2020 250th ANNIVERSARY OF BEETHOVEN’S BIRTH (HELVETIC MINT)

By |2020-05-21T15:17:25+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, People, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Along with Mozart, Beethoven is a byword for musical genius. While his exact birthdate is not known, he was baptised on 17th December 1770, so 2020 is considered his 250th anniversary. His first major orchestral work premiered in 1800 and he died just 27 years later, leaving behind a highly regarded body of music, even more impressive [...]

Niue and the Helvetic Mint start their Dark Beauties coin series with Cassandra, Princess of Troy

By |2018-04-17T21:48:21+01:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Niue and the Helvetic Mint start their Dark Beauties coin series with Cassandra, Princess of Troy The Helvetic Mint are releasing a beautiful first coin in a new series called Dark Beauties that depicts the ancient prophetess, Cassandra. A staple of Ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra is  always described as being an intelligent, [...]

1800 year old letter home from Egyptian soldier is the fascinating subject of the Helvetic Mints latest

By |2018-03-21T15:50:06+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Coloured, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

1800 year old letter home from Egyptian soldier is the fascinating subject of the Helvetic Mints latest Discovered in 1899 in the ancient temple complex of Tebtunis, the Aurelius Polion papyrus was one of a large number of documents, many quite fragmentary, found by the Egyptologist Bernard Pyne Grenfell and the papyrist [...]

Helvetic Mints stylish Swiss Wildlife series welcomes its fifth silver coin with the Golden Eagle

By |2017-07-21T13:04:10+01:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Helvetic Mints stylish Swiss Wildlife series welcomes its fifth silver coin with the Golden Eagle One of the pioneers of ultra high relief (UHR) coin strikes and a company still pushing boundaries today, the Helvetic Mint has been producing this type of coin for many years now and one of its most [...]

Helvetic Mint’s ‘Animal Skin’ series of silver coins heads back home for the domestic cat

By |2017-05-25T12:57:42+01:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Helvetic Mint's 'Animal Skin' series of silver coins heads back home for the domestic cat Now on its sixth release, the Helvetic Mint's unusual 'Animal Skin' series of oval silver coins has moved away from the exotic for 2017 and gone with the familiar domestic cat. The series debuted in 2012 with [...]

Helvetic Mint launches diamond-shaped silver coin with inset gem

By |2016-11-05T06:30:54+00:00June 11th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

There has certainly been a rise in the availability of more extreme coin shapes over the last few years, not just flat coins, but those making the jump to three dimensions. It's relatively easy to cast a 3D coin, but to strike one is a whole different ballgame. The generally recognised master of the art is [...]

Helvetic Mints Animal Skin series lets you feel a Green Tree Python

By |2016-11-05T06:31:17+00:00February 11th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Kings of the high-relief coin strike, the Helvetic Mint also have some intriguing ranges of more traditional designs, although in the case of the Animal Skin series, even that is a little out of the ordinary. Debuting back in 2012 with the Blue Iguana, a coin that seemed to generate a lot of interest at the [...]

Indian spiritual master Sri Shirdi Sai Baba remembered on a limited proof silver coin from Niue

By |2016-11-05T06:31:42+00:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Coloured, People, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

We haven't featured many coins with an Indian theme, mainly because there aren't many out there, but this one was brought to our attention by the distributor, and we're all up for variety at AgAuNEWS, so here it is. Depicting an Indian spiritual master named Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, the man was all about teaching love, forgiveness and inner [...]

Last Pinta Island tortoise, Lonesome George, remembered on latest Animal Skin coin

By |2016-11-05T06:31:54+00:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

The fourth in the Helvetic Mints popular Animal Skin series has trundled out and it's returned to its reptilian roots with the Pinta Island Tortoise. Depicting what is believed to be the last of his kind, thanks to us as usual, Lonesome George fills the reverse of this oval coin in a nice-looking close-up. Launching in 2012 with the [...]

That’s not a piano, that’s my nose!! Proboscis monkey stars on Helvetic Mints latest coin

By |2016-11-05T06:31:59+00:00June 17th, 2015|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Fiji|

The fourth coin in the Helvetic Mint's Endangered Wildlife series of antique silver coins has just been launched and features a animal with what can only be described as an epic nose, the Proboscis Monkey. This series of two-ounce coins kicked off in 2012 with a pretty Bird of Paradise coin, and was followed in 2013 with one highlighting [...]

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