Bean is back with his teddy in tow. CIT debuts a Mr Bean silver foil and a proof minigold coin

By |2021-05-31T16:41:42+01:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Bean is back with his teddy in tow. CIT debuts a Mr Bean silver foil and a proof minigold coin Last year, CIT hit us with the surprise release of a coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of legendary comedic creation, Mr. Bean. A creation of the brilliant comedian, Rowan Atkinson, it has transcended his even better [...]

CIT continue their delve into our ancient numismatic past with a stunning reimagining of the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

By |2021-05-11T22:32:47+01:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: History, Politics & Finance, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT continue their delve into our ancient numismatic past with a stunning reimagining of the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm We're all aware of just how important the influence of Athens has been on the development of Western civilisation, but much of the history of this ground-breaking city state is less well known. Even the notion that Athens [...]

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary

By |2021-05-10T21:11:15+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, Cameroon, CIT Coin Invest, East India Company, Djibouti, France, MDM, Mint of Poland, Monnaie de Paris, Niue Island, St Helena|

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary Better late than never, as they say, here's our roundup of coins commemorating the bicentenary this week of the death of pint-sized Gallic terror, Napoleon Bonaparte. An icon in France and one of the most famous figures in history, [...]

YEAR OF THE CHARMING TIGER RANGE (2021 CIT)

By |2021-04-29T22:20:42+01:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Banknote / Foil, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

A new selection of CIT coins is coming and the first we're looking at is the latest in the mints dabble with the Lunar Calendar. Instead of an annual selection of simple coin designs that rely solely on the depiction of the relevant animal, CIT bring to market some pretty cool fully dimensional pieces. The latest of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

LUCKY HORSESHOE DIMENSIONAL COIN (2021 CIT)

By |2021-02-15T12:26:13+00:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

One of the pioneers of shaped, non-geometric dimensional coins, CIT have issued some striking examples over the last few years. As they've become more comfortable with the process, we're starting to see coins of this style at the more affordable end of the market. Where better to go next than a perennial staple of CIT's annual lin-up, [...]

It’s a baguette! Its silver, and gilded, but it’s a baguette! Mon dieu!!!

By |2021-02-05T11:14:05+00:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Gabon|

It's a baguette! Its silver, and gilded, but it's a baguette! Mon dieu!!! We know dimensional coins are an increasingly popular thing in coin circles these days. We know that food-based subjects on coins are not uncommon either. What would you get if you combined the two? Well, if you're French, you get a baguette shaped coin!An [...]

CIT Winter Launch: Legendary gold disc of an Incan Sun God springs back to life in miniature form

By |2021-02-01T19:36:56+00:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT Winter Launch: Legendary gold disc of an Incan Sun God springs back to life in miniature form There's still a relative dearth of coins featuring the old Mesoamerican cultures, which is a shame, because everything from their legends and iconography, to their architecture, is striking and fascinating. Numiscollect did an excellent Aztec Calendar coin a [...]

LADY LUCK (2021 CIT)

By |2021-01-31T13:44:15+00:00January 31st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

CIT  have long had a presence in the lucky coin genre, its annual four-leaf clover adorned 'Ounce of Luck' remaining popular. This year, they've decided to mix things up a bit with new effort leveraging the abilities of the enhanced Samrtminting to enable very high relief. A Ladybird (or Ladybug in some place in the world), is [...]

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