The Snowman is back at the Royal Mint for the third successive year with a new design by Robin Shaw

By |2020-12-01T20:31:47+00:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Snowman is back at the Royal Mint for the third successive year with a new design by Robin Shaw Returning for a third annual appearance, Raymond Briggs iconic seasonal tale, 'The Snowman' has become a refreshing holiday coin release in a market overwhelmingly populated by Santa designs. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but a little [...]

Numiscollect’s ‘Gods of the World’ range continues its journey around the world with a trip to Japan

By |2020-11-28T15:51:08+00:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect’s ‘Gods of the World’ range continues its journey around the world with a trip to Japan One of the more interesting series of coins based on the gods and legends of world history, Numiscollects's 'Gods of the World' takes a braod view of the deities from different cultures. The big advantage here is the [...]

New Zealand Mint expands its popular culture range with Lord of the Rings and a silver foil map of Middle Earth

By |2020-11-27T01:14:18+00:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

New Zealand Mint expands its popular culture range with Lord of the Rings and a silver foil map of Middle Earth It's been a much quieter year on the silver foil front than 2019 was, partly from Coroney, of course, but we think the flood of them was bound to ease off anyway. The main reason is [...]

Atlas is the next in Numiartis’ impressive ‘Titans’ series of two-ounce high-relief silver coins

By |2020-11-24T16:35:29+00:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Atlas is the next in Numiartis' impressive 'Titans' series of two-ounce high-relief silver coins Condemned to hold up the celestial heavens forever, Atlas recieved his punishment for taking the side of the defeated Titans in their war with the Greek Gods of Olympus. It was the famous Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator, who published his famous Atlas [...]

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 [...]

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