January, 2018

Titanium. Multiple coins from Pobjoy and MCI indicate popularity for the tough and light metal rising

By |2018-01-27T01:36:43+00:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: Nature, People, Titanium, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint, Pobjoy Mint|

Titanium. Multiple coins from Pobjoy and MCI indicate popularity for the tough and light metal rising As tough as high grade steel but a fraction of the weight, titanium is a metal with a simply phenomenal range of industrial uses that has only grown wider as production technology has made it cheaper to extract. Its use in numismatics is less widespread and for the same reasons that [...]

December, 2017

MCI releases its first cutout coin with a gilded King Penguin design for Ghana

By |2017-12-22T00:44:15+00:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Ghana, MCI Mint|

MCI releases its first cutout coin with a gilded King Penguin design for Ghana In 2013, Coin Invest Trust issued a stunning Mongolian coin called the Crying Wolf. The first of a five-coin series called Mongolian Nature that finished this year, it was a half-ounce gilded silver coin that had been precisely cutout to form a silhouette of the animal. Quite a bit more complex to achieve [...]

November, 2017

MCI continues in journey through the fossil record with an actual Mesozoic Sea Urchin on a silver coin

By |2017-11-24T16:52:49+00:00November 24th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI continues in journey through the fossil record with an actual Mesozoic Sea Urchin on a silver coin One of a growing number of coin series featuring the hugely popular and highly fascinating world of prehistoric life, MCI-Mints World of Evolution distinguishes itself with a novel approach. Rather than depicting an ancient creature, it uses the coin to depict a background habitat and then mounts an actual [...]

September, 2017

Legendary Warriors are showcased on MCI-Mints newest ultra high-relief silver coin series

By |2017-09-19T10:17:09+01:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

Legendary Warriors are showcased on MCI-Mints newest ultra high-relief silver coin series German mint MCI has debuted what should be the first in a new series of two-ounce, high-relief silver coins showcasing some of the warrior castes that have defined the path of world history through the centuries. It's a similar concept to the New Zealand Mint issued Warriors of History series, although for design the new [...]

August, 2017

MCI-Mint bring their prehistoric silver coin series forward in time to the giant armoured Glyptodon

By |2017-08-20T20:55:39+01:00August 20th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI-Mint bring their prehistoric silver coin series forward in time to the giant armoured Glyptodon German private coin producer, MCI-Mint has long been issuing prehistoric creature coins, from Tyrannosaurus Rex and Spinosaurus, through to the Smilodon (and the Loch Ness Monster ;-) ) and so it's no surprise that another has appeared. This time it's an unusual subject, but an absolutely fascinating one. Glyptodon is a huge armoured [...]

July, 2017

MCI-Mint debuts a rare silver coin pair featuring the mysterious Loch Ness Monster

By |2017-07-20T19:49:20+01:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI-Mint debuts a rare silver coin pair featuring the mysterious Loch Ness Monster German mint, MCI has launched its latest antiqued silver coin and after having dabbled with monster coins previously, has focused its attention on the most famous of them all, the Loch Ness Monster. The subject of much theory and speculation as to the nature and existence of the beast, sightings have been piling up [...]

March, 2017

MCI adds to its World of Evolution fossil coin series with a shark tooth and an ammonite variant

By |2017-03-22T12:22:28+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI adds to its World of Evolution fossil coin series with a shark tooth and an ammonite variant After the Evolution of Life, and the Prehistoric Life series from Coin Invest Trust and the Austrian Mint, MCI-Mint joined the fossil coin genre with a coin that had an actual fossil attached to it. Coming with a small Ammonite attached to the reverse face, it used the struck [...]

January, 2017

AgAuNugget: Burkina Faso debuts Age of Dinosaurs, a quarter-ounce silver coin series

By |2017-01-16T12:55:19+00:00January 16th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Nature, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

AgAuNugget: Burkina Faso debuts Age of Dinosaurs fractional silver coin series It isn't often that we get to see new fractional silver coins with a brilliant uncirculated finish. Sometimes we'll get fractional versions of the usual one-ounce design, but rarely one that is available primarily in a size as small as a quarter of an ounce. German coin producer MCI-Mint have long had an eclectic range [...]

October, 2016

MCI-Mint gazes into the crocodiles eye with its new silver coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:22+00:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI-Mint gazes into the crocodiles eye with its new silver coin German coin producer MCI Mint has launched a new nature coin looking at the part of an animal that looks at you - the eye. They say the eye is the window to the soul, but gazing into the eye of a crocodile this closely would likely be a fair indicator your time on [...]

August, 2016

MCI debuts first set of five Spirit of Africa silver coins featuring elephants

By |2016-11-05T06:30:36+00:00August 13th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

German coin producer MCI-Mint have debuted a new set of nature coins that start off a new series called Spirit of Africa. The first set of these Burkina Faso issued coins (MCI-Mint has rights to issue for the African nation) feature the world's largest land animal, the African Elephant. As you'd expect from a producer with a long history of the finish, these are antiqued silver. The artwork on these five, [...]

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