Art & Literature

July, 2019

Hulk Smash! Perth Mint’s Marvel Comics silver bullion series is seven issues old

By |2019-07-09T10:40:23+01:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Hulk Smash! Perth Mint's Marvel Comics silver bullion series is seven issues old While the Perth Mint seems to prefer its nature-themed bullion coins above all others, it's good to see variety and it's hard to be any more different from nature than Marvel Comics. Over the decades there's been quite literally hundreds and hundreds of different characters in a huge selection of comic books, [...]

Masterpieces from the history of fine art are reproduced in the Treasures of the World coin series

By |2019-07-08T14:12:45+01:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Masterpieces from the history of fine art are reproduced in the Treasures of the World coin series A pretty common choice of subject for modern coins, fine art will always have a place, timeless as it is. In recent years we've seen some very nice series of coins, with Gustav Klimt seemingly a favourite, although the Mona Lisa has adorned many a gold or silver coin as [...]

We have some new images of Mint21’s first Apocalypse coin

By |2019-07-06T08:51:17+01:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

We have some new images of Mint21's first Apocalypse coin As you know, we like to revisit coins sometimes when the original article we write is populated with renders or lower resolution images, and we were fortunate enough to get some very nice images of Mint 21's Apocalypse coin along with those for the superb new Spartan Hoplite issue. We're not going to go over the [...]

Fresh releases bring the meteorite coin genre back to the fore, including one made of it!

By |2019-07-02T16:03:12+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Mint21, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Fresh releases bring the meteorite coin genre back to the fore, including one made of it! The meteorite coin genre has seen a few new releases lately, so it's time for a round-up of the best four of them to hit the market this quarter. Coins like this are favourites of ours, combining a good realisation of the actual natural phenomena, with pieces of real meteorite embedded [...]

Biblical series hits the half way mark of its six-coin 2019 schedule with ‘The First Born Slain’

By |2019-06-30T13:26:58+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Biblical series hits the half way mark of its six-coin 2019 schedule with 'The First Born Slain' Three coins in on the six coin 2019 release schedule, and just three more issues shy of the half way mark in their epic ten-year programme, Scottsdale have added the 27th of their Biblical Series of 2oz silver coins to the range. The coins take their design from a series of woodcut illustrations [...]

June, 2019

Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, is the latest deity to adorn a superb Mint of Poland coin

By |2019-06-26T07:06:20+01:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, is the latest deity to adorn a superb Mint of Poland coin Joining one of the most impressive lineups in modern numismatics, the Mint of Poland and Numiartis are releasing the first in a new series of ancient mythology coins called itGoddesses. Showcasing the more influential female characters in the pantheons of old, the series will be instantly recognisable to [...]

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates

By |2019-06-25T15:09:48+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates Despite the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it's probably fair to say that Batman remains the most well known and iconic superhero in popular culture today. Appearing in multiple blockbuster movies, often of outstanding quality, various television series, books and, of course, thousands of comic books, the [...]

The Winged sandals of Hermes are Numiscollect’s third look at the artifacts of ancient mythology

By |2019-06-19T16:06:33+01:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The Winged sandals of Hermes are Numiscollect's third look at the artifacts of ancient mythology Thors Hammer 'Mjolnir' and Aegis, the Shield of Athena are both legends of the ancient mythological world and both have been immortalised in silver as part of Numiscollects superb mythology series of silver coins. The third issue, first scene earlier this year at the Berlin World Money Fair, is now starting to appear for [...]

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 [...]

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