July, 2020

World Cultures silver coin series is back with a look at the Maori ceremonial challenge – the fabled Haka

By |2020-07-09T15:41:33+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

While the world of ancient gods and monsters seems to dominate the ultra high relief, antique-finished coin genre, there have been some notable exceptions. One of our favourites to date has been the Numiartis and Magikos Coins -produced series 'World Cultures', first hitting the market two years ago with an intricately designed Kapala Skull coin. The renders in our first article looked impressive, but an image of the final coin showed exactly what a stunning [...]

JASPER SCARABAEUS (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-07-05T15:26:03+01:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, History, Coloured, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A series that debuted back in 2015 with the Amber Scarabaeus, the Mint of Poland's Ancient Egyptian themed series has evolved by taking the same basic design - an Egyptian atyle beetle - and decorating it with different types of plating, colour and minerals. In all, it's been quite an eclectic mix, and one we'll probably do a Coin Series Profile on soon.These remain 17.5 gram 0.999 silver coins, issued for Niue and [...]

May, 2020

The Emperors of China’s rich past are the focus of the Mint of Poland’s latest signature series

By |2020-05-24T20:10:52+01:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Mint of Poland's dive into Asian culture continues with a new coin in their signature 2oz ultra high relief range. The series is called 'Legends of the Great Chinese Emperors' and as the title suggests, features a non-historical look at genuine figures from the formative years of this ancient state.First out of the Heavenly Gate is the famous first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, founder of the short-lived Qin Dynasty that gave China [...]

2020 YOU & ME (MINT OF POLAND)

By |2020-05-22T21:52:03+01:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: QLM, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

There's no shortage of coins touting the themes of love and romance. Hearts, doves and the like have been a perpetual theme in the numismatic world, but it's good to see some unusual interpretations appear from time to time, like this new issue from the Mint of Poland. It eschews the traditional artistic tropes for a modern art style - one you'll either love or hate. I'm not sure how well it [...]

Mint of Poland launches Tonatiuh, the first in its ‘Sun Gods’ series of 2oz silver coins

By |2020-05-13T22:12:03+01:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Despite a seemingly endless wave of ancient history coins from the Mint of Poland, it's become apparent that the imagination of those old civilisations was even greater. The mint continues to work its way through the myriad deities brought to life in those times, and has now turned its attention to the fascinating Mesoamerican world of the Aztecs. The first issue in a series called simply 'Sun Gods' this latest coin depicts the Aztec god [...]

April, 2020

Eric Bloodaxe launches a stunning new series of Vikings by the Mint of Poland

By |2020-04-29T12:27:38+01:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Eric Bloodaxe launches a stunning new series of Vikings by the Mint of Poland The Vikings are a byword for a brutal, unstoppable force that comes from the sea, runs rampant, and then disappears again. The truth is quite different of course, as Norse culture was rich in many ways, not a one-dimensional plague of pagan warriors, but a fully functioning and impressive civilisation in its own right. [...]

March, 2020

Following Ares, Poseidon, & Hephaestus coins, Numiartis showcases the protector against epidemics, Apollo

By |2020-03-25T15:57:48+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Following Ares, Poseidon, & Hephaestus coins, Numiartis showcases the protector against epidemics, Apollo It's arguably the superb Ares coin back in 2017 that first drew attention to the Mint of Poland's abilities in this genre, but it's fair to say they've proved time and again it wasn't a one off. Ares was the first in Numiartis' 'Gods' series, and was followed by the equally impressive Poseidon and Hephaestus. The [...]

February, 2020

A coin series look at the world’s great sea battles debuts with the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis

By |2020-02-26T14:24:46+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: History, Military, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A coin series look at the world's great sea battles debuts with the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis A new series from the Mint of Poland, Sea Battles will look at some of history's greatest naval punch-ups, and what better place to start than the pivotal Battle of Salamis. This battle, way back in 490 BCE, helped end Persian ambitions to take the Greek homeland - a base from [...]

He’s killed a lion and a hydra, now Hercules has a beef with the Ceryneian Hind in Niue’s latest coin

By |2020-02-21T19:49:24+00:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

He's killed a lion and a hydra, now Hercules has a beef with the Ceryneian Hind in Niue's latest coin One of those ideas that seems custom made for a coin series, the Twelve Labours of Hercules is a rousing tale of daring, adventure and slaughter that typifies the ancient world at its most imaginative. Hercules himself has been a character that many leaders throughout history have claimed lineage [...]

Legendary Lands starts a numismatic look at mysterious civilisations with the most iconic of all, Atlantis

By |2020-02-15T23:52:10+00:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Legendary Lands starts a numismatic look at mysterious civilisations with the most iconic of all, Atlantis The latest of the Mint of Poland's flagship format coin series to debut is 'Legendary Lands', a numismatic journey through some of the more mysterious and outright fabricated of the world's ancient civilisations. There's no better place to start than the big daddy of them all, the lost city of Atlantis.Despite being based [...]

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