July, 2020

Germania Mint adds Germania Beasts to it’s range and kicks off with the treasure hoarding dragon, Fafnir (UPDATED)

By |2020-07-11T08:24:57+01:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion Round, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Germania Mint|

It was less than two years ago that the fledgling Germania Mint burst onto the scene with its pretty Germania bullion round, and it wasn't long after they moved into the numismatic realm with some fine proof and plated coins. Part of the Kurowski Group, they've developed an impressive talent for high quality gilding, colour and plating with various metals. Much of that expertise is on show with the Germania range. The latest addition is [...]

JASPER SCARABAEUS (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-07-05T15:26:03+01:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, History, Coloured, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A series that debuted back in 2015 with the Amber Scarabaeus, the Mint of Poland's Ancient Egyptian themed series has evolved by taking the same basic design - an Egyptian atyle beetle - and decorating it with different types of plating, colour and minerals. In all, it's been quite an eclectic mix, and one we'll probably do a Coin Series Profile on soon.These remain 17.5 gram 0.999 silver coins, issued for Niue and [...]

June, 2020

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11 LANDING: GILDED (2020, Pobjoy)

By |2020-06-17T19:37:22+01:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: QLM, History, Ascension Island, Gilded, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

We saw a good selection of coins last year that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and in amongst the mix was a domed piece by the Pobjoy Mint. A two-ounce silver coin with plenty of high relief, it was a neat enough design, mixing various elements associated with the mission (flag, footprint, patches) and laying them on a lunar surface. It was issued for Ascension Island, appropriately [...]

KOOKABURRA 2oz GILDED HIGH RELIEF (2020, Perth Mint)

By |2020-05-30T21:47:09+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: QLM, Australia, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

One of the Perth Mint's core bullion coin ranges, the Kookaburra hit an impressive landmark in 2020 with its 30th anniversary. Not wanting to let the achievement pass unmarked, the mint issued a superb design that had all new artwork by Jennifer McKenna on the reverse face, as you would expect, but also incorporated the Stuart Devlin original from 1990 into the effigy-adorned obverse. For me, the best Kookaburra coin issued for [...]

May, 2020

The Emperors of China’s rich past are the focus of the Mint of Poland’s latest signature series

By |2020-05-24T20:10:52+01:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Mint of Poland's dive into Asian culture continues with a new coin in their signature 2oz ultra high relief range. The series is called 'Legends of the Great Chinese Emperors' and as the title suggests, features a non-historical look at genuine figures from the formative years of this ancient state.First out of the Heavenly Gate is the famous first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, founder of the short-lived Qin Dynasty that gave China [...]

April, 2020

Eric Bloodaxe launches a stunning new series of Vikings by the Mint of Poland

By |2020-04-29T12:27:38+01:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Eric Bloodaxe launches a stunning new series of Vikings by the Mint of Poland The Vikings are a byword for a brutal, unstoppable force that comes from the sea, runs rampant, and then disappears again. The truth is quite different of course, as Norse culture was rich in many ways, not a one-dimensional plague of pagan warriors, but a fully functioning and impressive civilisation in its own right. [...]

March, 2020

Following Ares, Poseidon, & Hephaestus coins, Numiartis showcases the protector against epidemics, Apollo

By |2020-03-25T15:57:48+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Following Ares, Poseidon, & Hephaestus coins, Numiartis showcases the protector against epidemics, Apollo It's arguably the superb Ares coin back in 2017 that first drew attention to the Mint of Poland's abilities in this genre, but it's fair to say they've proved time and again it wasn't a one off. Ares was the first in Numiartis' 'Gods' series, and was followed by the equally impressive Poseidon and Hephaestus. The [...]

Chinese Gods Mythology series wraps up with a surprise copper-cored behemoth, the Monkey King

By |2020-03-16T13:02:47+00:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, Precious Metal Collectors|

Chinese Gods Mythology series wraps up with a surprise copper-cored behemoth, the Monkey King Over the last couple of months we've seen the release of some fine silver coins from Precious Metal Collectors and The Treasurists, using a new format with a lot of potential. A big coin needs a lot of metal, which as we're dealing with precious metal, adds a lot of cost. The clever answer to [...]

Van Gogh’s seminal self portrait joins Precious Metal Collectors range of copper-cored silver coins

By |2020-03-04T21:16:19+00:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, People, Silver, Niue Island, Precious Metal Collectors|

Van Gogh's seminal self portrait joins Precious Metal Collectors range of copper-cored silver coins Seemingly on a roll at the moment, Precious Metal Collectors are adding another piece to their impressive range of large copper-cored, high-relief silver coins. Joining a range that started with the Greek god Hector, the first of the 'Nine Worthies', and recently continued with the debut of the Four Guardians series depicting the Azure Dragon, [...]

Perth Mint marks Captain Cook’s 250th anniversary of his visit to Oz with a new coin trio

By |2020-03-02T21:12:11+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: History, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Inserts, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint marks Captain Cook's 250th anniversary of his visit to Oz with a new coin trio One of the world's most epic voyages of discovery, Captain James Cook's jaunt around the Southern Hemisphere has become the stuff of legend, and now 250 years after he dropped by the West Coast of Australia for a pint of Fosters, the Perth Mint is issuing a trio of numismatics [...]

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