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 [...]

UNESCO PRAGUE HISTORICAL CENTRE (2020 Czech Mint)

By |2021-01-07T12:22:23+00:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, History, Platinum, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint has issued the 12th in its series of platinum coins depicting Czech UNESCO sites.  When the series kicked off in 2017, there were 12 UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic, and the mint even went to the trouble of creating a wooden box to hold the set. However, in 2019, two more sites were [...]

MYTHICAL BEASTS: GRIFFIN (2020, Czech Mint)

By |2020-07-13T14:35:41+01:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

It was just a couple of months ago that the Czech Mint launched its latest Mythical Beast's collection of gold and silver coins with an introductory pair, the Phoenix and the Dragon. Having seen them in hand, we can attest to them being pretty designs, especially the Phoenix, so it's good to see the next one in [...]

ANIMAL CHAMPIONS: SHARK (2020, Czech Mint)

By |2020-07-12T14:25:42+01:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The last of the Czech Mints 'Animal Champions' intros this month and features one of natures most finely honed predators, the shark. For over 400 million years, sharks and their immediate ancestors have prowled the world's seas, often as apex predators, a position the Great White Shark occupies today, as long as there aren't any Orca around, [...]

Czech Mint’s latest ‘Gold Double-ounce’ features the reluctant pairing of Napoleon and Marie Louise

By |2020-05-31T14:36:53+01:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Gold, People, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint's 'Double-ounce' range of gold coins gets a new addition to its ranks with the launch of Napoleon and Marie Louise. Traditionally featuring historical couples, the remit has been quite broad with previous issues, including a pair of royal brothers, and a pair of alchemists, but this is the second time, following 2017's Maria Theresa and Joseph II, [...]

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