Mik Woodgate

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August, 2017

MCI-Mint bring their prehistoric silver coin series forward in time to the giant armoured Glyptodon

By | 2017-08-20T20:55:39+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI-Mint bring their prehistoric silver coin series forward in time to the giant armoured Glyptodon German private coin producer, MCI-Mint has long been issuing prehistoric creature coins, from Tyrannosaurus Rex and Spinosaurus, through to the Smilodon (and the Loch Ness Monster ;-) ) and so it's no surprise that another has appeared. This time it's an unusual subject, but an absolutely fascinating one. Glyptodon is a huge armoured [...]

Poland remembers the fallen of the 1982 anti-communist uprising in Lubin with new silver coin

By | 2017-08-18T15:21:01+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland remembers the fallen of the 1982 anti-communist uprising in Lubin with new silver coin The National Bank of Poland continues to commemorate Polands tumultuous post-war history with a coin remembering the anti-communist uprisings of 35 years ago. Part of a wave of protests and demonstarations around the freedom movement Solidarity, Lubin wasn't a particularly large example, but the response of the government forces made it stand [...]

Magnificent Life series heads into the undergrowth with the iconic Cobra snake

By | 2017-08-17T19:36:11+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Magnificent Life series heads into the undergrowth with the iconic Cobra snake Along with Evolution of Life, Magnificent Life was a new series that debuted at the ANA show in 2015 and signalled that CIT were not going to be saving all the best stuff for the World Money Fair in Berlin at the start of every year. The Peacock was the initial subject of choice and [...]

Pobjoy Mints long running titanium coin range welcomes the Patagonian Toothfish to its ranks

By | 2017-08-16T23:34:28+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Nature, Titanium, Falkland Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy Mints long running titanium coin range welcomes the Patagonian Toothfish to its ranks Pobjoy have long produced coins in the super-tough metal, titanium and are almost unique in doing so. Difficult to strike given the metal is harder than that used to make the dies, most mints stick with copper, silver and gold, all malleable metals that take a coin design with ease. Titanium takes colour [...]

St Pauls Cathedral is the latest epic ceiling to get the four-layered silver coin treatment

By | 2017-08-16T09:37:19+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Silver, MDM, Samoa|

St Pauls Cathedral is the latest epic ceiling to get the four-layered silver coin treatment The fourth in the well regarded 'four-layer' series of silver architecture coins produced for German dealer MDM has made a surprise entrance. What's the surprise? The series is in its third year and there has been a single release per annum, unsurprising given the design and €300 cost of each of them. [...]

2018 Year of the Dog superguide update: first half of August brings coins from Canada and Mongolia

By | 2017-08-15T15:39:12+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Lunar Calendar, Site Update|

2018 Year of the Dog superguide update: first half of August brings coins from Canada and Mongolia Our 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog Superguide is coming along nicely and early August has seen a small flurry of new additions to the mix. As we promised, we'll keep the guide as up-to-date as we can so if lunar coins are your thing, the popularity of them suggesting [...]

MDM start their Underwater World series with the apex predator, the Great White Shark

By | 2017-08-15T09:20:29+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, MDM|

MDM start their Underwater World series with the apex predator, the Great White Shark There's certainly no shortage of shark coins on the market and MDM are adding to them by starting their Underwater World series with the apex predator, Carcharodon carcharias, better known as the Great White Shark. A bit different from the norm, this is certainly no cheap and cheerful bullion coin, being planted firmly [...]

Star Wars movie poster series continues with fan favourite, The Empire Strikes Back

By | 2017-08-14T13:59:19+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars movie poster series continues with fan favourite, The Empire Strikes Back A new departure from the Star Wars ranges put out by the New Zealand Mint, the 40th Anniversary Star Wars movie poster coin turned out to be an absolute smash hit, selling out quickly and being sought after on the aftermarket. It comes as no surprise that the mint is continuing with the series [...]

Gods of the World series launches with a striking smartminted three-ounce Quetzalcoatl coin

By | 2017-08-11T22:00:18+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Gods of the World series launches with a striking smartminted three-ounce Quetzalcoatl coin Without question one of the most popular themes in modern high-end numismatics, ancient myths and legends have spawned a plethora of coins with a quality that remains incredibly high almost across the board. Employing state-of-the-art minting technologies, extravagant design and ambitious production, this theme has drawn in some of the finest ranges currently on [...]

Creatures of Myth & Legend enters Mount Olympus for the god of the seas, Poseidon

By | 2017-08-10T23:57:28+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Treasures of Oz, Tokelau|

Creatures of Myth & Legend enters Mount Olympus for the god of the seas, Poseidon Ostensibly a companion series to the excellent lunars issued for the Pacific island of Tokelau by Treasures of Oz, Creatures of Myth and Legend depicted a fantastical creature that fitted in with the lunar animal that year. Capricornus and Aries for the year of the goat, Pegasus and a Unicorn for the [...]