Batman Returns! Mint XXI debuts a high-end silver coin featuring the classic comic book superhero

By |2021-07-14T12:46:45+01:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Movies & TV, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, MintXXI|

Batman Returns! Mint XXI debuts a high-end silver coin featuring the classic comic book superhero Few characters in popular culture need as little introduction as the ultra-iconic DC Comics superhero, Batman. The Dark Knight has been the subject of thousands of comics, novels, TV series and movies, to the degree that he’s been impossible to miss. [...]

Silver Coins Europe debuts the launch coin in its new high-relief silver ‘Camelot’ series – Arthur Pendragon

By |2021-06-25T19:14:59+01:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Silver Coins Europe debuts the launch coin in its new high-relief silver ‘Camelot’ series – Arthur Pendragon Despite the potency and ubiquitous nature of the Arthurian legends, there have been surprisingly few coins featuring them. We had a superb pair of coins from the Choice Mint around five years ago, a single piece in PMC's 'Nine Worthies' [...]

Nyai Roro Kidul, the Indonesian Goddess of the sea, is an inventive choice for the next It Goddesses coin from Numiartis

By |2021-06-25T12:02:04+01:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Nyai Roro Kidul, the Indonesian Goddess of the sea, is an inventive choice for the next It Goddesses coin from Numiartis As regular readers will know, we've had extensive coverage of the ancient mythology genre of numismatics over the last few years, and for good reason. The standard of design has been extraordinarily high, with none [...]

Mint of Poland’s pretty ‘Roman & Greek Goddess’ coin series continues with the luck granting Fortuna & Tyche

By |2021-06-23T18:38:41+01:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland's pretty 'Roman & Greek Goddess' coin series continues with the luck granting Fortuna & Tyche If you lived in a city in Ancient Greece and wanted it to be prosperous, you gave offering to the goddess Tyche. The daughter of Aphrodite and either Zeus or Hermes (we're not sure as the Greek [...]

The Nezha is the first in Chad’s new ‘Fengshen Yanyi’ copper-cored coin series

By |2021-06-21T20:03:15+01:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Gilded, Silver, Chad, World Coin Appreciation|

The Nezha is the first in Chad's new 'Fengshen Yanyi' copper-cored coin series It looks like the copper-cored technique of coin fabrication first brought to market by Precious Metal Collectors, is spreading with the launch of a new coin from World Coin Appreciation. We've covered quite a few of these in the past, but for those [...]

The beautiful Greek artifact, the Mask of Agamemnon, is showcased on the Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin

By |2021-06-09T11:02:20+01:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The beautiful Greek artifact, the Mask of Agamemnon, is showcased on the Mint of Poland's latest silver coin It's great to see the trend in coins featuring the ancient world to go with the actual over the fantastical for its subjects, and the latest from the Mint of Poland is another of those. There are some [...]

PONTE VECCHIO BRIDGE SILVER COIN (2021 Mint of Poland)

By |2021-05-28T20:42:48+01:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, Quicklooks, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Built in 1345 to replace wooden, and later stone bridges that had stood on the site for almost four centuries, the stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River is one of the most popular attractions in the Italian city of Florence. Covered from end to end with shops selling jewellery, souvenirs and art, it's a [...]

Four Heavenly Kings coin series continues with Chiguotian, the King of the East, and the’Upholder of the Nation’

By |2021-05-21T22:24:14+01:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Four Heavenly Kings coin series continues with Chiguotian, the King of the East, and the'Upholder of the Nation' Last year, Pela-Coins and the Mint of Poland released the first of their 'Four Heavenly Kings' silver coins. Each of the kings guards one of the major compass directions, and the first coin featured Duowentian, the leader of [...]

Exclusive first look at Freydif Eiriksdottir, a superb silver coin starring the Viking daughter of Erik the Red

By |2021-05-20T15:33:54+01:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive first look at Freydif Eiriksdottir, a superb silver coin starring the daughter of Viking legend, Erik the Red The Saga of the Greenlanders is an old Norse text from the 13th century that portrayes event from 970-1030, tells the tale of Leif Erikson's journeys to Greenland and North America. Erik the Red (Erikson's father) had a [...]

The 3,000 year old Chinese Sanxingdui culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations

By |2021-05-17T13:37:01+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island|

The 3,000+ year old Chinese Shu culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations Stretching back in time deeper than the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, and the Emperors, is the ancient Shu Kingdom. While much of it is still shrouded in mystery, the 1986 discovery of a major site in [...]

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