The Titanic hit an iceberg 110 years ago, and CIT and the Mint of Poland issue very different coins to mark the event

By |2022-04-25T20:56:57+01:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: History, Coloured, Copper, Gold, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Titanic hit an iceberg 110 years ago, and CIT and the Mint of Poland issue very different coins to mark the event Probably the most famous shipwreck in history, the tragic tale of Titanic's maiden voyage has become the stuff of legend, featuring in countless movies, TV series, and books, as well as starring in [...]

John Collier’s ‘Lady Godiva’ joins Precious Metal Collector’s epic range of giant copper-cored silver coins

By |2022-02-15T13:59:21+00:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Bi-Metallic, Coloured, Copper, Silver, Chad, Precious Metal Collectors|

John Collier's 'Lady Godiva' joins Precious Metal Collector's epic range of giant copper-cored silver coins The latest in Precious Metal Collector's huge 'Bi-Metal Max' range of copper-cored art coins is now available to order, and features John Collier's well known 'Lady Godiva' as its subject. For those unfamiliar, 'Bi-Metal Max' is a process whereby a silver [...]

Turn base metal into gold? The Mint of Poland gets an alchemist as far as silver for its latest coin

By |2022-01-19T23:09:29+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Copper, Inserts, Science, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Turn base metal into gold? The Mint of Poland gets an alchemist as far as silver for its latest coin Turning base metal into gold, the quest for immortality, the cure for disease - each of these were goals that the alchemists of old struggled to achieve, for obvious reasons. Alchemy, a mix of philosophy and [...]

Rose Bouquet copper coin (2022 Precious Metal Collectors)

By |2021-12-27T13:13:46+00:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Copper, Nature, Chad, Precious Metal Collectors|

With their silver over copper 'Bi-Metal Max' coin format allowing the creation of impressive coins at relatively affordable prices, Singaporean producer Precious Metal Collectors have captivated collectors with the striking design and execution over the last few years. While they also produce some equally well realised solid silver coins of smaller size, they've never gone in the [...]

MDM Week (2/5): Triceratops, the triple-horned behemoth, is the second Double SIlver Giant hybrid coin

By |2021-10-05T04:36:04+01:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Copper, Nature, Silver, MDM, Vanuatu|

MDM Week: Triceratops, the triple-horned behemoth, is their second Double SIlver Giant hybrid coin While the whole concept of copper-cored silver coins is largely limited to Precious Metal Collector’s expansive range, there are a couple of similar issues from others. Last year saw MDM launch a terrific Tyrannosaurus Rex coin that also had a silver ‘skin’, [...]

Hokusai’s iconic Japanese woodcut print ‘Great Wave off Kanagawa’ is the latest copper/silver micropuzzle coin

By |2021-09-03T12:59:51+01:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Copper, Silver, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

Hokusai's iconic Japanese woodcut print 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' is the latest copper/silver micropuzzle coin We're big fans of Powercoin's Micropuzzle Treasure series, which employed Smartminting to recreate an unfinished puzzle of a piece of art. Now four coins old, it was joined by a similar series from Numiartis that has seen two releases to date. [...]

World Coin Appreciation brings the micropuzzle coin concept to the affordable market with a striking copper/silver hybrid

By |2021-06-21T20:06:22+01:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Copper, Silver, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

World Coin Appreciation brings the micropuzzle coin concept to the affordable market with a striking copper/silver hybrid It was Powercoin that debuted the micropuzzle style of coin design. Take a famous piece of art and make it look like a part-completed puzzle through the judicious use of fine detail minting. It sounds like something that CIT/BH [...]

Mount Everest, that towering tour-de-force of nature is reproduced in silver and copper for Cameroonian coin

By |2021-02-05T13:59:32+00:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Copper, Nature, Silver, Cameroon|

Mount Everest, that towering tour-de-force of nature is reproduced in silver and copper for Cameroonian coin There's little to compare in nature with that most legendary of mountains - Everest - so it's of little surprise that it's attracted numismatic interest over the years. It's no more impressive to depict the mountain in colour or [...]

WIZARDING WORLD HERMIONE GRANGER CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-06T12:11:16+01:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Copper, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

It looks like the New Zealand Mint's Chibi coin range is turning into a hit, with the Batman, Harry Potter and Darth Vader issues selling out almost immediately. Next in line is the second in the Potterverse, Hermione Granger, and it's another instantly recognisable caricature. Shaped and coloured for each release, these Chibi coins have had a [...]

MDM kick off their first copper-cored coin with T-Rex, the dinosaur that’s mad, bad and dangerous to know…

By |2020-08-24T11:27:04+01:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Copper, Nature, Silver, MDM, Vanuatu|

MDM kick off their first copper-cored coin with T-Rex, the dinosaur that's mad, bad and dangerous to know... Regular readers will have seen several of our recent articles about Precious Metal Collectors innovative copper-cored silver coins. What these involve is the wrapping of a large copper coin with a sizably thick skin of fine silver. The [...]

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