September, 2019

Biblical Stories series from Scottsdale Mint continues on with Cast the First Stone

By |2019-09-18T14:27:18+01:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Biblical Stories series from Scottsdale Mint continues on with Cast the First Stone Now on its 28th release, Scottsdale Mint's epic Biblical Series of 2oz rimless, high-relief, antiqued silver coins has become a perennial fixture on the yearly numismatic calendar. The program is to issue six-coins annually over a period of ten years - so 60 coins in total.Drawing direct inspiration from the famed 19th century woodcut artist, Gustave Dore, [...]

Italy marks the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Cesare Maccari on latest 5€ silver coin

By |2019-09-17T13:53:45+01:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy marks the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Cesare Maccari on latest 5€ silver coin Cesare Maccari was born on 9 May 1840 was an Italian painter and sculptor who found fame for his works of historical art. It is his work on a series of frescoes in the Salone d'Onore, in Rome's Palazzo Madama, (home to the Italian Senate), painted between 1882-1888, for which he has become [...]

August, 2019

Aladdin joins Sinbad and Ali Baba in the NZ Mint’s Legendary tales silver coin series

By |2019-08-22T13:32:56+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Aladdin joins Sinbad and Ali Baba in the NZ Mint's Legendary tales silver coin series Legendary Tales is a series of 1oz silver coins featuring some of the iconic stories told in that classic collection, Arabian Nights. We've already seen Sinbad, and Ali Baba brought to life, and now it's the turn of Aladdin - quite conveniently given the new blockbuster Will Smith movie version [...]

Germania issues Berserk, the mighty warrior that strikes fear in his enemies, as a 2oz silver design

By |2019-08-15T20:08:26+01:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Germania Mint|

Germania issues Berserk, the mighty warrior that strikes fear in his enemies, as a 2oz silver design New kids on the block, Germania Mint, have already gotten off to a flying start with their pretty Germania and Allegories silver bullion rounds. Tapping into the desire for national personification, the mint chose to bring to the fore the legends and iconography of a region that had fought the [...]

ANA 2019: Numiscollect launches another imaginative mix of superb silver coins

By |2019-08-14T18:38:09+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: Numiscollect launches another imaginative mix of superb silver coins Up there with the best of the world;s coin producers, Dutch company Numiscollect have tapped into the CIT/BH Mayer pairing, thus leveraging the expertise on offer to bring to reality some of the best coins released today. Numiscollect have a great reputation for inventive designs and a wide choice of themes and their ANA 2019 selection [...]

ANA 2019: CIT launches an eclectic mix of top quality collectable coins

By |2019-08-14T22:19:53+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: CIT launches an eclectic mix of top quality collectable coins Liechtenstein coin producer CIT have long been the darlings of the coin world, with their ability to design, and then fully realise, some ambitious and stunning numismatics. Since the debut of the Tiffany series back in 2004, they, along with the mint BH Mayer, have repeatedly pushed the envelope on what is possible, and their [...]

Paddington Bear is back for the second year with a pair of new Royal Mint releases

By |2019-08-13T02:08:52+01:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Paddington Bear is back for the second year with a pair of new Royal Mint releases After a long run of Beatrix Potter coins, the Royal Mint added another iconic British children's character to its repertoire last year with a pair of coins celebrating the 60th birthday of Paddington Bear. Sticking with the heptagonal fifty pence coin, this seems to be the mints format of choice for [...]

MDM bring the Bhutanese legend of the Four Harmonious Friends to life on a new coin duo

By |2019-08-05T19:41:37+01:00August 4th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Gold, Bhutan, Silver, MDM|

MDM bring the Bhutanese legend of the Four Harmonious Friends to life on a new coin duo Enigmatic and mysterious, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of those countries known to few and known about by even fewer. A strict tourist policy and a land-locked geography haven't helped, but this naturally beautiful nation has opened up in recent years. Situated in the Eastern Himalayas, it's bordered by [...]

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 [...]

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