The iconic Ancient Egyptian Scarab is brought to life with CIT’s gorgeous new dimensional silver coin

By |2021-08-31T10:50:02+01:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

The iconic Ancient Egyptian Scarab is brought to life with CIT's gorgeous new dimensional silver coin There's never been a shortage of modern coins featuring the Ancient Egyptian dynastic civilisation, hardly surprising given it persevered for almost three millennia. The sheer scale of monumental construction, the wide variety of iconography and art, and the breadth of [...]

Underwater World has finished, but MDM takes the concept to the jungle with Tiger, the first ‘Colours of Wildlife’

By |2021-06-03T18:14:14+01:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Barbados, Silver, MDM|

Underwater World has finished, but MDM takes the concept to the jungle with Tiger, the first 'Colours of Wildlife' Launching in 2018 and running for three years and seven issues, MDM's pretty 'Underwater World' series of three ounce silver coins employed an ultra high relief design, combined with a raised border. This formed a pool that [...]

The Incan legend of Mama Quilla is given life on a striking new Perth Mint silver coin with a silver filled dome

By |2021-04-06T00:57:53+01:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Inserts, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The Incan legend of Mama Quilla is given life on a striking new Perth Mint silver coin with a silver filled dome The Perth Mint has long issued a selection of two-ounce antique-finished silver coins with some quite unusual themes and centre details. While not strictly a series, we did round them all up into a [...]

The Ancient Egyptian worship of the Scarab inspires Mint XXI’s elegant turqouise-inset silver coin

By |2021-04-01T13:28:14+01:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

The Ancient Egyptian worship of the Scarab inspires Mint XXI's elegant turquoise-inset silver coin Ancient Egyptian iconography is just incredibly beautiful, so tapping into that for modern numismatics is a bit of a no-brainer. While we always seem to see the distinctive architecture, it is the small items that have given us such a fascinating [...]

Fourteenth century French alchemist, Nicolas Flamel, the star of Lithuanian Mints new Miroslav Hric penned coin

By |2021-03-07T14:20:27+00:00March 7th, 2021|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Inserts, Silver, Lithuanian Mint, Niue Island|

Fourteenth century French alchemist, Nicolas Flamel, the star of Lithuanian Mints new Miroslav Hric penned coin One of the famous and most sought after mysteries of mankind, the ability to turn base metal into gold, has inspired a seemingly never ending bunch of cranks and weirdos to claim they've achieved the magical feat. Add a bit of [...]

The Dragon series from Numiartis returns with a trip to the New World and the Aztec Empire

By |2021-02-19T01:11:38+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Inserts, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

The Dragon series from Numiartis returns with a trip to the New World and the Aztec Empire Back with the third entrant, the Dragon series from Numiartis and the Mint of Poland returns and heads over the Atlantic to the New World for inspiration. You don't often associate the Aztecs with dragons, but Quetzalcoatl was actually [...]

Mint of Poland widens its look at Slavic mythology with a new coin featuring Skarbek, the Spirit of Coalmines

By |2021-01-21T00:36:34+00:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland widens its look at Slavic mythology with a new coin featuring Skarbek, the Spirit of Coalmines It appears that 'Slavic Gods' isn't going to be the only facet of Eastern European mythology showcased by the Mint of Poland as today, they've released a new coin looking at other aspects of it. Indeed, [...]

Atlas is the next in Numiartis’ impressive ‘Titans’ series of two-ounce high-relief silver coins

By |2020-11-24T16:35:29+00:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Atlas is the next in Numiartis' impressive 'Titans' series of two-ounce high-relief silver coins Condemned to hold up the celestial heavens forever, Atlas recieved his punishment for taking the side of the defeated Titans in their war with the Greek Gods of Olympus. It was the famous Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator, who published his famous Atlas [...]

AMBER SCARABEUS ANTIQUED (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-09-07T11:50:55+01:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A long running seriesof 17.50 gram silver coins that debuted in 2015, the Mint of Poland's Scarabaeus series reproduces one of the biggest icons in Ancient Egyptian culture - the scarab beetle. This series is a little different from most commemorative ranges in that rather than have a basic design that changes every year, they have a [...]

MDM wraps up its distinctive ‘Underwater World’ series on a high with a super Octopus issue

By |2020-08-19T13:07:26+01:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Barbados, Silver, MDM|

MDM wraps up its distinctive 'Underwater World' series on a high with a super Octopus issue Sadly, Underwater World, German producer MDM's striking sealife series of silver coins, is coming to an end. It;s going out kicking and screaming, however, with a superb final issue - the seventh in a series that began in 2018. What better [...]

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