Rule Britannia, Britannia Rule the picosecond laser engraved Waves. Royal Mint goes high-tech for bullion perennial

By |2020-09-28T00:07:01+01:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Rule Britannia, Britannia Rule the picosecond laser engraved Waves. Royal Mint goes high-tech for bullion perennial Like many collectors, we were disappointed a few years ago when the Royal Mint decided to move away from it's programme of irregular changing designs for its Britannia bullion coin. They moved the focus on to their premium proof [...]

China’s epic Five Tiger Generals is the subject of an equally epic new silver coin series from Numiartis

By |2020-09-25T15:51:14+01:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

China's epic Five Tiger Generals is the subject of an equally epic new silver coin series from Numiartis The early signs of post-Covid19 (season 1) activity continue in the coin worldsancient world themed issues with the latest release from Numiartis. Producers, in collaboration with CIT/BH Mayer or the Mint of Poland, of some quite beautiful coins, [...]

The Royal Mint releases its penultimate Queen’s Beasts proof coin range – White Greyhound of Richmond

By |2020-09-21T11:51:36+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint releases its penultimate Queen's Beasts proof coin range - White Greyhound of Richmond We've already covered the last of the Queen's Beasts bullion coins with a new Bullion Coin Profile of the whole ten-coin series, so we won't go over the whole thing again. The main difference as far as this release goes, is [...]

Mint of Poland’s Woman Warrior series moves North from the Greek Amazons to the Norse Valkyrie

By |2020-09-18T21:40:49+01:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland's Woman Warrior series moves North from the Greek Amazons to the Norse Valkyrie After several months of a covid-caused lack of activity, the Mint of Poland is back with the newest entry in their superb 2oz selection of ancient mythology and history themed coins. The new release we're looking at today is [...]

Scottsdale launches a new silver bullion pair around Japanese cultural icon, Momotaro – Peach Boy

By |2020-09-14T11:43:08+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Samoa|

Scottsdale launches a new silver bullion pair around Japanese cultural icon, Momotaro - Peach Boy Scottsdale Mint seems to be picking up a bit of steam to make up for the huge drag on the market caused by the coronavirus pandemic over the last few months. Latest to join their extensive and varied range of [...]

Una and the Lion, a rousing symbol of the Victorian British Empire is given a refresh on St Helena’s new bullion coin

By |2020-09-11T00:01:03+01:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

Una and the Lion, a rousing symbol of the Victorian British Empire is given a refresh on St Helena's new bullion coin Designed by Glyn Davies and issued by the East India Company last year, a modern refresh of that classic 19th century icon of empire, Una and the Lion, hit the market and was a [...]

Australia’s numismatic look at the stars through the eyes of indigenous art continues with Seven Sisters

By |2020-09-08T17:25:56+01:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia's numismatic look at the stars through the eyes of indigenous art continues with Seven Sisters If anyone is going to have a history of night sky art, it will be the Indigenous people of Australia. Considered to be the oldest astronomers in the world, they've spent millennia looking up and seeing patterns and images ripe [...]

AMBER SCARABEUS ANTIQUED (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-09-07T11:50:55+01:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A long running seriesof 17.50 gram silver coins that debuted in 2015, the Mint of Poland's Scarabaeus series reproduces one of the biggest icons in Ancient Egyptian culture - the scarab beetle. This series is a little different from most commemorative ranges in that rather than have a basic design that changes every year, they have a [...]

WIZARDING WORLD HERMIONE GRANGER CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-06T12:11:16+01:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Copper, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

It looks like the New Zealand Mint's Chibi coin range is turning into a hit, with the Batman, Harry Potter and Darth Vader issues selling out almost immediately. Next in line is the second in the Potterverse, Hermione Granger, and it's another instantly recognisable caricature. Shaped and coloured for each release, these Chibi coins have had a [...]

THE ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-03T16:12:04+01:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The third of the New Zealand Mints Archangel coins is now available. After Gabriel and Michael comes Raphael, the archangel famed for his healing in the major Abrahamic religions. As before, the beautiful stained-glass designs from Hull Minster in the UK are the basis for the coins. Created in 1920 by Mary Hutchinson, they're an inspired choice for [...]

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