Some things break your heart but fix your vision.
A precious Chinese vase dating from Qianlong era (18th century) was sold for nearly USD 1.8 million at Dreweatts Auction.
The seller was a son of a surgeon who stated that his father bought this Chinese Vase in 1980s for just a few hundred pounds. The seller then inherited this vase from his father and kept it in his kitchen. He did not realize its value until it was discovered by an expert.
The Chinese Vise was a porcelain blue artifact in two feet height. It was crafted using innovative heating techniques to gild its blue, gold and silver coloring. It was made during the reign of Qianlong Emperor – the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty.
The result of high sale prices shows the high demand for the finest antique porcelain in the world.
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The collection of double-incuse Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin was introduced by Royal Canadian Mint in 2018.
Then, Royal Canadian Mint followed it up with gold- (2019) and black rhodium-plated (2020) versions.
Afterward, the mint took art to all-new depths with the first Super Incuse SML in 2021. While the previous incuse coins had a standard incuse depth of
0.3 mm, thanks to new technology developed by our Research and Development team, on the Super Incuse SML the intricately engraved maple leaf sits 1.5 mm below the coin’s surface – that’s nearly 40% of the coin gauge!
The 2021 version was sold out rapidly in every coin shop. Collectors around the world was so desperate to get one!
The year 2022, Royal Canadian Mint launched 2022 Canadian Super Incuse SML Rose Gilded Proof Silver Coin. And the design is much more beautiful and detailed than the previous version.
The coin’s reverse features Walter Ott’s iconic sugar maple leaf design, unchanged since the first Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin issued in 1988. The Mint enhanced the revolutionary Super Incuse SML with the addition of selective rose gold plating and maple leaf field pattern on both sides; truly a perfect fusion of modern technology and classic design.
- Mintage: 7,000
- Composition: 99.99% pure silver
- Finish: modified reverse proof
- Weight (g): 32.41
- Diameter (mm): 36
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: serialized
- Face value: 20 dollars
- Artist: Walter Ott/RCM Engravers
To pay tribute to the Queen of Canada in her Platinum Jubilee year, Royal Canadian Mint presents a numismatic coin – 2022 Canadian Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Diadem Matte Proof Silver Coin with Swarovsk.
Year : 2022
Gross Weight : 31.39 g
Diameter ( mm ) : 38 mm
Face Value : $20
Fineness : .9999
Quality : Matte Proof
Mintage : 4500
The Queen’s Coronation took place on 2 June 1953 following her accession on 6 February 1952.
Do you know that Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was very special for the people in the United Kingdom? This was the first Coronation ever to be televised, and it was watched by 27 million people in the UK alone and millions more audiences around the world.
On her way to the Coronation, Queen Elizabeth II wore the George IV State Diadem – this Diadem features roses, shamrocks and thistles with 1,333 diamonds and 169 pearls.
This year 2022, the Queen Elizabeth II is going to her 96 years old. She becomes the first British monarch to reach a Platinum Jubilee. And this few years. The Queen’s health and the future of the UK monarchy is always in spotlight. It makes collectors around the world are now buying items which are related to Queen Elizabeth II and Platinum Jubilee.
Starry Night which painted by the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh in June 1889 is one of the most famous masterpieces in the art world. The images of the painting are always printed on souvenir everywhere, like coffee cups, mugs, T-shirts, towels, etc.
This painting – Starry Night was painted in 1889 when the artist, Vincent Can Gogh stayed at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. He painted the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room with an imaginary village just before sunrise.
This painting has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941.
This time, the one of the most recognized painting in Western art – Starry Night was printed on a silver coin and issued by Republique du Tchad. The coin depicted the detailed texture and its typical swirling brushstrokes, the moon and morning stars. The details of the pattern were presented on the coin beautifully. Starry Night fans absolutely won’t miss this collection. Let get this magnificent piece of numismatic coin on your working desk or your showcase in your living room.
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After the compelling Queen Beasts’s collection, Royal Mint just launched a new series of collection – The Tudor Beasts Collections. The Seymour Panther will be the first coin of this series. Tudor Beasts Collection will absolutely become one of the hot collections amoung numismatics community.
Important News: Queen Elizabeth was seen using walking stick for what is believe to be the first time at a major public event. It will probably trigger Royal Fans worried about the Monarch’s Health.
What are these Tudor Beasts?
The Seymour Panther
The Lion of England
The Greyhound of Richmond
The Yale of Beaufort
The Tudor Dragon
The Seymour Unicorn
The Royal DragonThe Queen’s Lion
The Black Bull of Clarence
The Queen’s Panther
The Tudor dynasty rose from the wars of the Roses conquest between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. When Henry VIII ruled after his Henry VII, He took these heraldic beasts as part of his lavish embellishment of the palace. These Tudor Beasts served to reinforce the legitimacy of his position on the throne and to highlight the regal lineage and strength of the Tudor dynasty.
If you have missed the Queen’s Beasts collection, do not miss the Tudor Beasts this time!
Next post, I will share the fun facts about Henry VIII. Stay tuned.
This is the final Queen’s Beasts coin in the Queen’s Beast collection since 2016 produced by Royal Mint. The Coin features ten beasts on the reverse which reuniting all ten beasts in one design.
Here is the story of Queen’s Beasts:
The Queen’s Beasts are the ten heraldic statues representing the bloodline of Queen Elizabether II and the British monarchy. On 2 June 1953, the whole world witnessed a specacular of a very important occasion. The Queen arrived at Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s coronation. These ten Queen’s Beast stood in front of the temporary western annexe as formidable royal guardians.
The Lion of England
The White Greyhound of Richmond
The Yale of Beaufort
The Red Dragon of Wales
The White Horse of Hanover
The White Lion of Mortimer
The Unicorn of Scotland
The Griffin of Edward III
The Black Bull of Clarence
The Falcon of the Plantagenets
The American Eagle Gold Coin is an officeal gold bullion coins of United States starting from 1986. It was produced by United States Mint. The composition of the gold coins included 91.67% gold, 3% silver and 5.33% Copper. Therefore, the fineness of this gold coin is just 22K.
The obverse of the gold coin depicts the figure of Lady Liberty. And the reverse design features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a female eagle and her baby.
Let me tell you something special about American Eagle Gold Coins.
For the Eagle minted in 1986-1991, they are dated with Roman Numerals. And starting from 1992, US mint changed to use Arabic numerals for dating Gold American Eagle Coins.
Here is the gold coin in 1990 with dated with Roman Numerals “MCMXC”.
And starting mid 2021, the reserve design of American Eagle Gold Coin changes again! It features a side profile of a Bald ealge.
The new design is stunning!
As the the new design is launching in mid of 2021, the collectors around the world will definitely collect the old designs of American Eagle Gold Coins especially the old design dated year 2021 and the those dated with Roman Numerals.