Mik Woodgate

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January, 2019

Burning rubber! Art Mint adds a tyre to a coin to celebrate 130 years of Dunlop’s invention

By |2019-01-17T16:27:25+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Art Mint, Inserts, Science, Silver, Niue Island|

Burning rubber! Art Mint adds a tyre to a coin to celebrate 130 years of Dunlop's invention Producers of some pretty unique coins, Paris-based Art Mint have managed to pick up several awards for their innovative and beautifully struck issues over the last few years. They recently won the Peoples Choice Award at the 2018 Coin Constellation Awards in Moscow for their attractive Celestial Bodies: The Sun [...]

Updates to some profiles, the lunar superguide, and we’re now on Patreon

By |2019-01-16T16:22:46+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Updates to some profiles, the lunar superguide, and we're now on Patreon We're just starting to go through our guides to update them all, so if it seems a little quieter than usual, that's the reason. We use some of these guides to post new entrants to fine series without doing a specific news post.Groningen has been added to the Twelve Provinces Ducats series by the Royal Dutch [...]

Royal Mint launches five-coin fifty pence British Culture set of re-issues that sells out in a day

By |2019-01-15T15:13:17+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches five-coin fifty pence British Culture set of re-issues that sells out in a day It seems the British public have a previously unrecognised love affair with the good old 50 pence coin. Launched back in 1969 as the country switched over to the decimal system, the seven-sided coin was different in size and shape to the rest of the new coins. In recent years, [...]

John Mercanti and the Perth Mint collaborate on a fourth Wedge-Tailed Eagle bullion coin

By |2019-01-14T13:00:07+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti and the Perth Mint collaborate on a fourth Wedge-Tailed Eagle bullion coin While the Perth Mint now enjoys a regular release schedule of low mintage silver bullion coin designs, back in 2014 there was little more than the stalwart Lunar, Kookaburra and Koala ranges to satisfy collectors. The release of the first Wedge-tailed Eagle coin that year was unexpected and came with the added bonus [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Hephaestus, joins Ares and Poseidon in Numiartis’s outstanding Gods series

By |2019-01-10T18:42:38+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

EXCLUSIVE: Hephaestus, joins Ares and Poseidon in Numiartis's outstanding Gods series Numiartis and the Mint of Poland issued their Ares coin in early 2017, soon after our teaser render surfaced in December 2016. It debuted to universal praise and rapidly went on to become a huge hit on the aftermarket. How do you follow up a coin like that? With an even better one, of [...]

2018 was another poor year for bullion coin sales at the US Mint, but Perth shows positive signs

By |2019-01-08T20:37:31+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

2018 was another poor year for bullion coin sales at the US Mint, but Perth shows positive signs Time for a look at how well the United States Mint and the Perth Mint did in 2018 at shifting their gold and silver bullion products. Overall, the report card would read 'not great - but could have been worse'. The Perth Mint has shown greater resiliance in the [...]

Impressive first real-world image of the Mint of Poland’s new World Cultures – Kapala Skull coin

By |2019-01-08T18:23:05+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Impressive first real-world image of the Mint of Poland's new World Cultures - Kapala Skull coin One of several new issues from the Mint of Poland in 2018 that really impressed us, Kapala Skull is the debut release in the new World Cultures series of 2 oz silver coins. We first showed the usual early ArtCAM renders that this mint produces and we had little doubt, even back [...]

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver

By |2019-01-07T22:56:00+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver The biggest licence in coins is the New Zealand Mint's Disney franchise, for which the mint has been pumping out coins at a fair old pace recently. We've covered most of them, (we'll be cutting back a little in 2019 to increase variety), but there's no missing Sleeping Beauty's [...]

Scottsdale continue with Anguilla, the latest in their eight issue Caribbean bullion coin series

By |2019-01-07T12:02:36+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Anguilla, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale continue with Anguilla, the latest in their eight issue Caribbean bullion coin series The sixth issue in the eight-coin EC8 programme, Anguilla joins the others in being showcased on a pair of bullion coins and on a pair of similar coloured proofs. Just a single debut, after two were launched last time, and that leaves St. Lucia (with a flamingo design), and St. Vincent & The [...]

Perth Mint kicks off the new year with a selection of popular culture and event coins

By |2019-01-05T17:12:58+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint kicks off the new year with a selection of popular culture and event coins The first 2019 batch of releases from the ever popular Perth Mint is with us and as is traditional, it comprises the annual Happy Birthday, Wedding, and Newborn Baby coins. Tailor-made for the gift market, these are coloured proof silver coins in themed packaging and not aimed at the coin collector. An Opal [...]

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