Art & Literature

June, 2019

Renaissance master Tintoretto adorns Italy’s gold entrant in the 2019 Europa Star Programme

By |2019-06-12T19:37:42+01:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Renaissance master Tintoretto adorns Italy's gold entrant in the 2019 Europa Star Programme Tintoretto, born in 1518 as Jacopo Comin, was an Italian painter noted for the speed he painted, and the sheer boldness of his brushwork. Nicknamed Il Furioso for the energy he imparted into his work, he was a painter of the Venetian school and one that divided contemporary opinions. His work was characterised by [...]

The tragic-heroic tale of Prometheus forms the basis of the Mint of Poland’s latest Ancient Myth coin

By |2019-06-04T16:18:04+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The tragic-heroic tale of Prometheus forms the basis of the Mint of Poland's latest Ancient Myth coin Continuing with their impressive track record of premium coins showcasing themes from the ancient world, the Mint of Poland has now launched the third in its 'Ancient Myths' series. Of course, it's another beautiful issue, and again, we're going to look like we're on the payroll as we give our [...]

A new series from the Mint of Poland, and additions to two others expand their ancient world selection

By |2019-06-02T20:12:13+01:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Military, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A new series from the Mint of Poland, and additions to two others expand their ancient world selection The darling of the coin world at the moment, the Mint of Poland's' various series of antiqued 2oz ancient themed issues are setting new standards for consistent high quality. While struck by the mint, they are often issued and/or distributed by third parties, but they do release some of them [...]

May, 2019

Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ receives the Micro-mosaic treatment on Powercoins latest

By |2019-05-21T21:23:42+01:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Vermeer's 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' receives the Micro-mosaic treatment on Powercoins latest One of the more innovative and attractive classic art coin series, Micromosaic Passion from Powercoin and CIT is pretty simple at heart. If we were to say it's a coloured silver coin you'd not think this was anything out of the ordinary, but the strike and the application of that colour, is quite unique. [...]

Sinbad the Sailor joins Ali Baba in Niue’s new effigy-less Legendary Tales silver coin series

By |2019-05-20T12:24:02+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Sinbad the Sailor joins Ali Baba in Niue's new effigy-less Legendary Tales silver coin series The second Legendary Tales coin from the New Zealand Mint has landed and like the first issue, it recounts a famous tale from Arabian Nights, in this case. The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. One of the most popular tales in the whole Middle-Eastern saga, Sinbad has been the subject of countless [...]

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea’s legendary past

By |2019-05-15T20:36:38+01:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea's legendary past We don't see much in the way of precious metal commemorative coins from Korea, so the appearance in 2016 of a new silver bullion medal called the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series created quite a bit of interest. Depicting a God of War from the regions ancient mythology, this pretty coin from the Korean Mint [...]

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players

By |2019-05-08T13:56:54+01:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players The selection of subjects appearing on the relatively new silver foil format continues to increase with the arrival of cult card game Magic the Gathering. The New Zealand Mint has previously issued two 1oz silver coins, with a considerable gap between them, but neither seem to have set the market on fire [...]

[UPDATED] New renders of the second Twelve Labours of Hercules hint at an epic release

By |2019-05-07T20:02:24+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

[UPDATED] New renders of the second Twelve Labours of Hercules hint at an epic release Update: We've now received ArtCAM renders and as suspected, they point to an epic coin release. In the past, we've always been impressed with how these renders have transferred into a real world coin and these new images point to something quite special. The Twelve Labours of Hercules are a terrific idea [...]

Mint21 rides into view with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in silver

By |2019-05-06T10:35:13+01:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 rides into view with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in silver The second debut coin from new producer Mint21. the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a different take on this powerful tale of doom from the Mint of Poland series currently underway. While that series has an artistic style rooted in the modern take, this new Mint21 coin employs a very cool, almost Medieval [...]

April, 2019

CIT@TICC: Winter comes to the coin filled Original Vienna Snow Globe for 2019

By |2019-04-26T22:17:51+01:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT@TICC: Winter comes to the coin filled Original Vienna Snow Globe for 2019 With the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC) on this weekend, CIT have announced a few new additions to their innovative 2019 range, some of which we'll look at over the weekend. First up is the third in their Globe range, one named not for the subject, but for the extraordinary packaging. Invented [...]

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