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 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
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. [...]
Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, is the latest deity to adorn a superb Mint of Poland coin Joining one of the most impressive lineups in modern numismatics, the Mint of Poland and Numiartis are releasing the first in a new series of ancient mythology coins called itGoddesses. Showcasing the more influential female characters in the pantheons of old, the series will be instantly recognisable to [...]
The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.
The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by [...]
The tragic-heroic tale of Prometheus forms the basis of the Mint of Poland’s latest Ancient Myth coin
The tragic-heroic tale of Prometheus forms the basis of the Mint of Poland's latest Ancient Myth coin Continuing with their impressive track record of premium coins showcasing themes from the ancient world, the Mint of Poland has now launched the third in its 'Ancient Myths' series. Of course, it's another beautiful issue, and again, we're going to look like we're on the payroll as we give our [...]
Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture – and an abacus!
Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture - and an abacus! Coloured proof coins showcasing popular culture franchises and premium versions of the core bullion ranges are typical fare on one of the Perth Mints monthly release runs. Star Trek and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), in this case via the movie Suicide Squad, represent the former. The latter [...]
A new series from the Mint of Poland, and additions to two others expand their ancient world selection
A new series from the Mint of Poland, and additions to two others expand their ancient world selection The darling of the coin world at the moment, the Mint of Poland's' various series of antiqued 2oz ancient themed issues are setting new standards for consistent high quality. While struck by the mint, they are often issued and/or distributed by third parties, but they do release some of them [...]
Mint of Poland sneaks around the Medieval Middle East with its new Assassins silver coin There are no shortage of ultra-cool and very high quality high-relief coins from the Mint of Poland that are themed around ancient times, so many in fact that we feel one of our new Thematic Guides coming on, but most look at the fantastical parts of the cultures of the times. This [...]
Allcollect worked hard to showcase the hard work of the Honey Bee with a new silver coin Here's a little preview of an interesting new coin from European producer Allcollect. Called 'Benefits of Nature: Honey Bee' it's a beautiful look at one of the most important families of life on the planet. An ounce of 0.999 silver in weight and struck to a prooflike finish, it has a [...]