French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary

By |2021-05-10T21:11:15+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, Cameroon, CIT Coin Invest, East India Company, Djibouti, France, MDM, Mint of Poland, Monnaie de Paris, Niue Island, St Helena|

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary Better late than never, as they say, here's our roundup of coins commemorating the bicentenary this week of the death of pint-sized Gallic terror, Napoleon Bonaparte. An icon in France and one of the most famous figures in history, [...]

Hercules undertakes his fifth labour of cleaning the Augean Stables on the latest in a twelve coin series

By |2021-04-30T10:40:42+01:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hercules undertakes his fifth labour of cleaning the Augean Stables on the latest in a twelve coin series We're pretty sure than when Hercules was given his next task, he didn't think it would involve moving mountains of cow crap. Such is the life of the demi-god, we guess. A stable filled with 3,000 immortal cattle that [...]

Angels & Demons are explored in coin form, starting with a striking look at the big bad, Lucifer

By |2021-04-20T20:29:37+01:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Angels & Demons are explored in coin form, starting with a striking look at the big bad, Lucifer Our admiration for the various Mint of Poland myths and legends coin series is well known, to the point we even keep a full guide to them all. We've never had reason to question the quality of design [...]

Mint of Poland keeps an eye out for the next big thing. Is it their Cyclops coin?

By |2021-03-30T12:15:19+01:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Mint of Poland keeps an eye out for the next big thing. Is it their Cyclops coin? Of the many Mint of Poland coins in their expansive ancient myths and legends range, few are actually released directly by the mint itself, and they often display a lower level of customisation than those issued by third parties. [...]

BUSHIDO (2021 Mint of Poland)

By |2021-03-29T11:52:48+01:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The way of the warrior is the popular interpretation of Bushido, but the reality is far more nuanced than that. Birthed in Neo-Confucianism during the Edo period in Japan (1603–1868), it was meant to temper the more aggressive characteristic of the Samurai class with a grounding in wisdom and serenity. It can trace its roots back to [...]

Bee Yourself! That most important of the world’s insects gets a new silver coin from Cameroon

By |2021-03-29T10:47:33+01:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Bee Yourself! That most important of the world's insects gets a new silver coin from Cameroon There have been a few bee themed coins in recent years, and they've maintained a surprisingly high standard. The New Zealand Post issued a very popular piece back in 2016, and followed that up with a Manuka Honey coin a [...]

Mars & Ares, Greek and Roman personifications of the same god, kick off a new Mint of Poland coin series

By |2021-03-04T23:12:00+00:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mars & Ares, Greek and Roman personifications of the same god, kick off a new Mint of Poland coin series A new series from the Mint of Poland looks at the 'winners and heroes' of the ancient world, although this debut coin seems to concentrate on the duality of gods and how they're seen by the [...]

Sekhmet, daughter of Ra and the warrior goddess of healing is the third Gods of Anger coin

By |2021-02-12T16:39:04+00:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Sekhmet, daughter of Ra and the warrior goddess of healing is the third Gods of Anger coin Always a relatively early issue on the annual calendar, the Mint of Poland and Pela Coins have launched the third of their striking 'Gods of Anger' coins looking at the Ancient Egyptian pantheon of deities. The series debuted in 2019 [...]

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse series wraps up with Death, the rider of the Pale Horse

By |2021-02-11T16:03:56+00:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse series wraps up with Death, the rider of the Pale Horse In our view, easily one of the best series of mythologically-themed coins oi the last few years, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is now wrapping up with the fourth and last release. Featuring Death itself, riding the famous Pale Horse, [...]

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