Mik Woodgate

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February, 2019

Stunning Zhao Yun coin from the Mint of Poland brings Ancient Chinese warrior to life in style

By |2019-02-15T19:52:59+00:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive! Stunning Zhao Yun coin from the Mint of Poland brings Ancient Chinese warrior to life in style We're not quite sure how the Mint of Poland has managed to maintain such a high standard of design for its numerous ancient history/mythology themed coins, but the fact remains it has done so. With such outstanding coins as Ares, Anubis, the White Horse of the Apocalypse and more, they've [...]

The Mint of Poland apply their dimensional coin experience to the Ancient Roman Colosseum

By |2019-02-14T21:54:52+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Mint of Poland apply their dimensional coin experience to the Ancient Roman Colosseum Having a long history with truly dimensional silver coin designs, the annual World Money Fair issues are eagerly awaited, and have been since the debut of the beautiful Fortuna Redux coin around half a decade ago. It's easy to stick something to the face of a regular coin and call it [...]

Australia takes a poignant look at nocturnal species with a nickel and gold plated coin series

By |2019-02-13T23:55:58+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Gilded, Nature, Royal Canadian Mint|

Australia takes a poignant look at vanished species with a nickel and gold plated coin series Australia's quirky wildlife is no stranger to modern coins. On the contrary, the Perth Mint has done its best to make sure we know all about it, but the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) has always been a close second. The latter is now adding to its catalogue with a trio of [...]

Niue Island issues Starfish, the first in it’s ultra high relief World of Fossils series of silver coins

By |2019-02-12T20:01:23+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Niue Island issues Starfish, the first in it's ultra high relief World of Fossils series of silver coins We're biased here when it comes to coins about prehistoric life. The first issue we ever covered at AgAuNEWS back in June 2013 was the Austrian Mints new Prehistoric Life: Back from the Dead, and we eagerly jump on new ones when they appear. Fortunately, the Mint of Poland [...]

High times ahead! Numiscollect journey back to the Swingin’ Sixties with their latest cannabis coin

By |2019-02-11T20:32:09+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Benin, Silver, Numiscollect|

High times ahead! Numiscollect journey back to the Swingin' Sixties with their latest cannabis coin One of the more unusual themes for a series of precious metal commemorative coins, Cannabis is nevertheless a large part of popular culture today, and has been for the last six decades. The modern roots of this growth in popularity is without doubt the 1960's. A period of social change [...]

South African Mint expands bullion choice with a very limited Big Five ‘Elephant’ silver issue

By |2019-02-10T22:28:23+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

South African Mint expands bullion choice with a very limited Big Five 'Elephant' silver issue After the big news in 2017 of the first ever issue of a silver Krugerrand, we wondered if its success would lead to more choice from this South African mint. The relatively recent release of a superb dinosaur-themed bullion coin called Archosauria suggested the South African Mint had enhanced plans for the [...]

CIT’s superb Revolutionaries series adds Karl Marx and we have a new Coin Series Profile up

By |2019-02-09T21:59:12+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Gold, People, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

CIT's superb Revolutionaries series adds Karl Marx and we have a new Coin Series Profile up 2019 KARL MARX A range of coins I've always had a lot of time for, after seeing the superb smartminted re-issue of the Chinggis Khan coin at the 2016 World Money Fair in Berlin, Revolutionaries is, on the surface, a simple 1oz silver coin series. It depicts famous, or infamous, revolutionary [...]

MDM@WMF: Translucent Treasures 5oz silver coin series commences with the iconic Eiffel Tower

By |2019-02-08T19:00:28+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Inserts, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM@WMF: Translucent Treasures 5oz silver coin series commences with the iconic Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower in Paris, despite its popularity, hasn't been an overly used subject in the modern coin world. The Monnaie de Paris has featured it, of course, and the British Pobjoy Mint produced an unusual piece actually shaped like the monument back in 2014, but in general, it doesn't appear anywhere near as [...]

Royal Australian Mint’s domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun

By |2019-02-06T15:10:38+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint's domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun The last in the Royal Australian Mints latest domed astronomy coin series is now with us. Titled The Earth & Beyond it's a three coin series showing of the Earth, the Moon, and now, the Sun. Collectors of the hit Southern Sky series and its follow ons will no doubt love this [...]

LPM and the Perth Mints Marvel-themed silver bullion coin series is back with Captain America

By |2019-02-06T07:46:08+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

LPM and the Perth Mints Marvel-themed silver bullion coin series is back with Captain America 2019 MARVEL SERIES: CAPTAIN AMERICA LPM's Perth Mint struck silver bullion coin series is back for a sixth issue as it works it way through Marvels giant pantheon of characters. After Spiderman, Thor, Black Panther, Iron Man, and Deadpool, the series is back with old goody two-shoes himself, Captain America. [...]

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