and Delta After an initial period when the Perth Mint was the only coin producer issuing Star Trek themed product, it wasn't long before the convoluted world of licenced franchising added the Royal Canadian Mint to the mix, followed last year by the New Zealand Mint (of course!), although that latter company has [...]

Mint21 join the 500th anniversary commemorations of Leonardo da Vinci with a fine new silver coin

By |2019-12-01T19:07:08+00:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, People, Silver, Ghana, Mint21|

Mint21 join the 500th anniversary commemorations of Leonardo da Vinci with a fine new silver coin Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci is as potent a force in the worlds of art and engineering as he has always been. While science and technology has moved well beyond the Renaissance world of Leonardo, it does nothing to diminish the mans innovative genius. This first in series issue [...]

November, 2019

Zhong Kui, vanquisher of evil, is the subject of the first Asian Mythology coin, now also in gilded form

By |2019-11-28T21:34:16+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Zhong Kui, vanquisher of evil, is the subject of the first Asian Mythology coin, now also in gilded form With its first debut back at the ANA show in August, Numiscollect's first issue in their new Asian Mythology series was a beautiful part-coloured, antique-finished piece of work that was packed from edge to edge with some classic looking ancient Chinese inspired design. Depicting a deity long revered for his [...]

Notre Dames famous stained glass window is immortalised on Art Mint’s stunning new silver coin

By |2019-11-22T16:11:34+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Art Mint, Coloured, Silver, Fiji|

Notre Dames famous stained glass window is immortalised on Art Mint's stunning new silver coin Very much in the news after the catastrophic fire earlier this year, the stunning architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been the inspiration for many works of art in countless different mediums. Numismatics have been no exception to that, with some fine examples in recent years, like Numiscollect's entry in its Sacred [...]

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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