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 [...]

September, 2019

Samoan domed silver coin commemorates 500 years since Magellan set sail to circumnavigate the globe

By |2019-09-07T00:13:21+01:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, Commonwealth Mint, Samoa|

Samoan domed coin commemorates 500 years since Magellan set sail to circumnavigate the globe One of the great endeavours of human exploration, Ferdinand Magellan's expedition of 1519 that circumnavigated the globe for the first time. While the famous explorer died on the voyage, it's become, perhaps unfairly, his achievement, rather than those that actually did complete the whole journey. Nevertheless, this is certainly a historical event worthy of numismatic [...]

June, 2019

Ancient Stonehenge circle is the star of the first ultra high relief silver Monuments by Moonlight coin

By |2019-06-29T00:30:58+01:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, Commonwealth Mint, Fiji|

Ancient Stonehenge circle is the star of the first ultra high relief silver Monuments by Moonlight coin One of the world's most enigmatic and ancient monuments, Stonehenge has a surprisingly limited presence in the modern coin world. Now the Commonwealth Mint has chosen it to launch their new Monuments by Moonlight proof coin series. An ounce of 0.999 silver is the canvas of choice and the strike [...]

July, 2016

Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week themed with proof silver coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:43+00:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Silver, Commonwealth Mint, Fiji|

Now almost a cultural phenomenon, Discovery Channels Shark Week is broadcast in almost every major market around the world, over 70 countries. First showing in July 1988, its popularity led to it becoming an annual event. Originally meant to promote awareness and conservation of these simply magnificent animals, it has veered into more sensationalist territory in recent years, although remains a positive influence on views towards sharks. This year, like in [...]