The 3,000 year old Chinese Sanxingdui culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations

By |2021-05-17T13:37:01+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island|

The 3,000+ year old Chinese Shu culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations Stretching back in time deeper than the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, and the Emperors, is the ancient Shu Kingdom. While much of it is still shrouded in mystery, the 1986 discovery of a major site in [...]

A Samurai mask of the Japanese feudal period launches LPM’s ‘Ancient Warriors’ series of dimensional silver coins

By |2021-05-17T00:55:54+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, LPM HK, Samoa|

A Samurai mask of the Japanese feudal period launches LPM's 'Ancient Warriors' series of dimensional silver coins Coin producers continue to be more adventurous when it comes to designs, and none more so than the increasingly popular dimensional format. Coins that are not just shaped for a subject in outline, but also with high-relief, sometimes on [...]

CIT continue their delve into our ancient numismatic past with a stunning reimagining of the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

By |2021-05-11T22:32:47+01:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: History, Politics & Finance, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT continue their delve into our ancient numismatic past with a stunning reimagining of the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm We're all aware of just how important the influence of Athens has been on the development of Western civilisation, but much of the history of this ground-breaking city state is less well known. Even the notion that Athens [...]

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary

By |2021-05-10T21:11:15+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, Cameroon, CIT Coin Invest, East India Company, Djibouti, France, MDM, Mint of Poland, Monnaie de Paris, Niue Island, St Helena|

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary Better late than never, as they say, here's our roundup of coins commemorating the bicentenary this week of the death of pint-sized Gallic terror, Napoleon Bonaparte. An icon in France and one of the most famous figures in history, [...]

Korean bullion coin Zi: Sin Rattus joins Chiwoo Cheonwang in the transition to three dimensional silver statue

By |2021-04-30T15:29:09+01:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Coins Today KR, Culture, History, Miniatures, Silver|

Korean bullion coin Zi: Sin Rattus joins Chiwoo Cheonwang in the transition to three dimensional silver statue Over the last few years, Korean culture has increased its presence in the bullion coin market from almost zero, to one of the more eagerly awaited releases in the calendar. Amongst several ranges now emanating from Korea, the flagship product [...]

Hercules undertakes his fifth labour of cleaning the Augean Stables on the latest in a twelve coin series

By |2021-04-30T10:40:42+01:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hercules undertakes his fifth labour of cleaning the Augean Stables on the latest in a twelve coin series We're pretty sure than when Hercules was given his next task, he didn't think it would involve moving mountains of cow crap. Such is the life of the demi-god, we guess. A stable filled with 3,000 immortal cattle that [...]

Can’t cook a cake, but can build a nation! Royal Mint celebrates 1150 years since Alfred crowned King

By |2021-04-22T17:15:46+01:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: History, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Can't cook a cake, but can build a nation! Royal Mint celebrates 1150 years since Alfred crowned King King Alfred the Great, the only English king to get that suffix (although not until the 16th century), is one of the most well known and well regarded of the English monarchs. Reigning from 871 to 899 in [...]

Czech Mint starts a golden journey through the Seven Wonders with the Great Pyramids of Giza

By |2021-04-19T10:56:02+01:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint starts a golden journey through the Seven Wonders with the Great Pyramids of Giza The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have been cause for conjecture and wonderment for hundreds, in some cases thousands of years. Structures that have long since crumbled to dust are still part of popular discourse today, so its no [...]

VOYAGERS THIRST FOR DISCOVERY: TIME FLIES BLACK PROOF (2021 Numiscollect)

By |2021-04-17T14:19:06+01:00April 17th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Last November, Numiscollect debuted a new series called 'Thirst for Discovery' that contrasts the early explorers with what will ultimately come from their discoveries. It was a really nice design, depicting Christopher Columbus making landfall in the New World back in the 15th century on the reverse face, with the obverse showcasing what a future [...]

Numiscollect’s ‘Archaeology & Symbolism’ series continues with the Aztec artifact telling the story of Coyolxāuhqui

By |2021-04-15T17:17:06+01:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect's 'Archaeology & Symbolism' series continues with the Aztec artifact telling the story of Coyolxāuhqui There's been a renewed interest in numismatic circles for the striking art and archaeology of the old Aztec civilisation of Mesoamerica. The Aztec Empire wasn't actually that long-lived in the grand scheme of things, existing from circa 1345 to 1521, when [...]

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