Coloured

July, 2019

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

By |2019-07-11T21:01:38+01:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Time to play catchup with what's been emanating from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Quite prolific, the bank, like many national coin producers, has a very domestic outlook on the subjects chosen, and that gives us a fascinating look at this old and expansive country. Animals and bureaucracy [...]

Masterpieces from the history of fine art are reproduced in the Treasures of the World coin series

By |2019-07-08T14:12:45+01:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Masterpieces from the history of fine art are reproduced in the Treasures of the World coin series A pretty common choice of subject for modern coins, fine art will always have a place, timeless as it is. In recent years we've seen some very nice series of coins, with Gustav Klimt seemingly a favourite, although the Mona Lisa has adorned many a gold or silver coin as [...]

Mint21 spotlights the legendary Spartan warriors with a stunning new silver coin

By |2019-07-04T21:45:53+01:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, Gilded, Military, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 spotlights the legendary Spartan warriors with a stunning new silver coin If you're going to start producing coins and compete with the high quality that permeates through the modern commemorative coin market, it's probably best to pick a subject that isn't populated with the best in the industry. Mint XXI, however, obviously thought that wasn't necessary, and after a couple of excellent debut coins, they've released [...]

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins

By |2019-07-01T23:00:23+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins Much like June, July sees a mix of coloured proof coins, depicting popular culture franchises with increasing regularity, alongside premium versions of the core bullion ranges. The Simpsons and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), are back, as are the Australian Nugget and the Kangaroo in proof form. [...]

Fresh releases bring the meteorite coin genre back to the fore, including one made of it!

By |2019-07-02T16:03:12+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Mint21, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Fresh releases bring the meteorite coin genre back to the fore, including one made of it! The meteorite coin genre has seen a few new releases lately, so it's time for a round-up of the best four of them to hit the market this quarter. Coins like this are favourites of ours, combining a good realisation of the actual natural phenomena, with pieces of real meteorite embedded [...]

June, 2019

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates

By |2019-06-25T15:09:48+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates Despite the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it's probably fair to say that Batman remains the most well known and iconic superhero in popular culture today. Appearing in multiple blockbuster movies, often of outstanding quality, various television series, books and, of course, thousands of comic books, the [...]

EC8 bullion coin programme treks the azure waters to St Kitts & Nevis for the second year

By |2019-06-25T10:57:37+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, St Kitts & St Nevis|

EC8 bullion coin programme treks the azure waters to St Kitts & Nevis for the second year The second cycle of Scottsdale Mint's excellent EC8 bullion coin programme continues apace with the second issue of 2019. Like the Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner coin, this takes exactly the same theme as last years debut, but has a whole new reverse face design. This St Kitts & Nevis release [...]

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin

By |2019-06-21T19:08:02+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Event, News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin As you can see from our toggle list lower down, the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing has certainly created strong interest in numismatic circles. Some fine designs have appeared, from the small independent producers, and also from  national mints, not least of which, obviously, the US Mint. Even so, we were quite [...]

Artificial Intelligence stars on the newest Republic of Macedonia commemorative silver coin

By |2019-06-18T01:45:32+01:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, International Coin House, Macedonia|

Artificial Intelligence stars on the newest Republic of Macedonia commemorative silver coin Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and countless other scientists and visionaries have accelerated the discussion on the potential hazards of Artificial Intelligence. Currently, AI takes two forms, the first of which is called Narrow Intelligence. This means a machine intellect that is designed to function in a very limited range of scenarios. Good examples are facial [...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series

By |2019-06-10T16:42:26+01:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series Star Wars poster coins have been a good seller for the NZ Mint, with early coins seemingly attracting some appreciation on the after market, but The Last Jedi here represents the penultimate movie to get an issue. Only the last in the multi decade spanning series, called Episode IX: The [...]

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