None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM’s new shaped silver coin

By |2020-11-23T22:02:37+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM's new shaped silver coin Who doesn't love the Spartans? Nobody should really. A quite distorted society, a rabid superiority complex and a negative influence on peace in the Greek region, Sparta nevertheless deserves respect for its single-minded pursuit of excellence in the field [...]

LEDA AND THE SWAN (2020 Bank of Cyprus)

By |2020-11-12T22:47:50+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, History, Bank of Cyprus, Silver, Cyprus|

It was Powercoins superb 'Eternal Sculptures' series that first introduced us to the story of Leda and the Swan. In that case, the coins inspiration was a Roman period marble statue of beautiful elegance, but the tale was widely known in antiquity. A popular art form in antiquity was mosaic and there a countless examples of breathtaking beauty, [...]

Scottsdale Mint’s unique ‘hewn-edged’ bullion coin series returns with the third in the Terracotta Army 5oz series

By |2020-11-11T12:27:31+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint's unique 'hewn-edged' bullion coin series returns with the third in the Terracotta Army 5oz series Finally, after us thinking we weren't going to get our annual fix of Scottsdale's 'hewn-edged' bullion coins, the third in their 'Terracotta Army' series lands on planet numismatic. These quite unique looking coins alternate between the ancient Chinese and the [...]

The Queen is 95 years old and the Royal Mint issues a privy mark Sovereign for 2021 with 95 reeds on the edge

By |2020-11-10T14:27:17+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Queen is 95 years old and the Royal Mint issues a privy mark Sovereign for 2021 with 95 reeds on the edge A special year for the Royal Mint's ultra-iconic Sovereign, as the 2021 coin will be customised to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 95th birthday. In most respects the design is unchanged. Benedetto Pistrucci's terrific 'St [...]

Zheng He kicks off a new ‘Famous Explorers’ silver coin series complete with inset hand painted porcelain

By |2020-11-06T14:28:38+00:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Zheng He kicks off a new 'Famous Explorers' silver coin series complete with inset hand painted porcelain We're seeing an uptick in the Mint of Poland's impressive ancient world themed coins after months and months of Covid-induced interference, encompassing the old myths and legends of antiquity. Sometimes, amongst all the god s and fantastical beasts, we [...]

Mint XXI returns to its ‘Warriors of Ancient China’ series for a second historical legend, Zhang Fei

By |2020-10-28T17:53:15+00:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint XXI returns to its 'Warriors of Ancient China' series for a second historical legend, Zhang Fei What do you get when one of the best coin producers working today dives into one of the more popular subjects? When the producer is Mint XXI and the subject is ancient myths and legends, you get a coin as [...]

Royal Mints 2020 Remembrance Day issue marks a centenary since the internment of the Unknown Soldier

By |2020-10-28T00:54:04+00:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints 2020 Remembrance Day issue marks a centenary since the internment of the Unknown Warrior It's that most poignant of times again. Remembrance Day marks the incredible sacrifice of those that fell fighting in the Great War, and has become a regular of the numismatic calendar, especially over the last few years, because it's [...]

AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS: VERGULDE DRAECK ANTIQUED (2020 Royal Australian Mint)

By |2020-10-26T16:34:10+00:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, History, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The second of the Royal Australian Mint's triangular bullion coin series, Australian Shipwrecks, is now available with an antique finish. Following the Batavia , this one is the Vergulde Draeck, which debuted in gold and silver bullion form back in the more blissful month of January. That one had mintages of 20,000 silver and 250 gold coin, [...]

A striking portrayal of Victory is the first of the six ‘Queen’s Virtues’ in EIC’s new proof coin series

By |2020-10-21T23:23:57+01:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

A striking portrayal of Victory is the first of the six 'Queen's Virtues' in EIC's new proof coin series It's probably fair to say that Britain's monarchy has been woven into the worlds history, certainly in the last millennia, in a way that few other institutions have. Exerting huge influence, especially over the last three [...]

LPM’s classic look at the Chinese Dragon Dollar series starts afresh with a limited one-kilogram silver variant

By |2020-10-25T19:28:59+00:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Medallion, Silver, LPM HK|

LPM's classic look at the Asian Dragon Dollar series starts afresh with a limited one-kilogram silver variant LPM's delve into Asia's numismatc past with its 'Dragon Dollar' series of eight rounds, began last year and is about to come to a close. However, fans of the series will be pleased to see a new variant [...]

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