Mik Woodgate

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September, 2018

Scottsdale Mint debut a new series of silver bullion coins rich in Chinese dynastic culture

By |2018-09-20T14:43:17+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Silver, Cameroon, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint debut a new series of silver bullion coins rich in Chinese dynastic culture Never let it be said that Scottsdale are a mint that rests on its laurels! Almost unique amongst the bigger producers, Scottsdale have a large and varied range of silver bullion products, especially with legal tender coins for far flung places. With the ongoing EC8 Caribbean series taking pride of place at [...]

Ultra-iconic all-purpose Swiss Army Knife is featured on the latest silver coin from the Swiss Mint

By |2018-09-19T21:38:02+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Ultra-iconic all-purpose Swiss Army Knife is featured on the latest silver coin from the Swiss Mint Not the most prolific of mints, the Swiss Mint does offer a fascinating glimpse into this beautiful alpine country, regardless. Some of the subjects (Yodelling!!) are a little esoteric, but everybody knows a Swiss Army Knife when they see one. As iconic in red as a London bus, these [...]

Iron Man forges his own dimensional silver coin to kick off a new Marvel Icon series

By |2018-09-19T12:23:15+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, Fiji|

Iron Man forges his own dimensional silver coin to kick off a new Marvel Icon series 2019 ICONS OF MARVEL: IRON MAN The last few years has since the emergence and increasing popularity of the dimensional coin. Starting with some crude and not particularly attractive models on coins, the type moved to coins that literally took on a custom shape. CIT Coin Invest have [...]

After 15 years of elephants, Somalia adds the leopard to its gold & silver bullion coin selection

By |2018-09-17T17:59:31+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

After 15 years of elephants, Somalia adds the leopard to its gold & silver bullion coin selection 2018 SOMALI LEOPARD BULLION COIN A very popular bullion coin, the Somali Elephant is now in its fifteenth year. While it has displayed a pretty good variety of designs over the years, it must get harder and harder to come up with something new, so the producer has decided to [...]

Ammonites came in different sizes, so why not ammonite coins? Evolution of Life hits a kilo.

By |2018-09-17T15:48:53+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Ammonites came in different sizes, so why not ammonite coins? Evolution of Life hits a kilo. It was in mid-2015 that CIT Coin Invest showed off the first of its new prehistoric themed coins. Coming as quite a surprise at that years ANA show, it was called Evolution of Life and depicted a rose-gilded ammonite on a background that looked like a fossil matrix. Issued for Mongolia, [...]

Star Trek Next Generation foils coming thick and fast with two more in the seven issue series now out

By |2018-09-16T22:06:30+00:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Trek Next Generation foils coming thick and fast with two more in the seven issue series now out 2018 STAR TREK NEXT GEN FOIL SERIES In what has been a very rapid release schedule, the New Zealand Mint has issued the fifth and sixth foils in its Star Trek Next Generation series of seven. The first release, Encounter at Farpoint, only debuted in early August, so [...]

Fan favourite Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, is immortalised on a new premium silver foil

By |2018-09-16T14:08:23+00:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Fan favourite Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, is immortalised on a new premium silver foil One of the New Zealand Mint's premium foil ranges, Star Trek Movies reproduces some of the original classic movie posters on the mints biggest silver foil format. Called Premium Silver Foil, these are way bigger than the more numerous banknote-sized coin-notes, and they come in at an expansive 262 x 175 [...]

Austria wraps up its six-coin Wildlife in Our Sights gold coin series with the ubiquitous Mallard

By |2018-09-14T13:52:45+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Austrian Mint, Austria, Gold, Nature|

Austria wraps up its six-coin Wildlife in Our Sights gold coin series with the ubiquitous Mallard After six issues, the Austrian Mint has wrapped up its superb Wildlife in our Sights gold coin series with the launch of the Mallard. First appearing in 2013, this circa ½ oz 0.986 gold range has celebrated six animals from the region of Austria - four mammals and two birds. All [...]

Niue looks to undersea life with the new Reef Fish Collection starting with the Triggerfish

By |2018-09-12T13:52:52+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue looks to undersea life with the new Reef Fish Collection starting with the Triggerfish 2018 REEF FISH: TRIGGERFISH While the New Zealand Mint has skewed heavily towards its many licenced properties for its coin releases, there are still a few ranges that cover other subjects. The excellent Warriors and Battles series seem to have done well, and the recent wildlife series issued for [...]

Royal Mint continues to expand its bullion range with the ten ounce silver Valiant

By |2018-09-10T22:05:36+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint continues to expand its bullion range with the ten ounce silver Valiant 2018 SILVER VALIANT You certainly can't accuse the Royal Mint of resting on its laurels when it comes to bullion coins. After years of having a very limited range, the last couple of years has seen a veritable explosion in new designs, headlined by the exceptional Queen's Beast's series. Now [...]

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