Mik Woodgate

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January, 2018

Marvel Comics silver bullion coin series stars Wakandan hero Black Panther for its third outing

By | 2018-01-19T16:14:20+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Marvel Comics silver bullion coin series stars Wakandan hero Black Panther for its third outing The Marvel Comics silver bullion coin series is obviously popular, hardly surprising given how successful the Marvel Comics Universe has been for Hollywood. Last May we were surprised to see a Spiderman coin appear, and that was followed in September with a pretty cool Thor effort. Third time out and in a [...]

America commemorates the men and women of World War I with a new commemorative silver coin

By | 2018-01-18T14:38:42+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, US Mint, United States|

America commemorates the men and women of World War I with a new commemorative silver coin One of the bloodiest wars in human history, the First World War brought the full force of the new industrialised economies to the waging of warfare. When the war started there were echoes of conflicts a century past. When it ended mankind have taken warfare into the air and under the [...]

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series

By | 2018-01-17T14:21:21+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series Despite the celebrations around Christopher Columbus and other fifteenth-century European explorers when it comes to talking about the discovery of the America's, it's pretty clear that the Viking were there centuries before. Legendary seamen for their times, the Norse longship took Leif Erikson all the way to Vinland (Newfoundland), where he established a [...]

Eternal Sculptures series returns with a celebration of Bernini’s extraordinary Rape of Proserpina statue

By | 2018-01-16T15:16:12+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

Eternal Sculptures series returns with a celebration of Bernini's extraordinary Rape of Proserpina statue The third issue in Italian coin dealer Powercoins excellent Eternal Sculptures series has just been released and looks to carry on the sterling work of its two CIT-produced forebears. The first coin depicted a work from the end of the eighteenth century called Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by the artist Antonio Cavana, [...]

Our 2018 coin release schedule guide is now up with the first twenty mint programs

By | 2018-01-15T18:18:51+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Information|

Our 2018 coin release schedule guide is now up with the first twenty mint programs We first did a compilation of all the mint coin issue schedules for the forthcoming year in early 2017 and it seemed popular enough to do again this year. We've launched with twenty mints, although another has been added today, and we'll endeavour to keep it up to date with new ones [...]

France enters the revolutionary period with the fifth of its seven annual The Sower coins

By | 2018-01-15T11:33:09+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France enters the revolutionary period with the fifth of its seven annual The Sower coins Like the Rooster and Marianne, the Sower is an icon of French numismatics. Dating back to 1887, it was designed by one of the most celebrated medallists of the Art Nouveau, Oscar Roty. Initially a controversial work in many quarters, because of its use on a whole range of coins in the [...]

Ancient Canada fossil coin series back for 2018 with a new pair of antique silver designs

By | 2018-01-12T07:41:53+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Ancient Canada fossil coin series back for 2018 with a new pair of antique silver designs Perennial AgAuNEWS favourite, the prehistoric creature coin, is back from one of the best producers in the genre; the Royal Canadian Mint. Last year the RCM launched a two-coin series of one-ounce silver coins called Ancient Canada that featured representations of fossils in the Royal Tyrell Museum, located in Alberta. That [...]

Alfred Adler is the subject of the second in the Austrian Mints gold Vienna Psychotherapy trilogy

By | 2018-01-11T10:57:36+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Austrian Mint, Austria, Gold, People, Science|

Alfred Adler is the subject of the second in the Austrian Mints gold Vienna Psychotherapy trilogy One of the Austrian Mints best releases last year, Sigmund Freud was the first in a three coin series to be released one per year called Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy. Each of the ¼ oz 0.986 gold coins features one of the major types of psychotherapy and the founding fathers from [...]

Royal Mint launches a limited bullion Britannia variant with an Oriental themed border

By | 2018-01-10T13:19:34+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches a limited bullion Britannia variant with an Oriental themed border A perennial favourite, the Royal Mints Britannia bullion coin design has changed many times since its introduction in 1987. In 2014 however, the mint moved its design changes over to a unique annual proof range and settled on the original Philip Nathan design for the bullion coin. Despite that, there have been multiple tweaks to the [...]

December shows signs of an upturn in sales, but 2017 experienced huge overall drops

By | 2018-01-09T14:54:39+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

December shows signs of an upturn in sales, but 2017 experienced huge overall drops With 2017 now behind us and the mintage figures available to peruse, it's a good time to look at just how bad the year has been for the United States and Perth Mints. Throughout the year our tables have been filled with red numbers instead of green, indicating drops in numbers compared to [...]