One of nature’s finest aerial hunters, the dragonfly, is cast in silver as a new coin for the Republic of Cameroon

By |2024-06-19T17:35:05+01:00June 19th, 2024|Categories: Nature, Silver, Cameroon, World Coin Appreciation|

One of nature's finest aerial hunters, the dragonfly, is cast in silver as a new coin for the Republic of Cameroon It's hard not to look on in wonder at the aerobatics of the dragonfly. Able to propel itself in six directions almost instantly (including backwards), they can pull 9g in a turn, hit over 50 [...]

Revolver Five-Ounce Edition silver coin (2024 World Coin Appreciation)

By |2024-06-03T10:05:26+01:00June 3rd, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Military, Silver, Cameroon, World Coin Appreciation|

It was only a couple of days ago that we did a round-up of an unusual batch of new issues by World Coin Appreciation, and as is typical, they release a new version of one of them right after...One of our favourites of the batch was a dimensional revolver coin, issued for Cameroon, and tipping the scales at [...]

World Coin Appreciation, the Chinese producer of a diverse range of numismatics, continues with another batch of eclectic releases

By |2024-05-29T12:38:21+01:00May 29th, 2024|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

World Coin Appreciation, the Chinese producer of a diverse range of numismatics, continues with another batch of eclectic releases World Coin Appreciation is one of those producers that likes to experiment. We've had coins shaped like cassette tapes, three millennia old Chinese masks, painted skateboards, and iconic German pistols, along with some more traditional pieces. They've [...]

Cassette Tape 60th Anniversary coloured silver coin (2023 World Coin Appreciation)

By |2023-12-12T11:36:31+00:00December 12th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Science, Silver, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

Last October, World Coin Appreciation (WCA) released a neat coin shaped like a miniature cassette tape, to honour the memory of Lou Ottens, a Dutch inventor working for the tech giant Philips, who created the cassette system in 1963, and who died in 2021. Now, they're back with the concept, this time marking 60 years since the [...]

The 2,600 year old Lydian Stater, possibly the world’s first government issued coin, is reproduced for WCA’s latest issue

By |2023-10-09T12:35:24+01:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: History, Gilded, Politics & Finance, Silver, Chad, World Coin Appreciation|

The 2,600 year old Lydian Stater, possibly the world's first government issued coin, is reproduced for WCA's latest issue Introduced into the Lydian Empire by King Alyattes in the latter part of the 7th century BCE, the Lydian Stater is considered by most numismatic historians to be the first example of a state-issued coin in history, [...]

World Coin Appreciation debuts a trio of skateboard coins sporting beautiful 900 year old Chinese art

By |2023-09-12T13:33:01+01:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Inserts, Sport, Silver, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

World Coin Appreciation debuts a trio of skateboard coins sporting beautiful 900 year old Chinese art Wang Ximeng was a Chinese painter from the Northern Song Dynasty, born in 1096 in Kaifeng, China, and dying just 23 years later, leaving behind a sparse body of work. However, that work left an enduring legacy in the [...]

An icon of the firearms world, the Mauser C96, comes to numismatics with a shaped, gilded silver coin

By |2023-07-07T13:59:42+01:00July 7th, 2023|Categories: Military, Gilded, Science, Silver, Chad, World Coin Appreciation|

An icon of the firearms world, the Mauser C96, comes to numismatics with a shaped, gilded silver coin The Mauser C96, also known as the "Broomhandle Mauser," is a highly distinctive semi-automatic pistol that gained iconic status in the early 20th century. Designed by Paul Mauser and introduced in 1896, it featured a unique broomhandle-shaped grip, [...]

1515 Rhinoceros by Albrecht Durer gilded silver coin (2023 World Coin Appreciation)

By |2023-06-07T14:01:46+01:00June 7th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Palau, World Coin Appreciation|

Albrecht Dürer's now iconic 'Rhinoceros'  has appeared on coins a few times over the last decade, most notably with Art Mint's excellent antiqued issue from late 2021. One of the most famous artists to come out of the Northern Renaissance, Dürer was especially noted for his woodcuts, which often make the transition to coins really well. Scottsdale Mint's [...]

Tiger-shaped Jie silver coin set (2023 World Coin Appreciation)

By |2023-04-14T20:41:49+01:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, History, Silver, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

We can always rely on World Coin Appreciation, a rare Chinese producer, to offer up something a little different from the norm, and often with an Asian leaning. We were super impressed with their Sanxingdui artifact coin , which shone a light on a little known, but incredible fascinating culture in Ancient China.  This one is of a [...]

Lou Ottens, the Dutch inventor of the tape cassette tape is celebrated on an unusual silver coin. Just don’t try to play it…

By |2022-10-12T14:02:44+01:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: People, Science, Silver, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

Lou Ottens, the Dutch inventor of the tape cassette tape is celebrated on an unusual silver coin. Just don't try to play it... Who doesn't remember their first Walkman cassette player? Well, anybody under the age of 25 for a start! In a time when you can fit 20,000 songs on a card tinier than your [...]

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