Mint XXI jumps back to Dante’s ‘Purgatorio’ to finish up their outstanding ‘Divine Comedy’ trilogy of silver coins

By |2021-11-24T13:58:26+00:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cameroon, MintXXI|

Mint XXI jumps back to Dante's 'Purgatorio' to finish up their outstanding 'Divine Comedy' trilogy of silver coins Undoubtedly one of the highlights of last year, Mint XXI's stunning Divine Comedy: Inferno, was a gorgeous interpretation of the classic Medieval Italian literary work by Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy is a three part work, so it [...]

The multi-billion dollar Spanish Galleon, ‘San Jose’ is the fourth of Mint XXI’s ‘Grand Shipwrecks’ silver coins

By |2021-11-13T01:17:05+00:00November 13th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

The multi-billion dollar Spanish Galleon, 'San Jose' is the fourth of Mint XXI's 'Grand Shipwrecks' silver coins We've been finishing the week off with our favourite subjects, dinosaurs yesterday, and naval history today. Mint XXI's 'Grand Shipwrecks in a History' showcases some of the most famous rediscovered shipwrecks and has done a great job to date picking [...]

Baby Zodiac – Taurus, Aries, Pisces (2021 Mint XXI)

By |2021-10-25T12:39:10+01:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI|

Despite its quite obviously pseudo-scientific nature, astrology continues to have quite a hold on the popular conciousness. The idea that celestial objects affect a persons personality, behaviour and outlook, neatly divided into small groups of birthdates, are patently ridiculous, yet the concept has seen a massive resurgence in popularity over the last half century or [...]

Mint XXI stuns with a numismatic rendering of the biblical legend of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood

By |2022-01-12T09:29:04+00:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, MintXXI, Tokelau|

Mint XXI stuns with a numismatic rendering of the biblical legend of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood Now this one was a surprise and a very pleasant one at that. Even a heathen like me can appreciate the rich legends that make up religious texts, and one of the biggies is the story of [...]

Planets & Gods: Jupiter & Venus (2021 Mint XXI)

By |2021-08-09T12:07:50+01:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cameroon, MintXXI|

Combining the popular astronomy and mythology genres, Mint XXI's excellent 'Planets & Gods' series sees two new issues, bringing the range up to seven in total. This three-ounce antiqued silver coin series puts a high-relief depiction of the ancient god that gave its name to a planet, overlaid onto a coloured image of the planet itself.A cool concept [...]

Grand Shipwrecks in a History series returns with one of the biggest nautical cock-ups of all time – Vasa

By |2021-07-26T09:58:55+01:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

'Grand Shipwrecks in a History' series returns with one of the biggest nautical cock-ups of all time - Vasa Naval history is always a solid subject for a coin, going hand in hand with numismatics long association with the rulers of empires and nations, and the large fleets many had under their control. It also [...]

Batman Returns! Mint XXI debuts a high-end silver coin featuring the classic comic book superhero

By |2021-07-14T12:46:45+01:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Movies & TV, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, MintXXI|

Batman Returns! Mint XXI debuts a high-end silver coin featuring the classic comic book superhero Few characters in popular culture need as little introduction as the ultra-iconic DC Comics superhero, Batman. The Dark Knight has been the subject of thousands of comics, novels, TV series and movies, to the degree that he’s been impossible to miss. [...]

German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Durer, is 550 years old and two fine producers issue impressive coins to celebrate

By |2021-06-30T23:33:58+01:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, People, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Durer, is 550 years old and two fine producers issue impressive coins to celebrate One of the most famous artists to come out of the Northern Renaissance, Albrecht Durer has a varied body of work covering a wide range of subjects, including portraits, religious works, and landscapes, but he is perhaps most [...]

Mint XXI showcases the natural world with impressive Honey Bee, Lioness and Mountain Gorilla silver coins

By |2021-05-11T12:14:46+01:00May 9th, 2021|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, MintXXI, Niue Island|

Mint XXI showcases the natural world with impressive Honey Bee, Lioness and Mountain Gorilla silver coins One of our favourite producers around at the moment, Mint XXI has issued some quite stunning coins over the last couple of years, so it's always a pleasure to get a new batch to look at. To start off, we're looking [...]

YouTube Highlights – Perth Mint silver production, Mint XXI beauty and more

By |2021-04-01T16:29:05+01:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: News Nuggets, MintXXI, Perth Mint|

Another little round-up of coin videos starting with a short, but interesting backstage look at the Perth Mint silver production which is certainly enough to give you stacker envy!Also up for view arecoin release videos from Mint XXI, CIT and MDM. There were a few more Royal Mint Mr Men & Little Miss videos, but to be honest, I couldn't [...]

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