Wolverine is the ninth to join LPM’s pantheon Marvel Comics Series of silver bullion coins

By |2020-11-23T01:16:05+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Wolverine is the ninth to join LPM's pantheon in Marvel Comics Series of silver bullion coins Now a staple of the bullion coin calendar, the Perth Mint's Marvel Comics series of silver bullion coins is now enjoying its ninth issue in four years. Launching in 2017 with Spiderman, the series is gradually working its way through [...]

The second pair of Mint of Gdansk’s ‘The Witcher’ silver coins debut with scenes from ‘Sword of Destiny’

By |2020-11-18T12:11:11+00:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The second pair of Mint of Gdansk's 'The Witcher' silver coins debut with scenes from 'Sword of Destiny' Continuing to make a pleasant change from the many silver coins featuring the ancient world, the Mint of Gdansk's 'The Witcher' series continues its eight-issue jaunt through the hugely popular world created by Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski. Each [...]

STAR WARS: STORMTROOPER CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-11-17T00:34:39+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 now have the Imperial Stormtrooper joing them in Chibi-land. This is a great release that suits the concept well and will no doubt be a rapid seller. A one-ounce coin with a 2,000 mintage and a $95.00 USD pricetag, it comes beautifully presented and in a custom capsule. Read more at out [...]

007’s creator gets a coin of his own. Spy and author Ian Fleming is celebrated on a silver coin from Niue

By |2020-11-16T14:50:32+00:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

007's creator gets a coin of his own. Spy and author Ian Fleming is celebrated on a silver coin from Niue Who doesn't know James Bond 007 licenced to kill? After more than two dozen movies and a multitude of actors, hardly anybody, we reckon. Less well known is that the author of the original novels, one [...]

LEDA AND THE SWAN (2020 Bank of Cyprus)

By |2020-11-12T22:47:50+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, History, Bank of Cyprus, Silver, Cyprus|

It was Powercoins superb 'Eternal Sculptures' series that first introduced us to the story of Leda and the Swan. In that case, the coins inspiration was a Roman period marble statue of beautiful elegance, but the tale was widely known in antiquity. A popular art form in antiquity was mosaic and there a countless examples of breathtaking beauty, [...]

DRAGON (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-11-12T21:26:10+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

One of the Mint of Polands releases that come out of nowhere, Dragon takes a classic subject, much used by the numismatic world, and if we're brutally honest, does little with it. The Western-style depiction of the mythical beast is decent enough, with a fine pose and what seems to be a nice level of detail, but the [...]

THE ARCHANGEL URIEL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-11-05T13:19:32+00:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Reproducing some stained-glass windows created by Mary Hutchinson in 1920 for Britain's Hull Minster, the New Zealand Mints 'Archangels' series has now concluded with the release of the fourth and last coin. We've already had Gabriel, Michael and Raphael, and it falls to Uriel to round it all out.Each of these one-ounce silver coins of 36 x 53 [...]

Beethoven is 250 years old and Art Mint has him stare into your soul from its latest coin

By |2020-10-28T19:18:39+00:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Art Mint, People, Silver, Cameroon|

Beethoven is 250 years old and Art Mint has him stare into your soul from its latest coin We've seen just a few Beethoven coins this year. It is the great composers 250th birthday in 2020 and we expected to see quite a few more, but at least it isn't the sad situation we had in 2014 [...]

STAR WARS: R2-D2 CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-10-10T20:59:29+01:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

On we go with our journey through the New Zealand Mint's land of chibi, with the debut today of the third Star Wars Chibi coin, and the tenth overall in the the three series range. Probably the most popular of the three (the others are DC Comics and Harry Potter), we put that down to the iconic and [...]

A stunning, intricate, high-relief ‘Nine Dragons’ coin brings Art Mint’s visual talent to the Far East

By |2020-10-23T14:36:40+01:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Art Mint, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island|

A stunning, intricate, high-relief 'Nine Dragons' coin brings Art Mint's visual talent to the Far East Far East Asian history and culture has, despite the current unpopularity of the Chinese leadership, become a staple of the modern numismatic world. It's easy to see why. A rich and ancient culture filled with striking imagery and imaginative stories, there's [...]

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