Pobjoy takes up the Queen’s Beasts challenge with the first in a new bi-metallic style proof coin series

By |2021-02-25T18:56:42+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, British Indian Ocean Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy takes up the Queen's Beasts challenge with the first in a new bi-metallic style proof coin series One of the best proof/bullion coin series in recent years, in our view, the Royal Mints 'Queen's Beasts' ten-issue series will no doubt go down as a modern numismatic classic. To follow so soon after with your own [...]

Smash hit Great Engravers coin series returns with William Wyons stunning Three Graces design

By |2021-02-24T17:13:58+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Smash hit Great Engravers coin series returns with William Wyons stunning Three Graces design: UPDATE A massive hit for the Royal Mint in 2019, 'Great Engravers' is a premium range of coins celebrating the work of the earlier Royal Mint master engravers. The debut coin was a gorgeous bringing to life of William Wyon's 'Una [...]

The Royal Mint’s iconic Una & the Lion coin makes the leap to bullion with the first ‘Great Engravers’ bars

By |2021-02-22T00:20:43+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Bullion Round, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint|

The Royal Mint's iconic Una & the Lion coin makes the leap to bullion with the first 'Great Engravers' bars William Wyon's gorgeous 1839 work 'Una & the Lion' has long been a classic of the numismatic world. Unique at the time for depicting a reigning monarch, in this case Queen Victoria, as a fictional character, [...]

The Dragon series from Numiartis returns with a trip to the New World and the Aztec Empire

By |2021-02-19T01:11:38+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Inserts, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

The Dragon series from Numiartis returns with a trip to the New World and the Aztec Empire Back with the third entrant, the Dragon series from Numiartis and the Mint of Poland returns and heads over the Atlantic to the New World for inspiration. You don't often associate the Aztecs with dragons, but Quetzalcoatl was actually [...]

Sekhmet, daughter of Ra and the warrior goddess of healing is the third Gods of Anger coin

By |2021-02-12T16:39:04+00:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Sekhmet, daughter of Ra and the warrior goddess of healing is the third Gods of Anger coin Always a relatively early issue on the annual calendar, the Mint of Poland and Pela Coins have launched the third of their striking 'Gods of Anger' coins looking at the Ancient Egyptian pantheon of deities. The series debuted in 2019 [...]

Latest issue in the Polish ‘Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists’ released

By |2021-02-10T16:03:09+00:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Just a heads up that the latest issue in the fascinating, if over-named 'The Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists'  from the National Bank of Poland is now out. The half-ounce sterling silver series has been running since 2017 and is struck to a proof finish with just a simple red highlight on the reverse face. The [...]

Numiscollect @ WMF: The epic ‘Titans’ series continues with Cronus, a dab hand with a sickle

By |2021-02-05T19:14:11+00:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect @ WMF: The epic 'Titans' series continues with Cronus, a dab hand with a sickle Sporting a different artistic style to the Mint of Poland mythology coins, Numiscollect have a crisp definition to their issues in this genre that gives collectors access to a competing range of an equally high order. We've long stated that [...]

ROYAL MINT TO SELL ULTRA RARE HENRY VII SOVEREIGN

By |2021-02-04T11:56:40+00:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Seems like the Royal Mint is pushing into historic coins and they've certainly gone in with style. A half-millennia old Sovereign of Henry VII with a opening bid of £950,000 is a sign of intent. An absolutely gorgeous coin, of course, we've often wondered why the mint doesn't tap more into this genre for new releases, like the [...]

Innovative Australian Shipwrecks bullion series wraps up with the tragic tale of the Zeewijk

By |2021-01-27T12:15:03+00:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Innovative Australian Shipwrecks bullion series wraps up with the tragic tale of the Zeewijk We're sad to say that the Royal Australian Mint's very neat 'Australian Shipwrecks' series has wrapped up with its fourth and final release. The first triangular bullion coins we've seen to date, each coin tells the story of one of the many [...]

The Royal Mint’s superb Queen’s Beasts series ends it proof range with the release of the Griffin of Edward III

By |2021-01-25T14:21:10+00:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint’s superb Queen’s Beasts series ends it proof range with the release of the Griffin of Edward III It's been an epic journey, but today, the Royal Mint wraps up its proof range of Queen's Beasts coins. The bullion range has already come to its natural ten-coin conclusion, with, strangely enough, the Griffin of Edward [...]

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