September, 2019

Mint 21 adds the third century Ancient Chinese warlord Lu Bu to its range of high-relief silver coins

By |2019-09-09T14:02:36+01:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint 21 adds the third century Ancient Chinese warlord Lu Bu to its range of high-relief silver coins While the greatest volume of coins in the antiqued, high-relief ancient world coin genre are produced by the Mint of Poland, followed some way behind in numbers, although certainly not in quality, by Numiscollect, there are still others issuing coins that can hold their own against these established presences. Although relatively [...]

August, 2019

Germania issues Berserk, the mighty warrior that strikes fear in his enemies, as a 2oz silver design

By |2019-08-15T20:08:26+01:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Germania Mint|

Germania issues Berserk, the mighty warrior that strikes fear in his enemies, as a 2oz silver design New kids on the block, Germania Mint, have already gotten off to a flying start with their pretty Germania and Allegories silver bullion rounds. Tapping into the desire for national personification, the mint chose to bring to the fore the legends and iconography of a region that had fought the [...]

ANA 2019: Numiscollect launches another imaginative mix of superb silver coins

By |2019-08-14T18:38:09+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: Numiscollect launches another imaginative mix of superb silver coins Up there with the best of the world;s coin producers, Dutch company Numiscollect have tapped into the CIT/BH Mayer pairing, thus leveraging the expertise on offer to bring to reality some of the best coins released today. Numiscollect have a great reputation for inventive designs and a wide choice of themes and their ANA 2019 selection [...]

ANA 2019: CIT launches an eclectic mix of top quality collectable coins

By |2019-08-14T22:19:53+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: CIT launches an eclectic mix of top quality collectable coins Liechtenstein coin producer CIT have long been the darlings of the coin world, with their ability to design, and then fully realise, some ambitious and stunning numismatics. Since the debut of the Tiffany series back in 2004, they, along with the mint BH Mayer, have repeatedly pushed the envelope on what is possible, and their [...]

ANA 2019: Numiscollect debuts the ‘Wheel of Life’ on its latest Archaeology & Symbolism coin

By |2019-08-08T22:50:05+01:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: Numiscollect debuts the 'Wheel of Life' on its latest Archaeology & Symbolism coin As much as we love the ancient mythology coins that have been issued over the last few years, it's always great to see something set in a similar world, but with a decidedly different focus. In 2017, Dutch producer Numiscollect issued a beautiful Aztec Calendar 3oz antiqued silver coin. A micro reproduction [...]

Canadian Wildlife 1/3: Gorgeous Orca coin kicks off a three issue W. Allan Hancock penned gilded series

By |2019-08-06T22:07:25+01:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canadian Wildlife 1/3: Gorgeous Orca coin kicks off a three issue W. Allan Hancock penned gilded series After months of trying out new gimmicks and minting techniques, the Royal Canadian Mint has used August to issue a more back-to-basics selection of quite beautiful designs. We do like that the RCM tries new things, but it's easy to get tired of weird and unusual, and we sometimes yearn [...]

Perth Mint August: Dragons, Eagles, Assassins, Flight, and a can of beer…

By |2019-08-06T01:22:52+01:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint August: Dragons, Eagles, Assassins, Flight, and a can of beer... Continuing the varied selection of the last couple of months, the Perth Mint's August offerings are again, a mix of commemorative versions of their core bullion ranges, and of their increasing move into the licenced popular culture market. That isn't a bad thing, especially in the case of the former. Five ounce high-relief variants of the [...]

July, 2019

Numiscollect’s beautiful Aztec Calendar Stone coin has a very limited trip to the gilders

By |2019-07-15T13:06:40+01:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect's beautiful Aztec Calendar Stone coin has a very limited trip to the gilders The first of their Archaeology and Symbolism series, the 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone 3oz silver coin from Numiscollect was a piece that impressed us last year with its level of detail. Aided by Smartminting, it reached out to a 65 mm diameter. A tiny item compared to the 3.58 metre diameter, 22 [...]

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. [...]

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