Mik Woodgate

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April, 2017

Star Wars 40th anniversary celebrated with new classic movie poster silver coin series

By | 2017-04-25T08:16:22+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars 40th anniversary celebrated with new classic movie poster silver coin series The New Zealand Mint are increasing the choice of Star Wars themed commemorative coins with the launch of a whole new series. Standing alongside their Star Wars: A Force Awakens, Rogue One, and the flagship Classic Star Wars range, the 40th Anniversary Poster series is a new direction for the franchise. Instead of concentrating [...]

St Peters Basilica is the first of Mauquoy’s Infinity Minting hand finished silver coins

By | 2017-04-24T16:23:19+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Allcollect, Silver, Benin|

St Peters Basilica is the first of Mauquoy's Infinity Minting hand finished silver coins We've previously covered a coin struck by Mauquoy in Belgium and it was an excellent and ambitious piece showing a lion portrait. This new release is a move away from the extreme levels of high relief used on that coin, but not a move away from high-relief itself. Collectors who loved the Lion coin will [...]

Italian Mint launches Hadrian, the first issue in a new Roman Emperors series of 3g gold coins

By | 2017-04-22T17:22:16+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Gold, History, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italian Mint launches Hadrian, the first issue in a new Roman Emperors series of 3g gold coins A new series from the Italian Mint (IPZS) is always something to look forward to, especially when it celebrates the people, deeds, art and architecture of one of the worlds' most impressive empires, that of the Ancient Romans. Choosing to issue the coins in gold is also a pleasant change, [...]

Melbourne Mint is back with a monster five-ounce silver Tyrannosaurus Rex proof coin

By | 2017-04-20T19:03:02+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Melbourne Mint, Tuvalu|

Melbourne Mint is back with a monster five-ounce silver Tyrannosaurus Rex proof coin Regular readers will know we have our favourite themes here. Popular subjects like architectural and ancient mythology are popular here also, but one we think is still a touch under-represented in modern numismatics is a personal favourite, prehistoric life. A few mints dabble semi-regularly, MCI-Mint in Germany and the Royal Canadian Mint spring to [...]

Dead Men Tell No Tales, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 hits the proof silver coin world

By | 2017-04-19T15:54:44+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Dead Men Tell No Tales, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 hits the proof silver coin world Heavily into popular culture and movie franchise coins as they are, it's no surprise that the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie due out next month is being given the proof silver coin treatment by the New Zealand Mint. Heavily involved with the Disney-owned Star Wars [...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 joins the growing selection of Marvel Universe silver coins

By | 2017-04-19T21:18:47+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Cook Islands|

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 joins the growing selection of Marvel Universe silver coins If there can be anything that the word phenomenon can be applied to in the movie world, it's the success of the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). After decades of failing to repeat the critical acclaim that DC enjoyed with its early Christopher Reeve Superman and Michael Keaton Batman movies, a new direction [...]

The Perth Mint have released the 2014 Saltwater Crocodile bullion coin for 2017 in gold and half ounce silver

By | 2017-04-19T09:30:24+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint have released the 2014 Saltwater Crocodile bullion coin for 2017 in gold and half ounce silver The Perth mint continues with its recent run of new bullion products with a re-release of the old 2014 Saltwater Crocodile silver coin. Popular on its debut, the coin was launched in a one-ounce 0.999 silver format with a one million coin mintage. Fast forward to today and [...]

Copernicus, a giant of science, is commemorated for his economic achievements on Poland’s latest coin

By | 2017-04-15T15:10:23+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: People, Silver, Science, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Copernicus, a giant of science, is commemorated for his economic achievements on Poland's latest coin Polish state bank, Narodowy Bank Polski, has inaugurated a new series of proof sterling silver coins celebrating The Great Polish Economists. While on the surface it isn't a particularly gripping theme, we were pleasantly surprised by the subject of the first coin, the giant of European Renaissance scientific thinking, Nicolaus Copernicus. As [...]

Queen Guinevere coin joins King Arthur in Choice Mint’s impressive look at the Camelot legends

By | 2017-04-17T19:18:40+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Choice Mint, Cook Islands|

Queen Guinevere coin joins King Arthur in Choice Mint's impressive look at the Camelot legends With two hit series now running simultaneously, Choice Mint are concentrating on making new entrants into them as excellent as possible. Their first range was called Legends of Asgard and a third coin is due out around the middle of the year featuring the frost giant Ymir. The second series is centred [...]

Site Updates: New and revised Coin Series Profiles, fixed Bullion Profile

By | 2017-04-16T18:19:39+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: New and revised Coin Series Profiles, fixed Bullion Profile More site updates. Some new stuff and some fixes to existing articles; A Coin Series Profile to the Royal Dutch Mints Twelve Provinces Silver Ducats is now live. A Coin Series Profile to MDM's excellent Roman Gladiators antique silver coin series is now live. Our extensive Silver Bullion Profile to the Perth Mints Lunar Series I  is now fixed [...]