Mythical Creatures – The Sphinx (2022 Czech Mint)

By |2022-06-13T22:31:21+01:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, History, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Just a quick heads-up that the tenth in the Czech Mint's nice 'Mythical Creatures' twelve-coin series is now available to buy, and features the Sphinx, most famously known from the millennia old colossal statue that stands guard over the Giza Plateau in Egypt. However, the Greeks also had their own version of the Sphinx, this kind of overlap [...]

The Czech Mint launches its four-coin look at the potent tanks that fought on both sides during the Second World War

By |2022-05-16T03:16:29+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: History, Military, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint launches its four-coin look at the potent tanks that fought on both sides during the Second World War A new series from the prolific Czech Mint features a favourite subject of ours, historical military hardware. Sadly, the 20th century is a veritable goldmine for weapons of destruction, containing an almost endless parade of [...]

The Czech Mint tells the story of Europe’s journey to the New World with its ‘Discovery of America’ coin series

By |2022-04-19T15:34:37+01:00April 19th, 2022|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint tells the story of Europe's journey to the New World with its 'Discovery of America' coin series We've long been fans of the Czech Mints numerous small series of coins themed around everything from nature, to literature, with a fair bit of history thrown in for good measure. Examples, like their Inventions of Leonardo, [...]

The Czech Mint finishes up its four-coin romp through the legend of King Arthur with the final pair

By |2021-10-21T12:02:43+01:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint finishes up its four-coin romp through the legend of King Arthur with the final pair The legend of King Arthur is one of the most potent in medieval history, so it's of little surprise it appears on coins with some regularity. While many of these are higher end numismatics, it's always pleasing to [...]

Old Town Square Execution: Dark Age (2021 Czech Mint)

By |2021-08-02T10:52:14+01:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The fourth of four in the Czech Mints historically themed c0in series 'Old Town Square Execution' is now available. Doing what coins do best - throwing a spotlight on events that are not always widely known, but should be - they document the execution of 27 Lords, Knights and Burghers in Prague, way back in 1621. Executed [...]

Mythical Beasts: Cerberus (2021 Czech Mint)

By |2021-07-20T16:49:39+01:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Release number seven in the Czech Mint's pretty 'Mythical Beasts' series is out for order now and features everybody's favourite pooch, Cerberus. The triple-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld is done justice by regular mint artist Asamat Baltaev, who has quite a fine portfolio of work at this producer.Same two versions as usual -one ounce [...]

MYTHICAL BEASTS: UNICORN (2021 Czech Mint)

By |2021-04-28T12:36:26+01:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Unicorn, the mystical nag with a skewer on its head, is the star of the second of the Czech Mints 'Mythical Beasts' series for 2021, and the sixth overall since it debuted last year. Given how imaginative the Ancient Greeks were when it came to inventing creatures for their tales, the Unicorn is a fairly sedate looking [...]

Czech Mint starts a golden journey through the Seven Wonders with the Great Pyramids of Giza

By |2021-04-19T10:56:02+01:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint starts a golden journey through the Seven Wonders with the Great Pyramids of Giza The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have been cause for conjecture and wonderment for hundreds, in some cases thousands of years. Structures that have long since crumbled to dust are still part of popular discourse today, so its no [...]

The legend of King Arthur comes to life with the first two in the Czech Mints four-coin proof silver set

By |2021-04-01T19:05:48+01:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The legend of King Arthur comes to life with the first two in the Czech Mints four-coin proof silver set One of the most potent stories in British history, the story of King Arthur and his sword Excalibur has permeated popular culture to this day. Unlikely to have any more than the most tenuous of links to [...]

MYTHICAL BEASTS: HYDRA (2021 Czech Mint)

By |2021-03-16T12:25:24+00:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The first of the 2021 issues in the Czech Mints 'Mythical Beasts' series has now launched, and following such fantastical creatures as the Griffin and the Dragon, comes the multi-headed Hydra. These are attractive and competitively priced issues in a genre that normally attracts a hefty premium with high-end design and specs. The series has a consistent [...]

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