February, 2020

PMCollectors ups the ante on its copper-cored silver coins with a stunning new giant offering

By |2020-02-28T15:14:26+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Niue Island, Precious Metal Collectors|

PMCollectors ups the ante on its copper-cored silver coins with a stunning new giant offering I'd love to give you some understanding of the complex interplay between all the different deities in the Buddhist faith, but the different names and interpretations have defeated me. This is a deeply interwoven religion with a pantheon of deities quite different to those worshipped and respected elsewhere, but the many-handed figure is one [...]

Scottsdale mines the rich medieval heraldry of Italy for its latest bullion coin selection

By |2020-02-27T17:43:52+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Samoa|

Scottsdale mines the rich medieval heraldry of Italy for its latest bullion coin selection Of all the major bullion coin producers, Scottsdale Mint stands apart for the sheer breadth of subjects it chooses for them, and the nations it issues them for. The Eastern Caribbean 8 is an excellent example, but they've released a plethora of designs for countries in Oceania, Africa and the Caribbean. Their latest esoteric issue [...]

Precious Metal Collectors returns to its innovative copper-cored silver coin format with the Azure Dragon

By |2020-02-24T23:22:01+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, Precious Metal Collectors|

Precious Metal Collectors returns to its innovative copper-cored silver coin format with the Azure Dragon It was only last November when Precious Metal Collectors, a Singapore-based dealer and producer, introduced an interesting new format into the modern coin market. The coin in question was the first of the 'Nine Worthies' and depicted Hector, the Greek god, and one of the three pagans that make up the group of nine. [...]

The White Horse of Hanover continues the Royal Mint’s popular trip through The Queen’s Beasts

By |2020-02-24T15:19:25+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The White Horse of Hanover continues the Royal Mint's popular trip through The Queen's Beasts There are few coin collectors that don't look forward to the next release in the Royal Mint's superb 'The Queen's Beasts' coin range, whether it be the bullion variants, or the beautiful proof coins we're looking at here. Now on its eighth proof release, although the bullion version will be the ninth, we're very [...]

Mint21 Week: Ancient Egyptian god of the sun and the air exudes power on new high relief coin

By |2020-02-22T12:39:43+00:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint21 Week: Ancient Egyptian god of the sun and the air exudes power on new high relief coin The penultimate coin in Mint 21's World Money Fair line-up, Amun-Ra has chosen a perennial favourite of the modern coin world for its subject - Ancient Egypt. We all know that gods are hardly a rare subject on coins these days, but there's always room for a new take on an [...]

Mint21 Week: The embodiment of good vs evil is the tale behind the second Apocalypse coin

By |2020-02-22T11:39:46+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 Week: The embodiment of good vs evil is the tale behind the second Apocalypse coin One of Mint 21's debut pair of coins, the Four Horsemen was the first of their 'Apocalypse' coins and introduced their visual style to the coin world. A different approach to the increasingly ubiquitous Mint of Poland style, it was a refreshing design with an almost medieval slant. One of the six [...]

Numiartis brings the Mint of Poland’s mythology coin style to Valentines Day, with ‘I Love You’

By |2020-02-14T23:13:13+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Numiartis brings the Mint of Poland's mythology coin style to Valentines Day, with 'I Love You' If you've visited us here before, you've likely bumped into at least one of the Mint of Poland's superb 2oz ultra high relief mythology coins. Bringing some first class coin design to reality with state of the art minting technology, this mint has proven itself highly capable in that field, with [...]

Czech Lion bullion coin returns with a new design and a full selection of sizes in gold and silver

By |2020-02-13T10:05:11+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gold, Nature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Lion bullion coin returns with a new design and a full selection of sizes in gold and silver A relatively recent addition to the bullion coin world, having its first debut in 2017, the Czech Lion, issued for Niue but struck by the Czech Mint, has quickly established itself as one of the more attractive offerings on the market. Unlike the Perth Mints iconic bullion coin [...]

2020 proof Britannia range launches with a huge range of sizes and sets from the Royal Mint

By |2020-02-10T13:06:30+00:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

2020 proof Britannia range launches with a huge range of sizes and sets from the Royal Mint Another early in the year release for the Royal mint's iconic Britannia series of proof coins and it's as expansive as ever. Ice sculptor James Tottle is having his first crack at designing this series and has done a very nice job of it. A little busy in the background, perhaps, [...]

Canada starts a new 2oz bullion coin series looking at its old monster legends, with The Kraken

By |2020-02-06T22:26:26+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada starts a new 2oz bullion coin series looking at its old monster legends, with The Kraken Purveyor of multitudes of bullion coins with a wide mix of designs, this latest release from the Royal Canadian Mint is something a little different from their normal nature-themed designs. Heading firmly into supernatural territory is the first in a new 'Creatures of the North' series of two-ounce silver bullion coins, [...]

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