December, 2019

Pobjoy revisit the Penny Black stamp for the postal trailblazers 180th anniversary

By |2019-12-06T23:33:41+00:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Gibraltar, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy revisit the Penny Black stamp for the postal trailblazers 180th anniversary Along with the Royal Mint, the British Pobjoy Mint are prolific issuers of the United Kingdoms's seven-sided 50 pence coin. There has been a plethora of different designs this year, with Pobjoy's eclectic mix of nature coins, and the Royal Mint seemingly trying to rule the world of popular culture releases with their Paddington Bear, Gruffalo, and [...]

October, 2019

Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” Edgar Allan Poe’s literary masterpiece given new life in silver

By |2019-10-09T23:15:35+01:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Commonwealth Mint, Niue Island|

Quoth the Raven "Nevermore." Edgar Allan Poe's literary masterpiece given new life in silver Literary works make great subjects for coins. Unlike movies and television series, there remains considerable scope for interpretation, and thus creativity when bringing these works to life on our favourite little metal discs. Even so, you kick off with a huge head start when you choose a work evoking such potent imagery as American author [...]

August, 2018

Mint of Poland issues Ruby Scarabeus – the fourth in its Ancient Egyptian themed coin series

By |2018-08-23T15:24:23+01:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, News Nuggets, History, Gilded, Inserts, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland issues Ruby Scarabeus - the fourth in its Ancient Egyptian themed coin series 2019 RUBY SCARABEUS An interesting little release that appears once a year, the Scarabeus series from the Mint of Poland are a range of 17.5 g silver coins that share the same base design, but adorned differently with every issue. Depicting a scarab beetle in the Ancient Egyptian style with a [...]

May, 2018

Evolution of Earth silver coin series is back for a third annual outing sporting a high relief ammonite

By |2018-05-14T20:40:17+01:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Evolution of Earth silver coin series is back for a third annual outing sporting a high relief ammonite Following hot on the heels of the outstanding Evolution of Life series by Coin Invest Trust, the Mint of Poland launched its own series called Evolution of Earth. There have been two issues to date - a Trilobite and a Nummulite, both aping the format of the CIT series. That format [...]

April, 2017

Exclusive: Evolution of Earth debuts its second coin with the aptly named Nummulites

By |2017-04-06T18:00:44+01:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Science, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive: Evolution of Earth debuts its second coin with the aptly named Nummulites With three ranges of fossil-themed coins on the market now, competition has never been higher. That's a great thing for us as we love the subject matter and many people find it a source of constant fascination. It's no surprise that Coin Invest Trust (CIT) kicked off the current wave of new coins with [...]

March, 2017

Rhodium comes to Canada with its striking new Nocturnal by Nature two-coin series

By |2017-03-08T21:11:09+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Rhodium comes to Canada with its striking new black-plated Nocturnal by Nature two-coin series Some very nice new coins from the Royal Canadian Mint this month, a dinosaur one we've already covered and some fine Second World War coins that we've yet to look at. With the mint's newfound boost of enthusiasm for experimentation , it was only a matter of time that one of modern numismatics [...]

October, 2016

Armageddon Mints cool Predator:Prey series finishes with fourth & final coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:12+00:00October 29th, 2016|Categories: Armageddon Mint, Nature, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Armageddon Mints cool Predator:Prey series finishes with fourth & final coin A series we took a shine to on its debut back in 2014, the Armageddon Mint issued, CIT produced Predator:Prey series has now wrapped up with the launch of the fourth and final coin in the series. Taking the relationship between one of America’s predatory beasts and the prey animal it's most associated [...]

May, 2016

Evolution of Earth, the Mint of Poland goes head to head with one of CIT’s finest coins

By |2016-11-05T06:31:01+00:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

One of our highlights from 2015 was a coin from Liechtensteins Coin Invest Trust that came from nowhere and became an instant hit. Called Evolution of Life, it was struck in fine silver to a high-relief, partly antiqued, and depicted a rose-gold plated ammonite fossil protruding from rock. Issued for Mongolia, like many of CIT's best nature coins, it rapidly began to appreciate with many collectors, myself definitely included, eagerly awaiting the [...]

June, 2015

Our latest Coin Series Profile featuring the Golden Enigma series is now live.

By |2016-11-05T06:31:59+00:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: Allcollect, Ruthenium / Rhodium|

Our latest Coin Series Profile is now live and covers a new series that seems to be breaking through the resistance of collectors to like modified bullion coins. The secret of the Golden Enigma series seems to be simplicity with each coin being simply plated in black Ruthenium and then selectively gilded. Our guide covers all the current official releases and we've tried to assemble the best images we can from all the watermarked [...]

November, 2014

GOLDEN ENIGMA. GILDED AND RUTHENIUM PLATED PANDA JOINS EAGLE

By |2016-11-05T06:32:46+00:00November 14th, 2014|Categories: Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, China, United States|

Following on from the first Golden Enigma coin a few months ago, a second 'enhanced' bullion coin has now been launched using China's very popular Panda bullion coin as its basis. The first coin used for the conversion was the United States Mints iconic bullion coin, the American Silver Eagle. Golden Enigma coins are basically just popular silver bullion coins that have been plated in a transition metal called Ruthenium, a member of [...]