Reverie by Mucha is the latest in Powercoins hit Micropuzzle Treasures silver coin series

By |2021-02-24T18:54:36+00:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau, Powercoin|

Reverie by Mucha is the latest in Powercoins hit Micropuzzle Treasures silver coin series Powercoins hugely popular Micropuzzle Treasure art-themed series is back with a third installment, and it's an artist I don't remember seeing on a coin before, Alfons Mucha. A member of the Art Nouveau movement, he has a unique style and makes a refreshing [...]

CHIBI CATWOMAN & MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-02-22T22:01:34+00:00February 21st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Chibi again. We cover these because they're hugely popular, but they come at such a rate that it's hard to get excited each time. That changed a little earlier this month with the release of Frodo Baggins, the first Lord of the Rings release, and continues doubly so today with the launch of the debut 'The Mandalorian' [...]

GUARDS OF THE EMPIRE: KNIGHTS OF REN (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-02-20T13:32:26+00:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

One of the better coloured coin series in the New Zealand Mint's copious Star Wars output, Guards of the Empire highlights all the mysterious forces that helped hold the Empire together. There have been four coins to date and this latest is the fifth. The Knights of Ren were a small group of Force adepts that served [...]

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: JACK SKELLINGTON (2021, NZ Mint)

By |2021-02-17T13:17:11+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

We were pleasantly surprised recently when we saw the New Zealand Mints Valentine's themed Nightmare Before Christmas coin. Tim Burton's hugely inventive and unique film has been a perennial favourite in the movie world and the visual style is distinctive enough to transition to a coin with little problem. The mint has followed up the Valentines coin [...]

The Mr. Men celebrate 50 years with a new three-design coin range from the Royal Mint

By |2021-02-16T00:57:16+00:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Mr. Men celebrate 50 years with a new three-design coin range from the Royal Mint Over 28 countries, the Mr. Men series of childrens books has sold over 100 million books since the first was published in 1971. Mr. Men expanded to Little Miss in 1981, and writing honours passed to creator Roger Hargreaves son, [...]

Numiscollect @ WMF: The life cycle of the lion is explored in the first Growing Up, bi-finish coin

By |2021-02-12T15:30:15+00:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Numiscollect @ WMF: The life cycle of the lion is explored in the first Growing Up, bi-finish coin That most magnificent of cats, the Lion, is the subject of Numiscollect's first foray into the life cycle of some of the world's truly impressive animals. It appears that each coin will depict a fully grown animal on [...]

The Fool is the debut release in Niue’s new Tarot Card inspired silver coin series

By |2021-02-12T09:52:36+00:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Fool is the debut release in Niue's new Tarot Card inspired silver coin series Despite spending much of its time in the movie and TV franchise world, the New Zealand Mint does release a few unrelated series each year, often with unusual subjects. This time, they've focused on the mystical (and nonsensical) world of Tarot. [...]

Latest issue in the Polish ‘Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists’ released

By |2021-02-10T16:03:09+00:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Just a heads up that the latest issue in the fascinating, if over-named 'The Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists'  from the National Bank of Poland is now out. The half-ounce sterling silver series has been running since 2017 and is struck to a proof finish with just a simple red highlight on the reverse face. The [...]

2021 CHIBI FRODO BAGGINS AND LORD VOLDEMORT

By |2021-02-08T21:23:52+00:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The NZ Mint's Chibi tsunami continues apace with a new addition to the Harry Potter series, the seventh, and a whole new franchise to mine - Lord of the Rings. The big baddie of the Pottervers, Lord Voldemort, is the subject this time, as the mint rapidly works its way through the character lineup. We do note [...]

Numiscollect @ WMF: Striking pointillism series returns with a whale for the second ‘Dot Art’ coin

By |2021-02-07T12:34:54+00:00February 7th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Numiscollect @ WMF: Striking pointillism series returns with a whale for the second 'Dot Art' coin One of the most distinctive issues of last years World Money Fair was Numiscollect's first foray into the style of Pointillism. An art style that builds up images with coloured dots that blend together the further away you stand, [...]

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