The Royal Mint launches the first in a five-year series of updated historical designs called the British Monarchs Collection

By |2022-01-24T21:42:19+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint launches the first in a five-year series of updated historical designs called the British Monarchs Collection This is one of those releases we always look forward to. The Royal Mint has debuted a new multi-year programme of coins tapping into Britain's rich history, in the same vein as recent numismatic hits like the [...]

AgAuSHOOT: 2021 Queen’s Beasts: The Falcon of the Plantagenets (Pobjoy Mint)

By |2022-01-14T13:27:14+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: AgAuShoot, History, Gilded, Silver, British Indian Ocean Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

AgAuSHOOT: 2021 The Queen's Beasts - The Falcon of the Plantagenets (Pobjoy Mint) We promised late last year that we'd be doing more of our AgAuShoots - photoshoots of coins we've obtained access to, either our own, or coins we've been sent on loan or to keep. We'll note what they are, although we're planning to keep [...]

Korea’s Joseon Rank Badge and Royal Silver Seal are the inspiration for an attractive two-piece silver coin set

By |2022-01-13T23:20:38+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Coloured, Silver, Coins Today KR, Fiji|

Korea's Joseon Rank Badge and Royal Silver Seal are the inspiration for an attractive two-piece silver coin set In power from 1392 until 1897, the Korean Joseon Dynasty was founded by Yi Seong-gye in what is today, Kaesong, a city in North Korea that is very close to the current border with the South. In wasn't [...]

SAMURAI & BOBA FETT CHIBI (2022 NZ Mint)

By |2022-01-11T12:57:14+00:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Well, 2022 is here, and it seems the Chibi juggernaut isn't going to be slowing down for it. The four issues per month schedule will be continuing in January, and as usual, there will be two pairs issued, one early, one late in the month. More importantly, three of the four will be launch coins in new [...]

Pegasus joins the Griffin and the Chimera in Numiscollect’s high-relief ‘Mythical Creatures’ lineup of silver coins

By |2022-01-10T13:47:18+00:00January 10th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, Numiscollect, Tanzania|

Pegasus joins the Griffin and the Chimera in Numiscollect's high-relief 'Mythical Creatures' lineup of silver coins It was way back in 2018 that Numiscollect debuted its own 'Mythical Creatures' range of silver coins, employing Smartminted high-relief to bring these legendary beasts of old to life. There were two issues that year, the Griffin, and the Chimera, [...]

The heroes of the tragic 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl are brought to life on a high-relief silver coin

By |2022-01-07T20:43:34+00:00January 7th, 2022|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Gdansk, Niue Island|

The heroes of the tragic 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl are brought to life on a high-relief silver coin Many of us remember the panic when news of an explosion at a Soviet nuclear power station was broadcast. After decades of the Cold War, the irony that a nuclear disaster had occurred from a civilian source, [...]

In a change from it’s current deadly wildlife, the Royal Australian Mint looks to extinct deadly wildlife for a coin..

By |2022-01-06T13:07:12+00:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint, Solomon Islands|

In a change from it's current deadly wildlife, the Royal Australian Mint looks to extinct deadly wildlife for a coin.. Australian coin producers have built their businesses on mining the highly unusual national fauna for inspiration. Surely the strangest and most varies ecosystem on the planet, you can see why coins featuring it have been [...]

It’s that time of the year again. The Royal Mint releases images of its 2022 circulating currency designs

By |2021-12-31T15:12:46+00:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Culture, Event, History, Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

It's that time of the year again. The Royal Mint releases images of its 2022 circulating currency designs An earlier than usual look at the Royal Mint's proof sets for the year (they go on sale next week), and it's another selection of themes encompassing royalty, science, personalities, and events. There are a pair of seven-sided [...]

Niue and PiK Coins debut an atmospheric Al Capone silver coin to launch the new ‘Gangsters’ series

By |2021-12-15T12:04:52+00:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Niue Island|

Niue and PiK Coins debut an atmospheric Al Capone silver coin to launch the new 'Gangsters' series Murder, extortion, bootlegging, prostitution, bribery, and tax evasion - the life of a gangster is a busy one. Nobody epitomises that more than the classic mobster, Alphonse Gabriel Capone, more popularly known as Al. Born in New York City [...]

Assassins silver coin series returns with the Knights Templar, enemy of the famed Nizari that terrorised the Crusaders

By |2021-12-10T22:01:27+00:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Gdansk, Niue Island|

Assassins silver coin series returns with the Knights Templar, enemy of the famed Nizari that terrorised the Crusaders On the surface of it, the choice of the Knight Templar for the second 'Assassins' coin might seem a bit of a stretch. The Order was better known as the heavy shock troops of the Crusades, rather than [...]

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