We’ve been through phases when it seems like we’re covering one Mint of Poland struck coin after another, but after easing off a little, we’ve found an increasing number of good coins not getting covered, so our round-up format seems a good way to get back on track. We’ve left out the usual art coins, gift coins, scarab coins, etc., and concentrated on the more interesting pieces.
Kitsune, in particular, looks a fine piece, and fortunately, it’s one the mint has provided some close-up images of. These really do show the coins at their best, so we’re surprised they don’t do it more often, although as you can see here, it is becoming more common. There are a couple of issues in this selection of nine new ones that we’re not very keen on, but in general, the standard is very high, and a welcome reminder of what this mint can do.
Sadly, except in one case, each coin has a typical obverse. When they produce for third party companies, there are some beautiful themed obverse designs, but when they release for themselves, no effort is expended. A shame. For presentation, the mint has pretty much moved completely over to latex-skin ‘floating’ frames for this kind of release, and that’s not a bad thing. I really must update our guide to these kinds of coin.