Mik Woodgate

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May, 2018

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin

By | 2018-05-26T11:34:07+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin The National Bank of Poland (NBP) is continuing its series of coins showcasing some of the battles in Polands history where the home nation was very much the underdog. The second coin in the series, following one released last May featuring the Battle of Zadworze, it's struck in an ounce of [...]

Vesta, the second largest body in the asteroid belt, inspires new coins from Niue and Cook Islands

By | 2018-05-23T19:16:54+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Cook Islands, Mint of Poland, Numiscollect, Niue Island|

Vesta, the second largest body in the asteroid belt, inspires new coins from Niue and Cook Islands One of the most popular genres in modern coins over the last decade, meteorite coins also attract a very high standard of quality as well. Chief amongst them is Numiscollects 'Meteorites' and the Mint of Polands 'Solar System' ranges. Coincidentally, both have released their 2018 issues at the same time [...]

Ukraine’s beautiful Fauna in Cultural Monuments series updated with first two of three 2018 issues

By | 2018-05-22T10:43:42+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|

Ukraine's beautiful Fauna in Cultural Monuments series updated with first two of three 2018 issues Like Numiscollect's History of the Crusades and the National Bank of Poland's Treasures of Stanislaw August, the National Bank of Ukraine also have a series less well known to collectors that deserves a wider audience. Called Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine, it showcases how animals have been depicted [...]

Latvia launches a hexagonal honeycomb coin to showcase the importance of bees and honey

By | 2018-05-21T17:08:07+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Bank of Latvia, Silver, Latvia|

Latvia launches a hexagonal honeycomb coin to showcase the importance of bees and honey It was back in January 2017 that the Bank of Latvia launched a competition to create an innovative coin that would be released in 2018. Some 42 works were submitted for consideration and all were evaluated by the Coin Design Commission of Latvijas Banka. Chosen for the first prize was a work by [...]

Gdansk Cathedral’s famous organ is showcased on the Mint of Poland’s new windowed silver coin

By | 2018-05-20T15:00:53+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Gdansk Cathedral's famous organ is showcased on the Mint of Poland's new windowed silver coin The Mint of Poland has released a new two-ounce silver coin showing off the famous Oliwa Organ that resides in the archcathedral in Gdansk on Polands Baltic coast. Built in the closing decade of the sixteenth century, this 17.7m high and 107m long structure is the longest Cistercian church in the [...]

Deals page now live. Check out offers from our advertisers

By | 2018-05-20T14:08:23+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Deals page now live. Check out offers from our advertisers On the menu you will now see a new option called COIN DEALS. This is a new page that we'll place any deals that our advertisers are offering. There could be discounts, freebies or whatever else they're offering, so keep an eye on it and there may be something that catches your eye. We've tried this before and we're giving [...]

World exclusive. SK Bullion release their first collectors coin with Asiatic Lion Skull in high relief

By | 2018-05-18T13:33:07+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Niue Island, SK Bullion|

World exclusive. SK Bullion release their first collectors coin with Asiatic Lion Skull in high relief Singapore-based bullion coin dealer SK Bullion has taken things to the next step with the launch of their first collectible silver coin. The debut issue in a new series called The Beasts Skull, these two-ounce fine silver coins look at some of the endangered wildlife species that populate the Asian subcontinent. [...]

Royal Mint expands its bullion coin offerings with a gold Two Dragons and the third silver Landmarks of Britain

By | 2018-05-17T22:55:48+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint expands its bullion coin offerings with a gold Two Dragons and the third silver Landmarks of Britain The Royal Mint is increasing its presence in the international gold and silver bullion coin markets with yet more new issues. Uncharacteristically for the mint, the last couple of years has seen a much bigger range of choice from the usual Britannia and Sovereigns that have served them [...]

Tanzanian Rare Wildlife two-ounce silver coin series continues with the Lion in high relief

By | 2018-05-17T00:57:41+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Tanzania|

Tanzanian Rare Wildlife two-ounce silver coin series continues with the Lion in high relief While the Rare Wildlife series has ostensibly been running for five issues, we think it fair to say that in its current form the series launched in 2016. That would make the coin we're looking at today the third to be issued, following the excellent Black Panther and Bengal Tiger coins. It was [...]

Second of three Swiss steamboat coins shows off the classic lines of La Suisse in Lake Geneva

By | 2018-05-15T18:56:15+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Second of three Swiss steamboat coins shows off the classic lines of La Suisse in Lake Geneva Following on from last years debut in their three-issue set of Swiss Steamboats silver coins, the Swiss Mint is launching the second of the trilogy. Also designed by Ueli Colombi, the Swiss marine artist responsible for Steamboat Uri in 2017, Steamboat La Suisse is another look at a rare classic ship in [...]