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Joel Iskowitz

A Journey Through Joel Iskowitz's Coin Design

In the world of numismatic artistry, one name shines brightly among the rest: Joel Iskowitz. An artist, illustrator, and designer of unparalleled talent, Iskowitz's creations have graced coins, medals, and public spaces around the globe. His journey into the realm of coin design began unexpectedly, yet his passion and dedication have elevated him to the ranks of the most celebrated artists in the field.

"At the moment I am fortunate to have a number of wonderful series that I am working on for the East India Company. Edmund Spencer’s epic poem “The Fairie Queene”, “The Boston Tea Party”, and the “Goddesses” collection."

 - Joel Iskowitz

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From Simple Lines to Masterful Designs

Iskowitz's foray into coin design traces back to the early 1990s when he was commissioned to create simple line drawings for British Royals. Little did he know that this initial venture would spark a lifelong commitment to the craft. Over the years, Iskowitz's artistic prowess caught the attention of prestigious institutions, leading to collaborations with renowned mints such as the United States Mint and the East India Company.

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A Fusion of Art and History

What sets Iskowitz apart is his ability to seamlessly weave history and art into each of his designs. Every coin tells a story, meticulously researched and passionately rendered. Whether commemorating significant events like the Boston Tea Party or paying homage to iconic figures like Queen Elizabeth II, Iskowitz's designs captivate the imagination and resonate with collectors worldwide.

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The Creative Process

Behind every coin design lies a meticulous creative process, guided by Iskowitz's unwavering commitment to authenticity and aesthetic excellence. Extensive research forms the foundation, allowing him to immerse himself in the narrative and imbue his artwork with depth and meaning. From conceptualisation to final product, each step is a labour of love, blending traditional pencil drawings with cutting-edge digital techniques.

Latest Coin Collections

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The 2023 Boston Tea Party Collection

On December 16th, 1773, American colonists protested unfair British taxation in the Boston Tea Party. To mark its 250th Anniversary, limited-edition coins feature an exclusive design by artist Joel Iskowitz. Depicting the event, men disguised as Native Americans dump 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor under the lamplight of a Sons of Liberty leader.

What sets this edition apart?

- Official Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary coin
- Highest proof quality finish
- Presented in bespoke 'tea box' with colorful booklet
- Complimentary special edition Boston Tea Party tea
- Strictly low worldwide limited editions

2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin

2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin

£99.00
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2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1kg Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1kg Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1kg Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1kg Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1kg Silver Proof Coin
2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1kg Silver Proof Coin

2023 Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary 1kg Silver Proof Coin

£1,920.00
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Faerie Queene Redcrosse & Dragon
5oz Silver Proof Coin Bundle

£554.40 £990.00
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Faerie Queene Redcrosse & Dragon
2oz Gold Plated Silver Proof Bundle

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The 2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & Dragon
Gold & Silver Collection

The Faerie Queene Collection unfolds the epic final battle between ‘Redcrosse and the Dragon’. The legendary battle between good and evil, captured in timeless gold and silver.The coin vividly captures the pivotal moment as Redcrosse prepares to deliver the decisive blow. He struck a blow that opened a deep gash in the beast’s head, provoking such a rage that the dragon’s fire and smoke caused the land to fall into darkness.

What sets this edition apart?

- Third in the Faerie Queene series
- Limited edition globally
- Featuring artist Joel Iskowitz's exquisite design
- Struck in our finest Proof quality
- Presented in luxury case with certificate

2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coin

2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof Coin

£2,995.00
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2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin

2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Coin

£99.00
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2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 2oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 2oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 2oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 2oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 2oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 2oz Gold Proof Coin

2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 2oz Gold Proof Coin

£5,995.00
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2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin

2024 Faerie Queene Redcrosse & the Dragon 5oz Silver Proof Coin

£495.00
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The 2024 Una & the Lion Faerie Queene

Book One follows the journey of The Redcrosse Knight, tasked by Queen Gloriana on behalf of Una to rescue her parents from an evil dragon. Throughout his trials, he evolves from a peasant boy to the valiant Redcrosse, symbolising St. George. Una, a princess, seeks aid at The Faerie Queene, offering her armor to any brave knight. A young peasant boy, fitted perfectly with the armor, is dubbed Redcrosse, marking the start of their quest. This legendary tale, illustrated by Joel Iskowitz, captures their heroic quest against the dragon.

What sets this edition apart?

- Two iconic characters united
- Second in the Faerie Queene series
- Limited edition globally
- Featuring artist Joel Iskowitz's exquisite design
- Struck in our finest Proof quality
- Presented in luxury case with certificate

2024 Una & the Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Silver BU Coin
2024 Una & the Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Silver BU Coin
The 2023 Faerie Queene 1oz BU Silver Coin
The 2023 Faerie Queene 1oz BU Silver Coin
2024 Una & the Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Silver BU Coin
2024 Una & the Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Silver BU Coin
The 2023 Faerie Queene 1oz BU Silver Coin
The 2023 Faerie Queene 1oz BU Silver Coin

2024 Una & the Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Silver BU Coin

£45.00
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2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 2oz Silver Proof Coin with Selective Gold Plate
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 2oz Silver Proof Coin with Selective Gold Plate
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 2oz Silver Proof Coin with Selective Gold Plate
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 2oz Silver Proof Coin with Selective Gold Plate

2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 2oz Silver Proof Coin with Selective Gold Plate

£250.00
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2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 5oz Silver Proof Coin

2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 5oz Silver Proof Coin

£495.00
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2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Gold Proof Coin

2023 Una & Lion Faerie Queene 1oz Gold Proof Coin

£2,995.00
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Journey through the mythical realms of Power and Beauty with our exclusive gold and silver coin series, featuring designs by acclaimed artist Joel Iskowitz. Celebrating the influential female figures of Greek and Norse mythology and their symbolic animal companions, these coins delve into the realms of love, war, wisdom, and fertility. From ancient legends to modern influences in movies and brands, explore the rich tapestry of Goddess mythology and their enduring significance in shaping cultures and inspiring imaginations.

