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 [...]

Guan Yu is the first of the ‘Chinese Heroes’ in a stunning new series from the Mint of Poland

By |2020-02-12T21:08:07+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Guan Yu is the first of the 'Chinese Heroes' in a stunning new series from the Mint of Poland Early indicators suggest it is possible that 2020 will see Chinese ancient history and mythology take centre stage in quite a few new coin issues. We've had a few years in which the gods and legends of the major ancient civilisations of Europe have dominated coin designs in this genre, [...]

Chinese history and mythology comes to the fore with two new issues from the Mint of Poland

By |2020-02-08T14:08:53+00:00February 8th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Chinese history and mythology comes to the fore with two new issues from the Mint of Poland Two new designs from the Mint of Poland's expansive mythology range mark the start of series looking at China's long past. One delves into the realms of mythology, and one into the far more interesting true historical record. Both employ the mints signature 2oz silver, ultra high relief format and both have [...]

WMF20 Exclusive: Famine, third of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, rides its black steed onto a coin

By |2020-02-01T17:45:20+00:00February 1st, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

WMF20 Exclusive: Famine, third of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, rides its black steed onto a coin Legendary religious forces, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, are back for the Mint of Poland's superb series of coins, and this time it's the turn of the Black Horsemen, Famine. This is the third of the four to be issued to date, following the White Horseman (Pestilence) and [...]

January, 2020

Mint of Poland’s outstanding ancient mythology range kicks off 2020 with Gods of Anger II: Horus

By |2020-01-09T17:43:15+00:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland's outstanding ancient mythology range kicks off 2020 with Gods of Anger II: Horus Ten days into 2020 and we have the first Mint of Poland high-relief coin themed around the ancient world to enjoy. This first issue is actually the second in the Gods of Anger series and follows the launch of Anubis in 2019. Sticking with the Egyptian theme, we have the falcon headed god, [...]

December, 2019

The mysterious stone heads of Easter Island are the star of the Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin

By |2019-12-11T14:47:39+00:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The mysterious stone figures of Easter Island are the star of the Mint of Poland's latest silver coin One of those super mysterious artifacts that captures the world's imagination, the giant stone busts on Easter Island are a fascinating look into a culture whose very existence is amazing enough. This small Pacific island is well over two thousand miles away from the nearest mainland, and even today, [...]

After the Samurai comes the Mayan Holcan Warrior in the Mint of Poland’s military history coin series

By |2019-12-02T22:50:33+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

After the Samurai comes the Mayan Holcan Warrior in the Mint of Poland's military history coin series Most of the Mint of Poland's much admired 2oz silver coins themed around the ancient world are distributed by a small core of dealers around the world, but they do issue a few of them by themselves. One such example was the Samurai design that hit the shelves earlier this year, and [...]

November, 2019

Andrzej Sapkowski’s hugely popular The Witcher books enter the world of coins with a striking duo

By |2019-11-06T13:14:06+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Andrzej Sapkowski's hugely popular The Witcher books enter the world of coins with a striking duo Greek gods, Roman gods, Chinese warlords, weird ancient myths and legends, even the occasional real historical figure, have all been subjects of the Mint of Poland in its quite outstanding range of 2oz silver coins. To date, however, they've shown little inclination to applying their now signature format to modern interpretations of the [...]

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