Culture

July, 2019

Numiscollect’s beautiful Aztec Calendar Stone coin has a very limited trip to the gilders

By |2019-07-15T13:06:40+01:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect's beautiful Aztec Calendar Stone coin has a very limited trip to the gilders The first of their Archaeology and Symbolism series, the 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone 3oz silver coin from Numiscollect was a piece that impressed us last year with its level of detail. Aided by Smartminting, it reached out to a 65 mm diameter. A tiny item compared to the 3.58 metre diameter, 22 [...]

Germania is back and alongside Britannia for the first Allegories silver bullion release

By |2019-07-11T01:13:19+01:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Bullion Round, Silver, Germania Mint|

Germania is back and alongside Britannia for the first Allegories silver bullion release New to numismatics last year, the Germania Mint tapped into the long association between coins and national personifications with a new design rooted in the Teutonic world. The female figure has long been the go-to for national identity, right the way back to Athena for the biggest city-state in Greece, and countries today are [...]

We have some new images of Mint21’s first Apocalypse coin

By |2019-07-06T08:51:17+01:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

We have some new images of Mint21's first Apocalypse coin As you know, we like to revisit coins sometimes when the original article we write is populated with renders or lower resolution images, and we were fortunate enough to get some very nice images of Mint 21's Apocalypse coin along with those for the superb new Spartan Hoplite issue. We're not going to go over the [...]

Perth Mint does Egypt in its own unique style with a gold filled ‘micro snowglobe’ coin

By |2019-07-03T10:47:28+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint does Egypt in its own unique style with a gold filled 'micro snowglobe' coin While the Perth Mint spends much of its time issuing upmarket variants of its iconic bullion range (gilded, coloured, proof, etc.), and simple coloured proof coins, it does like to push the envelope now and then. You could argue that the current darling of the coin world - the 2oz high [...]

June, 2019

Exclusive first look at the Norse Dragon coin, the second in Numiartis’ stunning high relief series

By |2019-06-17T16:53:48+01:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Exclusive first look at the Norse Dragon coin, the second in Numiartis' stunning high relief series A little unusual amongst the many series featuring ancient mythological subjects, Numiartis launched a quite beautiful Chinese dragon coin late last year. Now, we know dragons are hardly a rare subject in the numismatic world, but taking the new standards of design and strike that are exemplifying this genre of late [...]

May, 2019

Pobjoys Pegasus silver bullion coin gets a limited edition D-Day proof privy mark edition

By |2019-05-31T18:04:50+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, History, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoys Pegasus silver bullion coin gets a limited edition D-Day proof privy mark edition In a neat twist, Pobjoy are issuing a limited number of Pegasus bullion coins with a paratrooper privy mark and a proof finish, and they will be struck on the 75th anniversary of D-Day - 6th June. Operation Deadstick was an airborne assault designed to capture two bridges in Normandy. The operation [...]

Lennon classic ‘Give Peace A Chance’ remembered 50 years later on Canadian silver coin

By |2019-05-25T13:53:26+01:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, People, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Lennon classic 'Give Peace A Chance' remembered 50 years later on Canadian silver coin Considered a classic anti-war anthem and the first single released by John Lennon as a solo issue (he was still in the Beatles at the time), 'Give Peace a Chance' was only a minor hit back in 1969. Peaking at number 14 in the US and number 2 in his homeland, the UK,  [...]

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea’s legendary past

By |2019-05-15T20:36:38+01:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea's legendary past We don't see much in the way of precious metal commemorative coins from Korea, so the appearance in 2016 of a new silver bullion medal called the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series created quite a bit of interest. Depicting a God of War from the regions ancient mythology, this pretty coin from the Korean Mint [...]

The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury

By |2019-05-03T14:34:56+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury It goes without saying that regular readers have noticed the popularity of astronomy coins and also of issues tied to the myths and legends of old. There's actually a lot of overlap between the two, not only with the binding of the planets into the beliefs of the old cultures, but in their [...]

April, 2019

CIT@TICC: Minigold range grows with new issues for the wider collector market

By |2019-05-17T21:10:24+01:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Nature, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT@TICC: Minigold range grows with new issues for the wider collector market The just passed Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC), saw CIT Coin Invest issue another in their comprehensive range of half-gram minigold coins and this is one of several that has been added since the turn of the year. There are two main types. Traditional coins are round and tend to be inspired by bigger [...]

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