The 2024 Goddess Cybele Collection

Continuing the series that began with the Hera and Eos coins, the latest addition features the Goddess Cybele, designed by Joel Iskowitz. Cybele's mythology originates in Phrygia, now part of modern-day Turkey. Born from the union of the Sky God and Earth Mother, she is revered as the mother of all life and gods.

What sets this edition apart?

- A strictly limited edition
- Struck to our highest Proof quality finish
- Bespoke presentation case and storytelling booklet
- Exclusive new design by Joel Iskowitz
- Cybele with her sacred animals; Lions

2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Gold Proof Coin

2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Gold Proof Coin

£2,995.00
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2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Silver Proof Coin

2024 Goddesses Cybele 1oz Silver Proof Coin

£99.00
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2024 Goddesses Cybele 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 5oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 5oz Silver Proof Coin

2024 Goddesses Cybele 5oz Silver Proof Coin

£495.00
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2024 Goddesses Cybele 10oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 10oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 10oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 10oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 10oz Silver Proof Coin
2024 Goddesses Cybele 10oz Silver Proof Coin

2024 Goddesses Cybele 10oz Silver Proof Coin

£995.00
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The 2023 Goddess Eos Collection

Eos, the Goddess of dawn, in a breathtaking design by Joel Iskowitz. Eos gracefully rides her golden chariot, heralding the arrival of a new day as she is drawn across the sky by her splendid team of horses, including 'Daybright' and 'Firebright'.

What sets this edition apart?

- A strictly limited edition
- Struck to our highest Proof quality finish
- Bespoke presentation case and storytelling booklet
- Exclusive new design by Joel Iskowitz
- The second coin in the series

Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Silver Proof Coin

£99.00
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Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 10oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 10oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 10oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 10oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 10oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 10oz Silver Proof Coin

Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 10oz Silver Proof Coin

£995.00
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Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 5oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 5oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 5oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 5oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 5oz Silver Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 5oz Silver Proof Coin

Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 5oz Silver Proof Coin

£495.00
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Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Gold Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Gold Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Gold Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Gold Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Gold Proof Coin
Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Gold Proof Coin

Goddesses Collection Eos 2023 1oz Gold Proof Coin

£2,995.00
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The 2022 Goddess Hera Collection

The first in the series showcases Hera, the Goddess of family who let no woman, mortal or deity interfere with her marriage without consequence. Hera was the wife and sister of the mighty Zeus and one of the twelve principal deities of the Greek pantheon who lived upon Mount Olympus.

What sets this edition apart?

- A strictly limited edition
- Struck to our highest Proof quality finish
- Bespoke presentation case and storytelling booklet
- Exclusive new design by Joel Iskowitz
- Cybele with her sacred animals; Lions

2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Silver Proof Coin

2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Silver Proof Coin

£99.00
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The 2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 5oz Silver Proof Coin
The 2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 5oz Silver Proof Coin
The 2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 5oz Silver Proof Coin
The 2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 5oz Silver Proof Coin

2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 5oz Silver Proof Coin

£495.00
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2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 10oz Silver Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 10oz Silver Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 10oz Silver Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 10oz Silver Proof Coin

2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 10oz Silver Proof Coin

£995.00
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2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Gold Proof Coin
2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Gold Proof Coin

2022 Goddesses Collection Hera 1oz Gold Proof Coin

£2,995.00
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Conclusion

Embracing Tradition in a Digital Age

In an era marked by technological advancements, Iskowitz remains steadfast in his embrace of traditional methods. While digital tools offer new possibilities, he believes true creativity transcends the medium. His collaborative approach, working closely with engravers and mint officials, ensures that each design is brought to life with precision and finesse.

Looking Towards the Future

As Iskowitz reflects on his illustrious career, he sees a promising future for coin design. Advancements in minting technology open new horizons, offering higher relief and greater detail than ever before. Yet, he urges caution, emphasizing the importance of preserving the integrity of design amidst technological innovation.

Words of Wisdom from a Master

For aspiring coin designers, Iskowitz's advice is both profound and practical. Ground yourself in history, he advises, and let your artwork serve as a tribute to the past while embracing the possibilities of the future. With dedication, diligence, and a deep sense of responsibility, aspiring designers can follow in his footsteps and leave their mark on the world of numismatics. In the intricate world of coin design, Joel Iskowitz stands as a beacon of excellence, his designs immortalizing moments in history and inspiring generations to come. As collectors and enthusiasts eagerly await his next masterpiece, one thing remains certain: the genius of Joel Iskowitz will continue to shape the landscape of numismatic art for years to come.