Korean producer Coins Today debuts ‘To Protect’, a history of military helmets, and ‘World Travel’ a journey around the world by air

By |2022-06-28T18:28:55+01:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Coins Today KR, Chad, Niue Island|

Korean producer Coins Today debuts 'To Protect', a history of military helmets, and 'World Travel' a journey around the world by air A pair of new releases from Coins Today have put in an appearance, and they're quite different from each other. The first of the two is the more impressive, and will chart the history [...]

Cao Cao continues the Carpathian Mint’s numismatic journey through the Chinese epic, ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’

By |2022-06-27T08:35:14+01:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Cao Cao continues the Carpathian Mint's numismatic journey through the Chinese epic, 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' The 14th century Chinese novel, 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' has inspired quite a few coins over the last few years, including some super designs from Pela Coins, the Mint of GdaƄsk, Mint XXI, and Numiartis. It's to the first [...]

Mythical Creatures – The Sphinx (2022 Czech Mint)

By |2022-06-13T22:31:21+01:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, History, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Just a quick heads-up that the tenth in the Czech Mint's nice 'Mythical Creatures' twelve-coin series is now available to buy, and features the Sphinx, most famously known from the millennia old colossal statue that stands guard over the Giza Plateau in Egypt. However, the Greeks also had their own version of the Sphinx, this kind of overlap [...]

The most beautiful bullion issue of 2022? The glorious Shield of Henry II of France is Coins Today’s latest shield stacker

By |2022-06-10T16:09:18+01:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion Round, History, Silver, Coins Today KR|

The most beautiful bullion issue of 2022? The glorious Shield of Henry II of France is Coins Today's latest shield stacker The Medieval period is one where pageantry and the design of arms and armour had great significance, but it was the advent of the Renaissance that saw it taken to the next level. The great [...]

Chibi Captain Jean-Luc Picard & Admiral Ackbar (2022 New Zealand Mint)

By |2022-05-24T00:22:18+01:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Another quick heads-up on a Chibi coin that may sell quickly, the first in the Star Trek: Next Generation subset has just debuted, and features one of the most beloved and iconic characters in the whole franchise - Captain Jean-Luc Picard. With the character enjoying a mini-renaissance on streaming television at the moment, it's likely it'll be one of [...]

Women in History – Marie Curie silver coin (2022 New Zealand Mint)

By |2022-05-19T22:36:43+01:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, People, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

With the New Zealand Mint seemingly having given up on anything that wasn't a pop-culture franchised coin release, we were pleased to see them finally release a new series with a more general them. They've issued from fine ones over the years, including a decent dinosaur series not too long ago, but we're back into human history for their [...]

A peek behind the curtains to see what’s to come, with CIT’s new retro-inspired Daydreamer: Future proof silver coin

By |2022-05-23T19:37:26+01:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Culture, History, Coloured, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Niue Island, Palau|

A peek behind the curtains to see what's to come, with CIT's new retro-inspired Daydreamer: Future proof silver coin Robots, spaceships, flying cars, and buildings towering into the sky, have all been popular elements in science-fiction, dating back to the early 20th century, and in some forms, as far as Victorian times. Fritz Lang's seminal 1927 [...]

Seven Wonders – Temple of Artemis bullion round (2022 APMEX)

By |2022-05-17T00:29:06+01:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Bullion Round, Gold, People, Silver|

The fourth of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World bullion rounds from APMEX has just debuted, and this time around depicts the Temple of Artemis, and one of its most famous figures by association, Alexander the Great. The temple was actually the third built on the site, with the second having been burned to the ground in [...]

The Czech Mint launches its four-coin look at the potent tanks that fought on both sides during the Second World War

By |2022-05-16T03:16:29+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: History, Military, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint launches its four-coin look at the potent tanks that fought on both sides during the Second World War A new series from the prolific Czech Mint features a favourite subject of ours, historical military hardware. Sadly, the 20th century is a veritable goldmine for weapons of destruction, containing an almost endless parade of [...]

Scottsdale Mint’s hewn-edged Terracotta Warrior bullion coin series debuts a belated 2021 release

By |2022-05-17T01:53:30+01:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint's hewn-edged Terracotta Warrior bullion coin series debuts a belated 2021 release Better late than never, as the old saying goes, Scottsdale Mint has debuted the fourth in its superb Terracotta Army range of five-ounce silver bullion coins. An offshoot of an earlier 'Ancient Egyptian' series, also still running, 'Terracotta Army' first appeared in [...]

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