Pobjoy takes up the Queen’s Beasts challenge with the first in a new bi-metallic style proof coin series

By |2021-02-25T18:56:42+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, British Indian Ocean Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy takes up the Queen's Beasts challenge with the first in a new bi-metallic style proof coin series One of the best proof/bullion coin series in recent years, in our view, the Royal Mints 'Queen's Beasts' ten-issue series will no doubt go down as a modern numismatic classic. To follow so soon after with your own [...]

CIT Winter Launch: Ravana, the Hindu ‘Big Bad’, is the fourth in their dimensional deities series of gilded coins

By |2021-02-18T15:42:51+00:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT Winter Launch: Ravana, the Hindu 'Big Bad', is the fourth in their dimensional deities series of gilded coins The fourth of CIT's dimensional deities coins is now upon us and in a break from past tradition, goes with one of the baddies in ancient lore. Ravana is an important presence in the rather large Hindu [...]

Sekhmet, daughter of Ra and the warrior goddess of healing is the third Gods of Anger coin

By |2021-02-12T16:39:04+00:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Sekhmet, daughter of Ra and the warrior goddess of healing is the third Gods of Anger coin Always a relatively early issue on the annual calendar, the Mint of Poland and Pela Coins have launched the third of their striking 'Gods of Anger' coins looking at the Ancient Egyptian pantheon of deities. The series debuted in 2019 [...]

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse series wraps up with Death, the rider of the Pale Horse

By |2021-02-11T16:03:56+00:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse series wraps up with Death, the rider of the Pale Horse In our view, easily one of the best series of mythologically-themed coins oi the last few years, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is now wrapping up with the fourth and last release. Featuring Death itself, riding the famous Pale Horse, [...]

Mint XXI pays tribute to the Japanese celestial sun goddess, Amaterasu, with an elegant new coin

By |2021-02-10T14:47:27+00:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint XXI pays tribute to the Japanese celestial sun goddess, Amaterasu, with an elegant new coin The next coin we're looking at from Mint XXI's World Money Fair release run is probably our favourite. The second in a series called 'Divine Faces of the Sun' it showcases the japanese Shinto goddess of the sun, Amaterasu. This [...]

Revised images of Mint XXI’s superb ‘Shaolin Tiger’ coin

By |2021-02-09T13:59:32+00:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

We had a look at Mint XXI's excellent 'Shaolin Tiger' coin last week, but unusually for them, we had line renders rather than actual coin images. That's now been rectified and we've updated the article to include them. As you can see from the close-up picture above, it's everything we hoped. Check out the revised article at [...]

It’s a baguette! Its silver, and gilded, but it’s a baguette! Mon dieu!!!

By |2021-02-05T11:14:05+00:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Gabon|

It's a baguette! Its silver, and gilded, but it's a baguette! Mon dieu!!! We know dimensional coins are an increasingly popular thing in coin circles these days. We know that food-based subjects on coins are not uncommon either. What would you get if you combined the two? Well, if you're French, you get a baguette shaped coin!An [...]

MintXXI @ WMF: Legendary Shaolin Kung Fu animal-inspired techniques are showcased, starting with Tiger Style

By |2021-02-09T13:44:21+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

MintXXI @ WMF: Legendary Shaolin Kung Fu animal-inspired techniques are showcased, starting with Tiger Style UPDATED Shaolin Kung Fu is about as famous a martial art as you're ever going to see. Popularised by countless Chinese movies, often with hilarious, dynamic fighting, there are few that haven't heard of this fighting ethos. Movie lovers will no doubt [...]

CHINESE DRAGON VASE (2021 MINT XXI)

By |2021-02-01T12:35:24+00:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Ghana, Mint21|

Our second look at Mint XXI's new releases is a peek into the famous, and expensive, world of porcelain, here exemplified by a circa-250 year old blue and white 'Dragon Vase' from the Qianlong period. We've seen something vaguely similar a few years ago from the Mint of Poland, that involved embedding a porcelain miniature vase in a [...]

The legend of Alexander the Great solving the Gordian Knot problem inspires the Mint of Poland’s latest coin

By |2021-01-21T00:13:34+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The legend of Alexander the Great solving the Gordian Knot problem inspires the Mint of Poland's latest coin The Mint of Poland is adding to its extensive ancient mythology selection again, with a coin interpreting the legend of Alexander the Great and his unique approach to the problem of the Gordian Knot. A tale that [...]

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