July, 2020

World Cultures silver coin series is back with a look at the Maori ceremonial challenge – the fabled Haka

By |2020-07-09T15:41:33+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

While the world of ancient gods and monsters seems to dominate the ultra high relief, antique-finished coin genre, there have been some notable exceptions. One of our favourites to date has been the Numiartis and Magikos Coins -produced series 'World Cultures', first hitting the market two years ago with an intricately designed Kapala Skull coin. The renders in our first article looked impressive, but an image of the final coin showed exactly what a stunning [...]

JASPER SCARABAEUS (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-07-05T15:26:03+01:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, History, Coloured, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A series that debuted back in 2015 with the Amber Scarabaeus, the Mint of Poland's Ancient Egyptian themed series has evolved by taking the same basic design - an Egyptian atyle beetle - and decorating it with different types of plating, colour and minerals. In all, it's been quite an eclectic mix, and one we'll probably do a Coin Series Profile on soon.These remain 17.5 gram 0.999 silver coins, issued for Niue and [...]

May, 2020

Mint of Poland launches Tonatiuh, the first in its ‘Sun Gods’ series of 2oz silver coins

By |2020-05-13T22:12:03+01:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Despite a seemingly endless wave of ancient history coins from the Mint of Poland, it's become apparent that the imagination of those old civilisations was even greater. The mint continues to work its way through the myriad deities brought to life in those times, and has now turned its attention to the fascinating Mesoamerican world of the Aztecs. The first issue in a series called simply 'Sun Gods' this latest coin depicts the Aztec god [...]

March, 2020

Big Brother is watching and the Austrian Mint’s 18th silver niobium coin is in on it…

By |2020-03-18T22:26:36+00:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Austrian Mint, Austria, Inserts, Science, Silver|

Big Brother is watching and the Austrian Mint's 18th silver niobium coin is in on it... The annual trip to Niobiumland by the Austrian Mint is here again and for 2020 it's a timely look at the world of surveillance, with 'Big Data'. As with all of the coins in this series, it's a clever take on the subject and a cool implementation. Nothing says 'Big Brother' more than [...]

Royal Canadian Mint takes its diamond adorned Forevermark range into the third dimension

By |2020-03-07T13:09:06+00:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Royal Canadian Mint takes its diamond adorned Forevermark range into the third dimension Over the last few years, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued several coins adorned with embedded diamonds. One of the more well known diamond jewellery companies is the De Beers Group owned 'Forevermark' brand, claiming to choose only the best and most ethically sourced diamonds for its product range. One of their ranges is [...]

Perth Mint marks Captain Cook’s 250th anniversary of his visit to Oz with a new coin trio

By |2020-03-02T21:12:11+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: History, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Inserts, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint marks Captain Cook's 250th anniversary of his visit to Oz with a new coin trio One of the world's most epic voyages of discovery, Captain James Cook's jaunt around the Southern Hemisphere has become the stuff of legend, and now 250 years after he dropped by the West Coast of Australia for a pint of Fosters, the Perth Mint is issuing a trio of numismatics [...]

February, 2020

A coin series look at the world’s great sea battles debuts with the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis

By |2020-02-26T14:24:46+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: History, Military, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A coin series look at the world's great sea battles debuts with the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis A new series from the Mint of Poland, Sea Battles will look at some of history's greatest naval punch-ups, and what better place to start than the pivotal Battle of Salamis. This battle, way back in 490 BCE, helped end Persian ambitions to take the Greek homeland - a base from [...]

Numiartis brings the Mint of Poland’s mythology coin style to Valentines Day, with ‘I Love You’

By |2020-02-14T23:13:13+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Numiartis brings the Mint of Poland's mythology coin style to Valentines Day, with 'I Love You' If you've visited us here before, you've likely bumped into at least one of the Mint of Poland's superb 2oz ultra high relief mythology coins. Bringing some first class coin design to reality with state of the art minting technology, this mint has proven itself highly capable in that field, with [...]

Smartminting Week: Tiffany Art coin series bows out in style with its final release, including a first in gold

By |2020-02-09T14:38:35+00:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Gold, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Smartminting Week: Tiffany Art coin series bows out in style with its final release, including a first in gold Our penultimate look at smartminting this week and there's no finer way to say goodbye to its first iteration than to say goodbye to CIT Coin Invest's finest series - Tiffany Art. Launched in 2004 to little fanfare, it wasn't long before this architectural series began generating interest until [...]

December, 2019

The mysterious stone heads of Easter Island are the star of the Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin

By |2019-12-11T14:47:39+00:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The mysterious stone figures of Easter Island are the star of the Mint of Poland's latest silver coin One of those super mysterious artifacts that captures the world's imagination, the giant stone busts on Easter Island are a fascinating look into a culture whose very existence is amazing enough. This small Pacific island is well over two thousand miles away from the nearest mainland, and even today, [...]

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