Money is always a popular theme on money, with some excellent modern numismatic series available today, that pay homage to the past. Possibly the finest of them, CIT’s ‘Numismatic Icons’ series, is a cutting-edge example, but there are plenty of coins out there that are less ambitious in concept, but no less effective in execution. Poland has been a prime example of delving into their coin history for new releases, with the superb ‘Treasures of Stanislaw August’ medallions, and the ‘History of Polish Coin’ series.
Their latest release is a little different, choosing not to delve into the past directly, but to take Poland’s current circulating banknotes, and turn them into a set of six, one-ounce silver coins. Fortunately, Poland eschewed the practice of modern banknotes depicting architecture, social movements, etc., and chose to tap into their history, with a selection of monarchs, on one face, and either coins or Polish White Eagle heraldry on the other. Every face is different, and it forms a cohesive, but varied set of designs.
A simple concept, but one that, in our view, has made a great set of coins for the history buff. They’re not available individually, just as a six-coin set, but they appear to be beautifully presented in a wooden box, with a tray that makes display very easy. Available to order now, with a mintage capped at 3,000 sets.