The Jungle Book 04 – The Wolf Pack & Akela silver coin (2022 Czech Mint)

By |2022-11-30T20:12:24+00:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The fourth and last of the Czech Mint's 'Jungle Book' coins is now available, and features the Wolf Pack and Akela. This has been, stylistically, a very distinctive series by artist, Asamat Baltaev, and is based on the classic Rudyard Kipling book, with not a sign of Disney nonsense anywhere to be seen. All the coins [...]

The Jungle Book 03 – Shere Khan silver coin (2022 Czech Mint)

By |2022-08-03T10:15:08+01:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

We were pleasantly surprised by the first of the Czech Mint's 'Jungle Book' coins that we covered back in March. It had an interesting and attractive style, undertaken by one of the mint's stalwart artists, Asamat Baltaev, one we have a high regard for here. Based on the classic Rudyard Kipling book, and not the sanitised Disney film, [...]

Our galactic neighbourhood, the Milky Way, shines on new coins from the Czech Mint, and the Austrian Mint

By |2022-07-12T21:43:14+01:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Austrian Mint, Nature, Austria, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Our galactic neighbourhood, the Milky Way, shines on new coins from the Czech Mint, and the Austrian Mint There’s no place like home! Our solar system sits within the Milky Way, a barred spiral galaxy approximately 150-200,000 light years in diameter. It’s part of the Local Group of galaxies, which form part of the Virgo Supercluster, [...]

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 [...]

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