Mik Woodgate

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November, 2017

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam

By | 2017-11-23T14:33:48+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam The Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam) is a complete ring of fortifications extending more than 135 km around the city of Amsterdam and is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling local water bodies. Built between 1883 and 1920, a ring of 45 forts, along with [...]

The 2018 Rwandan African Ounce adds the Giraffe for its tenth annual silver bullion coin release

By | 2017-11-23T00:35:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Rwanda|

The 2018 Rwandan African Ounce adds the Giraffe for its tenth annual silver bullion coin release The popular Rwandan African Ounce silver bullion coin is now ten years old as the 2018 coin design is revealed. Launching in 2008 with a gorilla design, the series began with some very low numbers and has picked up steam over the few years since. A little later than usual, the [...]

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art

By | 2017-11-22T15:30:10+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art One of the most impressive and well-loved feats in natural history literature, John James Audobon's epic Birds of America book is also one of the most sought after works in history. Even at the time of publication it was much admired. King George IV of Britain and the French monarchy were subscribers [...]

Italy celebrates 60 years of the ultra-iconic Fiat 500 city car with a new silver coin release

By | 2017-11-20T23:49:23+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Science, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy celebrates 60 years of the ultra-iconic Fiat 500 city car with a new silver coin release Surprisingly given their ubiquitous nature, cars are a relative rarity on modern precious metal commemorative coins. Leave it up to Italy, the home of some of the worlds most famous sports car builders, to drop a cool, car coin on the market then. For all that people admire the Ferrari [...]

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set

By | 2017-11-20T23:51:20+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, Gold, Nature, Coin Invest Trust, Tanzania|

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set When is a coin not a coin? It’s a question we often see opinions on as minting technology has allowed ever more ambitious designs to appear for sale. There are the hardcore collectors who believe that a coin should be round and cleanly struck. In our opinion that’s too narrow a [...]

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set

By | 2017-11-20T17:51:43+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: History, People, Silver, Cook Islands, Downies|

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set One of the worlds foremost explorers, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy is famed for making three epic voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Credited with the first recorded European contact with the Hawaiian Islands and the east coast of Australia, as well as the first circumnavigation of New Zealand, Cook sailed [...]

One in the eye for Harold! Battle of Hastings is the latest pivotal battle in the Niue silver coin series

By | 2017-11-19T22:30:22+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

One in the eye for Harold! Battle of Hastings is the latest pivotal battle in the Niue silver coin series Time for the fourth coin in the New Zealand Mints successor series to its Warriors of History series - Battles That Changed History. With the first three coins set in a period of just 35 years from 1781 to 1815, we're finally heading back to a whole [...]

Parisian producer, Art Mint debuts its beautiful Celestial Bodies range of silver coins

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:46+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Art Mint, Coloured, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Niue Island|

Parisian producer Art Mint debuts its beautiful Celestial Bodies range of silver coins We first saw images of this new series from Art Mint way back in Berlin in February. The three coin part gilded series was called Celestial Bodies and featured stylised representations of the sun and the moon. Fast forward to today and the series has arrived in a newly enhance format and with some [...]

Austria continues its historical Maria Theresa silver coin series with Justice & Character

By | 2017-11-16T15:32:01+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: History, Austrian Mint, People, Silver|

Austria continues its four-coin historical Maria Theresa silver coin series with Justice & Character A classic in the numismatic world, the Maria Theresa thaler (MTT) was first minted in 1741 and this silver bullion coin remained currency in the Austrian Empire until 1858. It continued to be used for far longer as a standard trade coin and many other countries began to mint them, including mints in [...]

Royal Wedding anniversary celebrated by Ascension Island in huge style with a 70-ounce coin

By | 2017-11-15T13:04:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: History, Ascension Island, Gilded, People, Inserts, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

Royal Wedding anniversary celebrated by Ascension Island in huge style with a 70-ounce coin An incredible feat for any couple but a staggeringly rare one for a sitting monarch, a platinum wedding anniversary marks seven decades of commitment. Queen Elizabeth II is one of the worlds longest-ever serving monarchs, and probably one of the most admired. Her marriage to Prince Philip has been in the spotlight for [...]