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May, 2019

New guides and updates for mid-May

By |2019-05-19T10:15:14+01:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Site Update, News Nuggets|

New guides and updates for mid-May Just a quick note to let you know about some new guides and some revised old ones. This stuff goes on and doesn't always get noticed unless we do a quick post like this to point you in the right direction. Two new guides are now live. The first one is a look at a quirky silver foil series from the New Zealand Mint [...]

Allcollect worked hard to showcase the hard work of the Honey Bee with a new silver coin

By |2019-05-17T17:15:29+01:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Allcollect, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Cameroon|

Allcollect worked hard to showcase the hard work of the Honey Bee with a new silver coin Here's a little preview of an interesting new coin from European producer Allcollect. Called 'Benefits of Nature: Honey Bee' it's a beautiful look at one of the most important families of life on the planet. An ounce of 0.999 silver in weight and struck to a prooflike finish, it has a [...]

Royal Australian Mint portrays the countries rebellious history on a new silver coin trio

By |2019-05-15T20:29:32+01:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

Royal Australian Mint portrays the countries rebellious history on a new silver coin trio You would think that being surrounded by a selection of flying, swimming and running wildlife that is poisonous, venomous, or just plain mean, would make the average Australian love his fellow man. Unfortunately, the colonists decided mutiny and rebellion was a more colourful way to fill their fledgling history books - hardly surprising given the [...]

Scottsdale debut their EC8 bullion coin program for the second year with Rum Runner

By |2019-05-14T16:50:49+01:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

Scottsdale debut their EC8 bullion coin program for the second year with Rum Runner One of the bullion highlights last year was Scottsdale Mint's all-new EC8 coin program. A series of issues, one for each of eight Caribbean nations, each of which highlighted a facet of that islands national character. We're pleased to see that not only was the program successful enough to return in 2019, but [...]

Russian Red Data Book wildlife silver coin series adds three new issues

By |2019-05-12T13:07:18+01:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russian Red Data Book wildlife silver coin series adds three new issues It debuted in 1993 and is still going strong today. You can't say that about many coin series, if any, but the Central Bank of Russia has managed just that feat with its nature-focussed Red Book Data series. It hasn't been a half-hearted release run either, with a bulging selection of over 60 coins now [...]

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea’s legendary past

By |2019-05-15T20:36:38+01:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea's legendary past We don't see much in the way of precious metal commemorative coins from Korea, so the appearance in 2016 of a new silver bullion medal called the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series created quite a bit of interest. Depicting a God of War from the regions ancient mythology, this pretty coin from the Korean Mint [...]

D-Day 75th – Numiscollect debuts a two-piece bullet coin to mark the epic seaborne invasion

By |2019-05-10T11:06:20+01:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: News|

D-Day 75th - Numiscollect debuts a two-piece bullet coin to mark the epic seaborne invasion One of major proponents of true dimensional coins, Numiscollect have issued some complex and beautifully detailed examples of this type of coin over the last couple of years. Their Egyptian coins are perfect examples, and the recent Mongolian Ural Owl coin is exquisitely designed, but this latest release is a simpler affair. Bullet-shaped [...]

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players

By |2019-05-08T13:56:54+01:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players The selection of subjects appearing on the relatively new silver foil format continues to increase with the arrival of cult card game Magic the Gathering. The New Zealand Mint has previously issued two 1oz silver coins, with a considerable gap between them, but neither seem to have set the market on fire [...]

[UPDATED] New renders of the second Twelve Labours of Hercules hint at an epic release

By |2019-05-07T20:02:24+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

[UPDATED] New renders of the second Twelve Labours of Hercules hint at an epic release Update: We've now received ArtCAM renders and as suspected, they point to an epic coin release. In the past, we've always been impressed with how these renders have transferred into a real world coin and these new images point to something quite special. The Twelve Labours of Hercules are a terrific idea [...]

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu’s proof coin series

By |2019-05-07T00:55:29+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, News Nuggets, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu's proof coin series The Simpsons, America's longest-running sitcom, and scripted primetime TV series, is represented again on the Perth Mint's fifth coin to feature Matt Groening's ultra-popular creation. Now 30 seasons old and with at least 2 more on the way, this animated juggernaut will surpass 700 episodes. Although its best seasons are behind it, the show [...]

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