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 [...]

Hercules undertakes his fifth labour of cleaning the Augean Stables on the latest in a twelve coin series

By |2021-04-30T10:40:42+01:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hercules undertakes his fifth labour of cleaning the Augean Stables on the latest in a twelve coin series We're pretty sure than when Hercules was given his next task, he didn't think it would involve moving mountains of cow crap. Such is the life of the demi-god, we guess. A stable filled with 3,000 immortal cattle that [...]

Elton John’s charity foundation gets a boost with the auction of a one-off 5kg custom silver medallion

By |2021-04-21T11:03:59+01:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Event, Gilded, Medallion, Silver, Royal Mint|

Elton John's charity foundation gets a boost with the auction of a one-off 5kg custom silver medallion The Royal Mint has had huge success with its 'Music Legends' series of proof and bullion coins, which to date has enjoyed three issues. Kicking that series off was ;Queen', followed by 'Elton John', and 'David Bowie', all [...]

Angels & Demons are explored in coin form, starting with a striking look at the big bad, Lucifer

By |2021-04-20T20:29:37+01:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Angels & Demons are explored in coin form, starting with a striking look at the big bad, Lucifer Our admiration for the various Mint of Poland myths and legends coin series is well known, to the point we even keep a full guide to them all. We've never had reason to question the quality of design [...]

Numiscollect’s ‘Archaeology & Symbolism’ series continues with the Aztec artifact telling the story of Coyolxāuhqui

By |2021-04-15T17:17:06+01:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect's 'Archaeology & Symbolism' series continues with the Aztec artifact telling the story of Coyolxāuhqui There's been a renewed interest in numismatic circles for the striking art and archaeology of the old Aztec civilisation of Mesoamerica. The Aztec Empire wasn't actually that long-lived in the grand scheme of things, existing from circa 1345 to 1521, when [...]

Germania Mint and the Bank of Malta join forces for their new Knights of the Past silver bullion series

By |2021-04-14T16:14:46+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, History, Gilded, Silver, Central Bank of Malta, Germania Mint, Malta|

Germania Mint and the Bank of Malta join forces for their new Knights of the Past silver bullion series We're admirers of what the Germania Mint has achieved over the last few years. They've built a cohesive coin range, running from bullion coins, to some beautiful numismatics, all themed around the semi-historical region of 'Germania'. They [...]

MDM encompasses the conflict between Heaven and Hell in an intricate new spherical filigree silver coin

By |2021-04-08T12:46:08+01:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, MDM, Samoa|

MDM encompasses the conflict between Heaven and Hell in an intricate new spherical filigree silver coin There's little in literature more titanic than the battle between Heaven and Hell, so it's surprising that there aren't more coins designed around it. Obviously, religion is no stranger to the modern coin market - look at Scottsdales sixty coin, [...]

Mint of Poland keeps an eye out for the next big thing. Is it their Cyclops coin?

By |2021-03-30T12:15:19+01:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Mint of Poland keeps an eye out for the next big thing. Is it their Cyclops coin? Of the many Mint of Poland coins in their expansive ancient myths and legends range, few are actually released directly by the mint itself, and they often display a lower level of customisation than those issued by third parties. [...]

BUSHIDO (2021 Mint of Poland)

By |2021-03-29T11:52:48+01:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The way of the warrior is the popular interpretation of Bushido, but the reality is far more nuanced than that. Birthed in Neo-Confucianism during the Edo period in Japan (1603–1868), it was meant to temper the more aggressive characteristic of the Samurai class with a grounding in wisdom and serenity. It can trace its roots back to [...]

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