World Coin Appreciation brings the micropuzzle coin concept to the affordable market with a striking copper/silver hybrid

By |2021-06-19T17:20:06+01:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: World Coin Appreciation, Art & Literature, Coloured, Copper, Silver, Niue Island|

World Coin Appreciation brings the micropuzzle coin concept to the affordable market with a striking copper/silver hybrid It was Powercoin that debuted the micropuzzle style of coin design. Take a famous piece of art and make it look like a part-completed puzzle through the judicious use of fine detail minting. It sounds like something that CIT/BH [...]

Saint Helena and the East India Company join the growing interest in classic British coin designs with The Three Graces

By |2021-06-11T01:03:47+01:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gold, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

Saint Helena and the East India Company join the growing interest in classic British coin designs with The Three Graces The renaissance in older British coin designs continues with the launch of a new 'Masterpieces' range from the East India Company. The series will revisit classics from yesteryear, but on the evidence of this first release, [...]

The beautiful Greek artifact, the Mask of Agamemnon, is showcased on the Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin

By |2021-06-09T11:02:20+01:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The beautiful Greek artifact, the Mask of Agamemnon, is showcased on the Mint of Poland's latest silver coin It's great to see the trend in coins featuring the ancient world to go with the actual over the fantastical for its subjects, and the latest from the Mint of Poland is another of those. There are some [...]

Swiss Mint launches a mind-bending coin celebrating the illusions of artist Sando Del-Prete

By |2021-06-04T13:35:59+01:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint launches a mind-bending coin celebrating the illusions of artist Sandro del-Prete When you think of mind-twisting pieces of art, the first name that springs to mind is the legendary M.C. Escher, but that isn't to say his is the only voice in the genre. One of the loudest is Swiss artist Sandro del Prete, who [...]

Numiartis’ puzzle coin series returns with John Collier’s 19th century painting of the iconic tale of Lady Godiva

By |2021-06-01T13:24:22+01:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Numiartis|

Numiartis' puzzle coin series returns with John Collier's 19th century painting of the iconic tale of Lady Godiva Wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, Lady Godiva became an icon because of the legend that she rode naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry. With her modestry only maintained through the judicious placement of her long [...]

Scottsdale Mint’s unique hewn edged Ancient Egyptian themed bullion coins finally return with The Chariot

By |2021-05-26T15:14:58+01:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint's unique hewn edged Ancient Egyptian themed bullion coins finally return with The Chariot A symbol of power in Ancient Egypt, the chariot can probably trace its origins back as far as 4,500 years ago, although its debut on the battlefield likely started much later, from the 16th century BCE. Much faster, more agile and [...]

Music Legends: The Who adds bullion coins in gold and silver to the range

By |2021-05-25T22:06:08+01:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Music Legends: The Who adds bullion coins in gold and silver to the range The Royal Mint's 'Music Legends' series has just seen its fourth issue, this time with British mod sensation, The Who. We covered the proof range just a couple of days ago and there's lots there on the band and the numismatic selection, [...]

Music Legends continues its numismatic journey through British music with mod icons, The Who

By |2021-05-24T00:07:59+01:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Music Legends continues its numismatic journey through British music with mod icons, The Who The Royal Mint's journey through the numismatic music charts continues with seminal 60's band, The Who. The 'Music Legends' series has already had Queen, Elton John, and David Bowie releases, all of which were decent encapsulations of the artists in question, in [...]

Four Heavenly Kings coin series continues with Chiguotian, the King of the East, and the’Upholder of the Nation’

By |2021-05-21T22:24:14+01:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Four Heavenly Kings coin series continues with Chiguotian, the King of the East, and the'Upholder of the Nation' Last year, Pela-Coins and the Mint of Poland released the first of their 'Four Heavenly Kings' silver coins. Each of the kings guards one of the major compass directions, and the first coin featured Duowentian, the leader of [...]

The 3,000 year old Chinese Sanxingdui culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations

By |2021-05-17T13:37:01+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island|

The 3,000+ year old Chinese Shu culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations Stretching back in time deeper than the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, and the Emperors, is the ancient Shu Kingdom. While much of it is still shrouded in mystery, the 1986 discovery of a major site in [...]

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