The Crane is the third of the legendary Shaolin kung-fu fighting styles in Mint XXI’s silver coin series

By |2022-05-16T13:24:11+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Inserts, Sport, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

The Crane is the third of the legendary Shaolin kung-fu fighting styles in Mint XXI's silver coin series The origins of Shaolin Kung-fu are still debated today. Some say it appeared in the early 6th century, imported by an Indian monk, Bodhidarma, who had created a group of 18 exercises for the development of a strong [...]

The hectic world of ants launches Mint XXI’s new ‘Nature Architects’ series of high-relief silver coins

By |2022-05-06T17:13:11+01:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI|

The hectic world of ants launches Mint XXI's new 'Nature Architects' series of high-relief silver coins Who hasn't ever been fascinated by ants? Dating back to the early Cretaceous period at least, ants have had considerable diversity throughout their long time on this planet. It's estimated that there are approximately 22,000 species, many forming colonies comprised [...]

As it approaches its 80th issue, the NZ Mint’s Chibi gets a special edition and it’s for Star Wars May 4th Be With You Day

By |2022-05-03T23:01:31+01:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Movies & TV, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

As it approaches its 80th issue, the NZ Mint's Chibi gets a special edition and it's for Star Wars May 4th Be With You Day After almost 80 issues, it's become increasingly difficult to spice up a Chibi coin article for something new, so they've joined our Quicklooks and Film Round-up articles for coverage, but the [...]

A century on, the transition from Morgan Dollar to Peace Dollar is marked with a new silver coin celebration

By |2022-04-20T16:24:42+01:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: History, Gilded, Politics & Finance, Silver, BH Mayer, Cook Islands|

A century on, the transition from Morgan Dollar to Peace Dollar is marked with a new silver coin celebration The first standard silver coin minted by the United States Government since the passing of the 1873 Coinage Act, the Morgan dollar was a 0.900 silver unit of 26.73 grams total weight. Named after its designer, George [...]

Numiartis continues its numismatic journey through Romance of the Three Kingdoms, with the second of the five Tiger Generals

By |2022-03-31T14:58:06+01:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Numiartis continues its numismatic journey through Romance of the Three Kingdoms, with the second of the five Tiger Generals We seem to be on a run of new releases from some of the finer producers in the market at the moment, and that continues with the second release in German producer Numiartis' Chinese mythology themed series, [...]

The Greek legend of the heroic Argonauts inspires the Mint of Gdansk’s new silver coin series

By |2022-03-30T22:09:54+01:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Gdansk, Niue Island|

The Greek legend of the heroic Argonauts inspires the Mint of Gdańsk's new silver coin series The story of Jason and the Argonauts is a popular one, full of amazing creatures and heroic adventures. Even amongst the fantastic legends of the Ancient Greeks, it's a wild rollercoaster of a story, but most today will no doubt know [...]

Caravaggio – The Cardsharps 1 oz silver coin (2021 Mint of Poland)

By |2022-03-23T11:37:45+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

By all accounts, an aggressive and generally unpleasant individual, the late 16th century painter, Caravaggio, transplanted his personality into his art with some aplomb. Having an equally violent visual style, his paintings have become widely regarded as some of the finest works in art history, easily standing alongside those of Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo, for example. [...]

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse join forces for a final five-ounce outing in Niue’s outstanding coin series

By |2022-03-22T16:06:27+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse join forces for a final five-ounce outing in Niue's outstanding coin series One of our favourites from the copious selection of mythology-themed coins struck by the Mint of Poland, the 'Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' series, from Coin Shoppe and Pela Coins, finished its run of four, two-ounce coins last [...]

Hercules continues hacking his way through the world’s of myth with a coin marking his sixth task – the Stymphalion Birds

By |2022-03-21T10:18:18+00:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hercules continues hacking his way through the world's of myth with a coin marking his sixth task - the Stymphalion Birds Powering their way through an ancient tale describing the twelve tasks of the demi-god, Hercules, the Mint of Poland, in conjunction with Coin Shoppe and Magikos Coins, have now launched the sixth of twelve two-ounce, [...]

The Mint of Poland delves into the world of myths and legends with three new silver coin releases

By |2022-04-02T20:41:56+01:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Mint of Poland delves into the world of myths and legends with three new silver coin releases The most prolific of coin producers when it comes to the ancient myths and legends genre, the Mint of Poland has released some quite stunning issues over the last few years. Strangely, most of them are produced [...]

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