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, [...]

2020 ANIMAL CHAMPIONS: RHINOCEROS BEETLE (CZECH MINT)

By |2020-05-16T22:27:06+01:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

A series we haven't covered before I don't believe, Animal Champions is a 1oz antique silver coin series from the Czech Mint that showcases record breaking animal species. Those that can fly, run or swim the fastest, grow to be giants, or carry great power, are all valid subjects.The latest is the fascinating Rhinoceros Beetle, an insect [...]

Four of the greatest scientific minds of the 1800’s feature on a new silver coin series from Niue

By |2020-05-11T20:55:37+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

One of the best small series of 2019 was the Czech Mint's outstanding Inventions of Leonardo. Four one-ounce silver coins portrayed some of the Renaissance masters incredibly forward looking inventions associated with flight and with blowing things up. This year has already seen a similar set, in gold as well, that focused on Notre Dame Cathedral, although that was sold [...]

Twelve of the world’s Mythical Beasts populate the Czech Mint’s latest series

By |2020-05-08T10:05:30+01:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Our love for the mythical beasts of ancient lore has never been higher. With modern mega-budget movies like the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter drawing in huge audiences, as well as the new legends that are inherent parts of the various superhero universes, the weird and fantastical remains a popular escape from the day to day life most [...]

Czech Mint’s latest set of coins celebrating religious architecture highlights the French icon, Notre Dame

By |2020-04-30T23:53:53+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, History, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint's latest set of coins celebrating religious architecture highlights the French icon, Notre Dame We all know the story of Notre Dame de Paris, thrust so tragically into the popular conciousness last year with a fire that almost destroyed the centuries old cathedral, and there have been a few beautiful coins issued celebrating [...]

Czech Lion bullion coin returns with a new design and a full selection of sizes in gold and silver

By |2020-02-13T10:05:11+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gold, Nature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Lion bullion coin returns with a new design and a full selection of sizes in gold and silver A relatively recent addition to the bullion coin world, having its first debut in 2017, the Czech Lion, issued for Niue but struck by the Czech Mint, has quickly established itself as one [...]

Czech militaries contribution to the air war against the Axis is remembered on new four-coin set

By |2019-11-11T13:31:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: History, Military, Gold, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech militaries contribution to the air war against the Axis is remembered on new four-coin set It used to be the case that many thought Britain stood alone against Germany in the early years of the Second World War, but fortunately, the vital contribution of the peoples of fallen countries is now more widely [...]

Inventions of Leonardo four-coin programme concludes with the Renaissance legends prototype tank

By |2019-10-19T01:30:06+01:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Military, People, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Inventions of Leonardo four-coin programme concludes with the Renaissance legends prototype tank One of our favourite series of 2019, the Czech Mints superb 'Inventions of Leonardo' four-coin series has featured some of the incredible contraptions that Leonardo da Vinci envisioned in the pursuit of war. Not a war-monger by any means, he was [...]

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