None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM’s new shaped silver coin

By |2020-11-23T22:02:37+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM's new shaped silver coin Who doesn't love the Spartans? Nobody should really. A quite distorted society, a rabid superiority complex and a negative influence on peace in the Greek region, Sparta nevertheless deserves respect for its single-minded pursuit of excellence in the field [...]

Wolverine is the ninth to join LPM’s pantheon Marvel Comics Series of silver bullion coins

By |2020-11-23T01:16:05+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Wolverine is the ninth to join LPM's pantheon in Marvel Comics Series of silver bullion coins Now a staple of the bullion coin calendar, the Perth Mint's Marvel Comics series of silver bullion coins is now enjoying its ninth issue in four years. Launching in 2017 with Spiderman, the series is gradually working its way through [...]

BACK TO THE FUTURE OUTATIME 10 OZ (THE COIN COMPANY)

By |2020-11-20T11:38:22+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island|

Just a quick heads up this time. The popular Back to the Future themed coin 'OUTATIME', featuring the iconic De Lorean's licence plate, is back in a greatly enlarged ten-ounce format with a very small mintage of just 88 pieces. The design is identical, but it's grown to 160 x 80 mm in size. The presentation is [...]

Latvia takes a rare delve into its prehistoric past with a Devonian tetrapod glow-in-the-dark silver coin

By |2020-11-19T19:02:10+00:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Nature, Bank of Latvia, Silver, Latvia|

Latvia takes a rare delve into its prehistoric past with a Devonian tetrapod glow-in-the-dark silver coin It's unusual to see a prehistoric animal coin emanating from Eastern Europe, so we were pleasantly surprised to see this one turn up in todays Inbox. Latvia has a fine reputation for interesting contemporary design with its numismatic range and they've [...]

The second pair of Mint of Gdansk’s ‘The Witcher’ silver coins debut with scenes from ‘Sword of Destiny’

By |2020-11-18T12:11:11+00:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The second pair of Mint of Gdansk's 'The Witcher' silver coins debut with scenes from 'Sword of Destiny' Continuing to make a pleasant change from the many silver coins featuring the ancient world, the Mint of Gdansk's 'The Witcher' series continues its eight-issue jaunt through the hugely popular world created by Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski. Each [...]

Santa season continues with PAMP’s latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character

By |2020-11-18T18:33:31+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

Santa season continues with PAMP's latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character Every year sees a good mix of Christmas coins from various national and independent mints, and most of them have Santa Claus in the design in one form or another. We don't usually cover many of these as they seem to appeal to [...]

STAR WARS: STORMTROOPER CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-11-17T00:34:39+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 now have the Imperial Stormtrooper joing them in Chibi-land. This is a great release that suits the concept well and will no doubt be a rapid seller. A one-ounce coin with a 2,000 mintage and a $95.00 USD pricetag, it comes beautifully presented and in a custom capsule. Read more at out [...]

007’s creator gets a coin of his own. Spy and author Ian Fleming is celebrated on a silver coin from Niue

By |2020-11-16T14:50:32+00:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

007's creator gets a coin of his own. Spy and author Ian Fleming is celebrated on a silver coin from Niue Who doesn't know James Bond 007 licenced to kill? After more than two dozen movies and a multitude of actors, hardly anybody, we reckon. Less well known is that the author of the original novels, one [...]

LEDA AND THE SWAN (2020 Bank of Cyprus)

By |2020-11-12T22:47:50+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, History, Bank of Cyprus, Silver, Cyprus|

It was Powercoins superb 'Eternal Sculptures' series that first introduced us to the story of Leda and the Swan. In that case, the coins inspiration was a Roman period marble statue of beautiful elegance, but the tale was widely known in antiquity. A popular art form in antiquity was mosaic and there a countless examples of breathtaking beauty, [...]

DRAGON (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-11-12T21:26:10+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

One of the Mint of Polands releases that come out of nowhere, Dragon takes a classic subject, much used by the numismatic world, and if we're brutally honest, does little with it. The Western-style depiction of the mythical beast is decent enough, with a fine pose and what seems to be a nice level of detail, but the [...]

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