Ironically raised to popularity by the Perth Mint with its debut Gods of Olympus series, the ancient world coin genre has taken to the two-ounce, antique-finished, rimless, high-relief silver coin format like no other. Although employed by several producers, it is the Mint of Poland that has made, not only the most numerous, but also the best use of this excellent compromise between weight and cost with a range of quite frankly, stunning issues.
There are a large number of series currently in progress, with more appearing quite regularly. They’ve also stirred up quite the hornets nest on the aftermarket, with often rapidly rising prices and quick sell-outs. We’ve always concentrated solely on the physical product itself here at AgAuNEWS, and we rarely comment on investment potential for the obvious reasons. Our articles are up for years, and the market is fleeting. Besides, one collectors budget may be another collectors dream, so any comments on value are quite subjective.
However, this is a much admired and discussed market at the moment, and while we do try our best to keep up with new releases, often with world debuts, we do recognise it’s becoming harder to keep track of all the various releases and to what series they belong. Hence this guide. This isn’t meant to be a definitive look in detail at all the coins – our Coin Series Profiles and regular news articles will take care of that – but a handy compendium of everything released to date in one place. We’ll keep an eye out for any missing coins or mistakes, but this should cover all the Mint of Poland issues in this format and genre. We considered putting Imperial Art in here as well, but decided that was a series better suited to a round-up of Art Architectural coins of the Tiffany ilk, something the Mint of Poland also has a healthy presence in. We’ve enabled comments for this guide, so feel free to discuss below.
12/08 : ADDED 2019 WOMAN WARRIOR AMAZONS
26/10 : ADDED 2018 GREAT COMMANDER LEONIDAS
06/11: ADDED 2020 LYU BU TO CHINA ROMANCE
31/01: ADDED BLACK HORSEMAN TO FOUR HORSEMEN
08/02: ADDED HORUS TO GODS OF ANGER
11/02: ADDED FIRST CHINESE WARRIORS, AND FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS COINS
12/02: ADDED GUAN YU TO CHINESE HEROES
16/02: ADDED ATLANTIS TO LEGENDARY LANDS
21/02: ADDED CERYNEIAN HIND TO THE 12 TASKS OF HERCULES COINS
26/02: ADDED SEA BATTLES SERIES WITH BATTLE OF SALAMIS
25/03: ADDED 2020 APOLLO TO GODS
23/04: ADDED APHRODITE/VENUS TO GODDESSES
24/04: ADDED VIKINGS FIRST COIN, ERIC BLOODAXE
11/05: ADDED WARRIORS SERIES WITH SAMURAI AND MAYAN HOLCRON
12/05: ADDED STRIBOG TO SLAVIC GODS SERIES
13/05: ADDED SUN GODS SERIES
24/05: ADDED LEGENDS OF THE FAMOUS CHINESE EMPERORS