Mik Woodgate

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May, 2017

Pobjoy Mint highlights the plight of Antarctic sea ice with a new holographic silver coin

By | 2017-05-22T23:57:09+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, British Antarctic Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy Mint highlights the plight of Antarctic sea ice with a new holographic silver coin While there are a multitude of politicians and corporate interests that dispute the reality of global climate change, any sensible person would side with the overwhelming scientific concensus that man has, and is, having an adverse effect on the planets climate. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the Earth's poles, particularly [...]

Spiderman joins the growing silver bullion market with a one ounce coin from Tuvalu

By | 2017-05-22T09:39:20+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Quick Look, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint|

Spiderman joins the growing silver bullion market with a one ounce coin from Tuvalu The silver bullion coin market continues to expand in choice with the debut of a new Perth Mint coin featuring the iconic Marvel character Spiderman. We don't have much information at present as this is a commissioned piece and not issued directly by the Perth Mint, but we know enough to get going. [...]

Austrian Mint debuts three coin Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy set with Sigmund Freud

By | 2017-05-21T20:49:56+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: Gold, Austrian Mint, Austria, People|

Austrian Mint debuts three coin Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy set with Sigmund Freud Known for producing short-run gold coin series of exceptional quality, the Austrian Mint has embarked on a new three-coin set of quarter-ounce gold coins to fill the hole left by the award-winning Klimt and His Women five-coin set. Released one  per year, this series is called Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy and each of the [...]

Traditional Kaziukas’ Fair showcased on latest proof silver coin from Lithuania

By | 2017-05-19T11:42:26+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Event, Silver, Lietuvos Bankas, Lithuania|

Traditional Kaziukas' Fair showcased on latest proof silver coin from Lithuania Dating back to the early 17th century, Saint Casimir's Fair is a large annual folk arts and crafts fair held in Vilnius, in the Baltic state of Lithuania. Traditionally held in the markets and streets of Vilnius on the Sunday nearest to 4th March, it has now expanded to include music, dance, and theatre and draws [...]

Italys Europa Star coin showcases the iron and glass roof of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan

By | 2017-05-18T08:31:39+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italys Europa Star coin showcases the iron and glass roof of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan Named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was designed in 1861 and is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877, it consists of two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering a [...]

200 Years of the New York Stock Exchange marked on silver coin from Cameroon

By | 2017-05-17T13:13:03+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

200 Years of the New York Stock Exchange marked on silver coin from Cameroon Love it or hate it, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the worlds most influential financial organisations and is now commemorating being in existence for two centuries. By market capitalization it's the world's largest stock exchange and in June 2016 its listed companies capitalised at US$19.3 trillion. Located at 11 Wall [...]

Landmarks of Britain four-coin silver bullion series from the Royal Mint debuts with Big Ben

By | 2017-05-16T17:16:24+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Bullion, Quick Look, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Landmarks of Britain four-coin silver bullion series from the Royal Mint debuts with Big Ben The ongoing rush of new limited run silver bullion coins from the big players continues with the Royal Mint debut of the first in a four-coin series called 'Landmarks of Britain'. Regular readers will have no problem recognising the design as it first appeared in a four-coin proof set of the same name back [...]

Bank of China celebrates seven decades since forming Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

By | 2017-05-16T10:51:51+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, Bank of China, Silver, China|

Bank of China celebrates seven decades since forming Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region The Bank of China are commemorating seven decades since the country established Inner Mongolia as an autonomous region within China and what better way to do it than to release a trio of precious metal coins. Capable of some quite superb coin designs, the Bank of China has done a fine job again with the [...]

Star Wars Ships coin series continues with the iconic X-Wing Rebel Alliance starfighter

By | 2017-05-13T11:56:57+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint|

Star Wars Ships coin series continues with the iconic X-Wing Rebel Alliance starfighter A 2017 debuted series of Star Wars coins from the New Zealand Mint, Star Wars Ships looks at some of the incredibly iconic vessels to enter the realm of popular culture from these hugely popular movies. Two coins have been released so far this year, the first showcasing the legendary Millennium Falcon and the [...]

After a millenium, the Royal Mint gets into the platinum bullion market with coin and bars

By | 2017-05-14T22:42:30+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Culture, Platinum, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

After a millenium, the Royal Mint gets into the platinum bullion market with coin and bars After dabbling with proof platinum coins for a while now, the Royal Mint has jumped full on into the platinum bullion market with a new range of bars and the first of its finest bullion coin range to appear in the metal. Less an outright financial metal than silver and particularly [...]