September, 2019

Queen’s Beasts is back with the White Lion of Mortimer returning to the big cats for heraldic inspiration

By |2019-09-16T22:28:41+01:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Queen’s Beasts is back with the White Lion of Mortimer returning to the big cats for heraldic inspiration The Royal Mint's beautiful Jody Clark-penned Queen's Beasts series of ten British heraldic coins continues its march towards conclusion with the seventh proof release to date - the 2020 White Lion of Mortimer. The bullion variant isn't covered here (we're working on one of our Bullion Coin Profiles for them), but [...]

EC8 bullion coin programme adds Montserrat to its 2019 line-up

By |2019-09-10T12:40:31+01:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Montserrat, Scottsdale Mint|

EC8 bullion coin programme adds Montserrat to its 2019 line-up The second of Scottsdale's EC8 bullion coins to be issued today is for the Caribbean Emerald Isle, one famous for its volcano, Montserrat. The mint has gone with the islands strong Irish connection and drawn a pretty representation of the emblem from the national flag, surrounded by a cloud of four-leaf clovers.An intricate patterned border surrounds the main [...]

Mint 21 adds the third century Ancient Chinese warlord Lu Bu to its range of high-relief silver coins

By |2019-09-09T14:02:36+01:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint 21 adds the third century Ancient Chinese warlord Lu Bu to its range of high-relief silver coins While the greatest volume of coins in the antiqued, high-relief ancient world coin genre are produced by the Mint of Poland, followed some way behind in numbers, although certainly not in quality, by Numiscollect, there are still others issuing coins that can hold their own against these established presences. Although relatively [...]

2020 LUNARS: It’s finally here! Perth Mint kicks off Lunar Series III with a vastly improved look

By |2019-09-03T01:39:28+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

2020 LUNARS: It’s finally here! Perth Mint kicks off Lunar Series III with a vastly improved look Always the elephant in the lunar room, the Perth Mint has dominated the market for this popular numismatic genre for a healthy couple of decades. The 12-coin cycle has been undertaken successfully twice now, so it's always a big deal when a new one comes around. Today's the day that Lunar Series [...]

2020 LUNARS: Royal Mint adds to its Shengxiao series with a new style for the Year of the Rat

By |2019-09-02T17:40:41+01:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

2020 LUNARS: Royal Mint adds to its Shengxiao series with a new style for the Year of the Rat Now seven years old, the Royal Mints Shēngxiào Collection has always been a slightly eccentric take on the whole Lunar Calendar style of coin. Initially employing British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho to design the coin range, they were unusual, but polarising, so last year, the mint changed designer to [...]

August, 2019

World’s oldest film school is celebrated by Russia with a silver centenary coin

By |2019-08-31T16:36:27+01:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Movies & TV, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

World's oldest film school is celebrated by Russia with a silver centenary coin Founded back in 1919 by the film director Vladimir Gardin, the Moscow Film School is the oldest running film school in the world. Responsible for countless famous names in Russian and Soviet cinema over the next 100 years and known since 1986 as the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, it became a university in 2008.A [...]

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 [...]

ANA 2019: Numiscollect debuts the ‘Wheel of Life’ on its latest Archaeology & Symbolism coin

By |2019-08-08T22:50:05+01:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: Numiscollect debuts the 'Wheel of Life' on its latest Archaeology & Symbolism coin As much as we love the ancient mythology coins that have been issued over the last few years, it's always great to see something set in a similar world, but with a decidedly different focus. In 2017, Dutch producer Numiscollect issued a beautiful Aztec Calendar 3oz antiqued silver coin. A micro reproduction [...]

Poland marks the centenary of its classic red and white horizontally striped national flag

By |2019-08-04T23:58:29+01:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland marks the centenary of its classic red and white horizontally striped national flag There's no more potent symbol of national identity than a flag. While in numismatics we tend towards the female personifications to fulfil that role, that doesn't mean the history of that symbol isn't a great subject for commemoration in precious metal. The Polish red and white flag is a century old this year, and the [...]

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