HELVETIC MINT BREAKS THE ICE WITH ITS NEW NUMIS-NAUTIC SERIES

By |2016-11-05T06:32:22+00:00March 27th, 2015|Categories: Science, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

The Helvetic Mint are rapidly building themselves a reputation as designers of some fine high-relief silver coins. Their 'Swiss Wildlife' series of coins has recently seen its third release, this time featuring the Mountain Hare, with the two prior coins depicting the Capercaillie and the mad Alpine Ibex. The  mint's new coin is the first in a new [...]

HELVETIC MINTS ONE-MILLION NUMBER NANOJEM CRYSTAL CELEBRATES PI

By |2016-11-05T06:32:47+00:00November 11th, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Inserts, Science, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Back in May the Swiss-based Helvetic Mint released the first coin in the world to incorporate a Nanojem crystal. These tiny slivers are microetched with text so small that it's completely unreadable to the naked human eye, thus enabling long texts to be stored in tiny spaces. The first 99.9% pure silver coin shoe-horned the entire text of [...]

PANAMA CANAL HITS ITS CENTENARY AND THE HELVETIC MINTS NEW COIN

By |2016-11-05T06:32:53+00:00October 17th, 2014|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Following on from a release back in June by the Mint of Poland, the Helvetic Mint has now released it's own commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. It's a larger piece all round than the earlier Polish strike, being 50g in weight (compared to 28.28g) and 50mm in diameter (against 38.6mm), [...]

HELVETIC MINT RELEASES HIGH-RELIEF STAG BEETLE COIN

By |2016-11-05T06:32:53+00:00October 12th, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Fiji|

Every year since 2012, the Helvetic Mint releases a two-ounce colored silver coin struck in high-relief, and 2014 is no different. The series is called Exotic Endangered Wildlife and has previously encompassed the Giant Clam and the Bird of Paradise. This years coin is a little more unusual in featuring an insect, the European Stag Beetle. The previous [...]

HELVETIC MINTS LATEST EYE COIN HEADS INTO THE MACRO REALM

By |2016-11-05T06:33:30+00:00April 27th, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

First appearing two years ago with the very popular Blue Iguana, these oval-shaped high-relief coins have been pretty successful and this third coin looks set to continue the trend. Each of the coins in the series are coloured using a 5C process, which basically means the standard CMYK colour palette and then a coat of lacquer. An extra coat of [...]

QUICK LOOK: HELVETIC MINT GO ULTRA HIGH-RELIEF WITH PREMIERE SWISS WILDLIFE COIN

By |2016-11-05T06:33:30+00:00April 21st, 2014|Categories: Nature, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

The most iconic animal of the Swiss Alps is the Alpine Ibex - Capricorn. The ibex was greatly prized in former times for its medicinal powers: almost all its body parts, and even its dung, were in demand for traditional cures for all manner of diseases. It paid the price: it was hunted to extinction in the first half [...]

NEW RELEASE: HELVETIC MINT SHOWCASES GREAT BARRIER REEF

By |2016-11-05T06:33:37+00:00March 22nd, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Fiji|

Possibly the ultimate example of life in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder that makes a complete mockery of the human ones. So large it's visible from space, it's the largest coral reef system and is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi). Covering an area of [...]

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