Numiscollect concludes its Japanese-inspired, four-coin series, ‘Manga Seasons’ with the coming of Winter and Spring

By |2023-01-26T18:42:45+00:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect concludes its Japanese-inspired, four-coin series, 'Manga Seasons' with the coming of Winter and Spring Numiscollect's attractive Manga Seasons series wraps up with the launch of the second pair of coins, Winter and Spring. Taking the very distinctive artistic style that defines this Japanese art-form, each of the coins features an iconic big-eyed young woman and [...]

Marvel Comix: Amazing Fantasy #15: Comic cover silver coin (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-01-19T23:52:47+00:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand Mint has offered a comprehensive selection of movie poster and comic book cover coins over the last decade, in both traditional, and foil formats, but they're now adding that absolute behemoth of a franchise to their portfolio for the first time - Marvel Comics. Marvel's main competitor, DC Comics, has been a regular at the NZ [...]

Burton Morris Pop 1 oz silver coin (2023 MTB/PAMP)

By |2023-01-19T20:39:36+00:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Niue Island, PAMP|

The Swiss mint, PAMP, through its US subsidiary, Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, has built up a good reputation with some unusual offerings over the last few years. Chief amongst them is an eclectic selection of shaped coins, with everything from animals to guitars, along with an unusual detour into confectionary-shaped silver bullion. Not the typical portfolio, for sure. [...]

Bullion round-up 13: Mint of Gdańsk enters the bullion market. Pobjoy, Germania, and the South African Mint expand choice.

By |2023-01-11T21:36:16+00:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: APMEX, Art & Literature, Bullion roundup, Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Nature, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Congo, Germania Mint, Mint of Gdansk, Pobjoy Mint, Samoa, Somalia|

Bullion round-up 13: Mint of Gdańsk enters the bullion market. Pobjoy, Germania, and the South African Mint expand choice. The thirteenth bullion coin round-up, and our first of 2023, has a fine selection, a mix of old favourites and new arrivals. The big surprise is the Mint of Gdańsk dipping its toes into the bullion waters [...]

PMC tap into the Asian belief in luck and good fortune with the Triple Infinity Dragons coin

By |2023-01-03T13:16:34+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Chad, Precious Metal Collectors|

PMC tap into the Asian belief in luck and good fortune with the Triple Infinity Dragons coin Our coverage of the increasingly prolific Singaporean producer, Precious Metal Collectors (PMC), eclectic range kicks off in 2023 with their latest issue, Triple Infinity Dragons. The coin is not one of their B-Metal range, employing a silver skin over a [...]

The NHS, Flying Scotsman, Windrush Generation, JRR Tolkein, and King Charles III headline the Royal Mint’s 2023 circulating coins

By |2022-12-29T01:44:58+00:00December 29th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Gold, People, Politics & Finance, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The NHS, Flying Scotsman, Windrush Generation, JRR Tolkein, and King Charles III headline the Royal Mint's 2023 circulating coins Time for the Royal Mint to reveal its base circulating coin designs for 2023, so we've popped back from our holiday break to post up the designs for your perusal. There's always been a huge selection of anniversaries [...]

Panathenaic Prize Amphora silver coin (2022 Mint XXI)

By |2022-12-14T22:52:29+00:00December 14th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI|

Decorated in 530 BCE by the Euphiletos Painter, the Panathenaic Amphora is a terracotta amphora painted as a victory prize for that year's Panathenaic Games in Athens. The 622 mm tall vase has on one side a depiction of Athena Promachos, a common image on this type of pottery, and on the other side is a stadion (foot [...]

Biblical Series 45: Descent of the Spirit (2022 Scottsdale Mint)

By |2022-12-14T20:06:43+00:00December 14th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Followers of Scottsdale Mint's epic, decade-long Biblical Series of Gustave Dore inspired coins will be pleased to know it rumbles on. It was June before we saw the first of the six, rapidly followed by the second in July, but we haven't seen a new issue until now. This is the 45th of the 60 coins in the [...]

3-D Pavement Illusions – Kurt Wenner Street Art silver coin (2022 Helvetic Mint)

By |2022-12-13T22:24:36+00:00December 13th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

With art becoming ever more popular in the coin world, from Precious Metal Collector's extensive range, to the Mint of Poland's offerings, we're finally seeing a smattering of subjects a little more off the beaten track. The masters, like Klimt, Van Gogh, and Da Vinci, for example, have always been the golden boys, but the Helvetic Mint's latest offering [...]

Polish science-fiction legend, Stanislaw Lem, embarks on a multi-year, multi-format coin program, starting with his opus, ‘Solaris’

By |2022-12-13T09:24:28+00:00December 12th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Malta, Mint of Poland|

Polish science-fiction legend, Stanislaw Lem, embarks on a multi-year, multi-format coin program, starting with his opus, 'Solaris' On any list of the greatest science-fiction authors of all time, you'll probably find Polish writer, Stanislaw Lem. Many of his works, including Solaris, the most well-known, dealt with a human failure to communicate with alien intelligence, and [...]

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