June, 2020

Micromosaic Passion coin series continues its unique look at masterpieces with Da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine

By |2020-06-29T18:01:23+01:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

A big hit over the last few years, both with collectors and award ceremonies, Powercoins innovative Micromosaic Passion series is back for a fourth time with a second interpretation of the work of Italian Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci. This time, it's the charming portrait of Cecilia Gallerani called Lady with an Ermine. Any similarities with Doctor Evil holding Mr Bigglesworth are purely coincidental...The deceptively clever painting is reproduced in the series signature style, [...]

May, 2020

Micropuzzles are back with the second from Powercoin featuring Renoir’s ‘Two Sisters’

By |2020-05-19T20:35:47+01:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Powercoin, Palau|

Micromosiac Passion was an unusual concept for a series at first glance. If you want proof positive that you don't need gimmickry to come up with something clever and beautiful, the Powercoin series was it. Ostensibly a cleanly struck coin with some colour, something hardly rare these days, it was the execution that took them to another level.Employing CIT & BH Mayer's awesome Smartminting technology, that coin range exhibited some superbly defined minting. Following last [...]

Mr Bean, the world’s biggest idiot celebrates his 30th birthday with a rare CIT licenced coin

By |2020-06-01T14:34:25+01:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

One of the best comedic actors of the last 40 years, Rowan Atkinson has brought many weird and hilarious characters to life in his long career, none more so than the brilliant Edmund Blackadder. However, it was his turn as the bumbling master of chaos and confusion, Mr Bean, that rocketed him to international superstardom. It remains as popular today as on its debut on the first day of 1990. Mr Bean, created by [...]

CIT applies its superb Smartminting technology to a 2500 year old classic of the ancient coin world

By |2020-05-06T13:08:38+01:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

In this virus infested world, coin producers are adapting their release schedules to suit. CIT have always issued at the big international shows like the World Money Fair, the ANA, Tokyo and Beijing, but all of those except the first, which was lucky enough to sneak in before the proverbial doodoo hit the air circulator, have been severly impacted. Because of this CIT have launched a Spring Event for this next batch of issues.Our favourite [...]

April, 2020

WMF20: Smartminting is dead! Long live Smartminting Reloaded! CIT’s groundbreaking tech gets an upgrade.

By |2020-04-06T11:51:27+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Copper, Gold, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Smartminting is dead! Long live Smartminting Reloaded! CIT's groundbreaking tech gets an upgrade. It was only four short years ago that the Liechtenstein-based masters of coin design, CIT Coin Invest, partnered up with B.H.Mayer, the German mint world renowned for its expertise, to produce a new minting technology called Smartminting. The premise was simple enough. Greater levels of relief, with finer detail for a given weight, or [...]

February, 2020

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 [...]

Fishing lure by 19th century innovator Julio T Buel is celebrated by CIT in gold and silver

By |2020-02-06T23:26:54+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Gold, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Fishing lure by 19th century innovator Julio T. Buel is celebrated by CIT in gold and silver Lake Bomoseen in Vermont is the birthplace of one of fishermen's greatest friends, the spoon lure. Dropping a silver spoon into the lake while eating lunch back in 1834, Julio T. Buel noticed a large fish grab the spinning object and he had a bit of a eureka! moment. Sawing off the [...]

Smartminting week: Striking view of a classic radial-engined aircraft is a showcase

By |2020-02-05T18:46:29+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Smartminting week: Striking view of a classic radial-engined aircraft is a showcase Anchor: Fair Winds was a very pretty coin launched last year by CIT Coin Invest at the World Money Fair. Utilising the high-relief ability inherent in smartminting, along with their relatively new Black Proof finish, it was a fine nautically-themed design (image at bottom). For 2020, we're seeing a second issue in the same style but heading [...]

Smartminting Week: CIT add Gandhi pair to their Revolutionaries series of silver and minigold coins

By |2020-02-03T13:44:22+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, People, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Smartminting Week: CIT add Gandhi pair to their Revolutionaries series of silver and minigold coins A relatively low key issue from CIT Coin Invest kicks off our look at smartminting this week. The first coin in this series, Chinggis Khan, was actually the one that introduced the potential of smartminting to the world. A reintroduction of a traditionally struck design, it showed the improvements that CIT and BH Mayer had [...]

WMF20: Quirky mesh-finish ‘Trapped’ series from CIT returns with an eerie pair of hands

By |2020-02-02T02:53:01+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

WMF20: Quirky mesh-finish 'Trapped' series from CIT returns with an eerie pair of hands A hugely original release from CIT Coin Invest last year was a coin called 'Trapped'. Depicting a human face screaming from behind some tightly stretched fabric, it raised in us that innate claustrophobic fear that almost all of us have. Collectors certainly were unafraid to buy the coin, as it sold out [...]

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