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 [...]

Reverie by Mucha is the latest in Powercoins hit Micropuzzle Treasures silver coin series

By |2021-02-24T18:54:36+00:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau, Powercoin|

Reverie by Mucha is the latest in Powercoins hit Micropuzzle Treasures silver coin series Powercoins hugely popular Micropuzzle Treasure art-themed series is back with a third installment, and it's an artist I don't remember seeing on a coin before, Alfons Mucha. A member of the Art Nouveau movement, he has a unique style and makes a refreshing [...]

Smash hit Great Engravers coin series returns with William Wyons stunning Three Graces design

By |2021-02-24T17:13:58+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Smash hit Great Engravers coin series returns with William Wyons stunning Three Graces design: UPDATE A massive hit for the Royal Mint in 2019, 'Great Engravers' is a premium range of coins celebrating the work of the earlier Royal Mint master engravers. The debut coin was a gorgeous bringing to life of William Wyon's 'Una [...]

The Royal Mint’s iconic Una & the Lion coin makes the leap to bullion with the first ‘Great Engravers’ bars

By |2021-02-22T00:20:43+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Bullion Round, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint|

The Royal Mint's iconic Una & the Lion coin makes the leap to bullion with the first 'Great Engravers' bars William Wyon's gorgeous 1839 work 'Una & the Lion' has long been a classic of the numismatic world. Unique at the time for depicting a reigning monarch, in this case Queen Victoria, as a fictional character, [...]

CHIBI CATWOMAN & MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-02-22T22:01:34+00:00February 21st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Chibi again. We cover these because they're hugely popular, but they come at such a rate that it's hard to get excited each time. That changed a little earlier this month with the release of Frodo Baggins, the first Lord of the Rings release, and continues doubly so today with the launch of the debut 'The Mandalorian' [...]

GUARDS OF THE EMPIRE: KNIGHTS OF REN (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-02-20T13:32:26+00:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

One of the better coloured coin series in the New Zealand Mint's copious Star Wars output, Guards of the Empire highlights all the mysterious forces that helped hold the Empire together. There have been four coins to date and this latest is the fifth. The Knights of Ren were a small group of Force adepts that served [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘Icons of Innovation’ bullion coin series from APMEX launches with the ‘father of modern science’, Galileo

By |2021-02-17T23:05:39+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Tokelau|

'Icons of Innovation' bullion coin series from APMEX launches with the 'father of modern science', Galileo It isn't just the fictional world of H.P. Lovecraft thats getting the bullion coin treatment at APMEX as the US-based mega-'dealer has also launched a very pretty new coin series based firmly in reality. 'Icons of Inspiration' will look at [...]

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: JACK SKELLINGTON (2021, NZ Mint)

By |2021-02-17T13:17:11+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

We were pleasantly surprised recently when we saw the New Zealand Mints Valentine's themed Nightmare Before Christmas coin. Tim Burton's hugely inventive and unique film has been a perennial favourite in the movie world and the visual style is distinctive enough to transition to a coin with little problem. The mint has followed up the Valentines coin [...]

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