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.

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
18/09: ADDED VALKYRIE TO WOMAN WARRIORS
04/12: ADDED QIAO SISTERS TO ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS
20/06: ADDED FORTUNA/TYCHO TO GODDESSES. FIXED SOME TYPOS
23/06: ADDED HERCULES COINS 4+5
12/08: ADDED SKARBEK TO SLAVIC FOLKLORE SERIES
13/08: ADDED CHIGUOTIAN TO FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS SERIES, ADDED FREYDIS EIRIKSDOTTIR TO VIKINGS SERIES, ADDED ARES/MARS TO ANCIENT GODS SERIES
14/08: ADDED AZTEC DRAGON TO DRAGONS SERIES. ADDED NYAI RORO KUBAT TO IT GODDESSES SERIES: ADDED ZEUS TO GODS SERIES, ADDED HAKA TO WORLD CULTURES SERIES
15/08: ADDED ATLAS TO TITANS SERIES, ADDED LUCIFER TO ANGELS & DEMONS SERIES, ADDED ARTUR PENDRAGON TO CAMELOT SERIES, ADDED SKARBEK TO SLAVIC GODS SERIES

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

2020 APOLLO

2021 ZEUS

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: YELLOW GOLD GILDING

DISTRIBUTION: NUMIARTIS

WORLD CULTURES

2018 KAPALA SKULL

2019 GANESHA

2020 HAKA

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: BLACK PROOF, TURQUOISE OR AGATE INSERT

DISTRIBUTION: NUMIARTIS/MAGIKOS COINS

TWELVE TASKS OF HERCULES

2018 NEMEAN LION

2019 LERNAEAN HYDRA

2020 CERYNEIAN HIND

2020 ERYMANTHIAN BOAR

2021 AUGEAN STABLES

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: GILDING

DISTRIBUTION: COIN SHOPPE/MAGIKOS COINS

FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

2018 WHITE HORSEMAN

2019 RED HORSEMAN

2020 BLACK HORSEMAN

2021 PALE HORSEMAN

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: GILDING

DISTRIBUTION: COIN SHOPPE

SLAVIC GODS

2018 PERUN

2019 SWIETOWID

2020 STRIBOG

MINTAGE: 500

MODS: WOOD INSERT

DISTRIBUTION: MINT OF POLAND

SLAVIC FOLKLORE

2021 SKARBEK

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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