Project Description

ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY: An overview of the Mint of Poland 2oz high-relief series

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.

ANCIENT MYTHS

2017 TROJAN HORSE

2018 MINOTAUR

2019 PROMETHEUS

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: WOOD INSERT, BRASS INSERT, RED GOLD GILDING

DISTRIBUTION: MAGIKOS COINS

GODS

2017 ARES

2018 POSEIDON

2019 HEPHAESTUS

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: YELLOW GOLD GILDING

DISTRIBUTION: NUMIARTIS

WORLD CULTURES

2018 KAPALA SKULL

2019 GANESHA

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: BLACK PROOF, TURQUOISE OR AGATE INSERT

DISTRIBUTION: NUMIARTIS/MAGIKOS COINS

TWELVE TASKS OF HERCULES

2018 NEMEAN LION

2019 LERNAEAN HYDRA

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: GILDING

DISTRIBUTION: COIN SHOPPE/MAGIKOS COINS

FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

2018 WHITE HORSEMAN

2019 RED HORSEMAN

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: GILDING

DISTRIBUTION: COIN SHOPPE

SLAVIC GODS

2018 PERUN

2019 SWIETOWID

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: WOOD INSERT

DISTRIBUTION: MINT OF POLAND

DEMIGODS

2017 ACHILLES

2018 PERSEUS

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: HAEMATITE OR SILICON INSERT

DISTRIBUTION: NUMIARTIS

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