Mik Woodgate

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March, 2019

Giant 2,300oz gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins

By |2019-03-21T20:57:52+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Giant 2,300 ounce gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins Another new limited-run bullion coin from the Perth Mint and not an animal design this time. Some 150 years ago, a stunning gold nugget of around 72 kilos in weight, and containing almost 2,300 ounces of gold, was discovered in Victoria outside the town of Mollagul. The largest known alluvial gold [...]

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon

By |2019-03-21T19:22:59+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon One of the most recognisable ships in the whole of science fiction, the Millennium Falcon isn't even an ultra-powerful warship or a deep space explorer - it's just a battered old freighter used by a smuggler, yet has gone on to garner an iconic status likely equalled only by the [...]

Austrian celebration of 825 years of the Vienna Mint continues with the second of its limited bullion trio

By |2019-03-20T21:59:41+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

Austrian celebration of 825 years of the Vienna Mint continues with the second of its limited bullion trio Producers of the Wienna Philharmoniker bullion coin range, one of the worlds most numerous, the Austrian Mint has no real recent history of limited run bullion coins. Earlier this year that changed, with the launch of the first in a trilogy commemorating 825 years since Richard the [...]

Peter Rabbit is back at the Royal Mint with new coins for the fourth year running

By |2019-03-19T17:45:38+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Peter Rabbit is back at the Royal Mint with new coins for the fourth year running The bunny is back for the fourth consecutive annual release of coins celebrating the work of Beatrix Potter. Four coins were first launched to an extremely eager buying public in 2016 and following that with an even more frantic launch in 2017 with four new entrants, and a third set of [...]

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons

By |2019-03-18T19:49:21+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons Following the Red Dragon of the Britons that was released last November, the NZ Mint has launched the second of its Mythical Dragons two-ounce silver coins. Jumping continents from Europe to Asia, this issue depicts the tale of The Four Dragons from Chinese mythology. A subject with a heavy presence in numismatic [...]

Art Mint debuts its fifth Mandala silver coin with Gothic, possibly the series finest release yet

By |2019-03-18T11:13:39+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Art Mint|

Art Mint debuts its fifth Mandala silver coin with Gothic, possibly the series finest release yet Launched early in 2015, Art Mint's beautiful new Kalachakra Mandala coin was a big hit, selling out in very quick order. It was something quite new, depicting the concentric, symmetrical patterns of the ancient meditative design with great detail - a very elegant piece of work with its Swarovski crystal embedded [...]

East India Company reissues St Helena Spade Guinea for its 2019 silver bullion coin range

By |2019-03-15T21:31:34+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

East India Company reissues St Helena Spade Guinea for its 2019 silver bullion coin range The East India Company (EIC) have relaunched their one-ounce silver Spade Guinea bullion coin today, aimed at those who appreciate classic historical design instead of the nature or popular culture designs that have become so prevalent recently. Joining the widely lauded Queens Beasts by the Royal Mint, as well as [...]

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins

By |2019-03-14T16:07:23+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins A new bullion coin in 1oz silver and 1oz gold is now available in limited quantities from the Perth Mint and it's a copy of the latest Lucas Bowers designed proof coins that debuted just a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing  fifty years ago, it does, like [...]

AllCollect join the limited mintage silver bullion coin field with the multi-finish Predators ‘Canis Lupus’

By |2019-03-13T20:28:58+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Allcollect, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

AllCollect join the limited mintage silver bullion coin field with the multi-finish Predators 'Canis Lupus' Throwing their hat in the ring with a new limited mintage bullion coin, German commemorative coin producer, AllCollect, are trying something different from their usual mid-high end output with this new issue. Known for some quite esoteric and unusual designs, AllCollect have forged a good reputation amongst collectors, being one of the [...]

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin

By |2019-03-12T22:40:06+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin Last March 14th was a particularly sad day when it was announced that one of the world's greatest visionaries, pProfessor Stephen Hawking, had passed away. In 1961, at the age of just 23, Hawking was told he had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a particularly nasty, fatal, and rapidly progressing disease [...]

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