Poland: Exquisite gold and silver coins issued in ongoing Historical Kings series, featuring Sigismund II Augustus

The National Bank of Poland have issued (7th December) two new coins in their ongoing and popular coin series entitled “The Treasures of Stanislaw August” which highlights the succeeding monarchs of the Polish state from the year 992 and the reign of King Bolesław Chrobry to the last Polish King Stanisław August Poniatowski, whose reign […]

Ares, God of War, Inaugurates New Series from Niue

In ancient Greek mythology, the gods and goddesses did not create the universe but were created by it. Rather than standing above the natural world, superior to it, they embodied the qualities of the world that created them. Thus we can see that the ancient Greeks used their deities to describe and explain the world as […]

Mint of Poland Issues Gold-Gilded Silver Coin Honoring Shakespeare and Cervantes

The Mint of Poland has issued a unique commemorative coin honoring two of the most important writers in the Western canon, Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. Interestingly, these two artists who so impacted the literature of their respective languages were contemporaries — Shakespeare died less than two weeks after Cervantes in the Spring of […]

Mint of Poland Continues “History of Polish Coin” Series with Ducat of Sigismund the Elder

The National Bank of Poland has issued its ninth coin in a series commemorating coinage from throughout the nation’s history. The newest issue marks the start of the third part of the series, which is dedicated to coins from the modern era. The “Ducat of Sigismund the Elder” features an obverse and reverse that incorporate […]