Mik Woodgate

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December, 2018

Tower of London is celebrated on a new four-coin Royal Mint collection starting with the ravens

By |2018-12-18T14:10:30+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Tower of London is celebrated on a new four-coin Royal Mint collection starting with the ravens Amongst the most iconic structures in the British capital, the Tower of London can trace its history back almost a millenium. The White Tower at its centre was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and housed its first prisoner, the Norman Bishop of Durham, Ranulf Flambard, just a few years [...]

Austrian Mint celebrates 825 years of the Vienna Mint with the first of a new silver bullion coin trio

By |2018-12-17T17:41:52+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, History, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

Austrian Mint celebrates 825 years of the Vienna Mint with the first of a new silver bullion coin trio One of the big guns in the bullion coin world since its debut in 1989, the Philharmonic has been very successful for the Austrian Mint. Silver joined the gold range in 2008, and platinum was added to the line-up in 2016. However, despite competitors like the Royal Canadian [...]

Seize the coin. Carpe Diem is immortalised on Art Mint’s latest innovative silver coin

By |2018-12-14T20:19:56+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Art Mint, Inserts, Silver, Niue Island|

Seize the coin. Carpe Diem is immortalised on Art Mint's latest innovative silver coin "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero". The full version of the famous latin phrase means"seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future." Of course, there are multiple translations, but the general gist is encapsulated perfectly as one suggesting what you CAN do now is better than what you MAY be [...]

The Scottsdale bullion tsunami continues with the first in their new Samurai Archives silver series

By |2018-12-13T11:38:19+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Coloured, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

The Scottsdale bullion tsunami continues with the first in their new Samurai Archives silver series Every time we think Scottsdale are winding down for the holidays they surprise us with another bullion coin release. To say they've issued an impressive selection of offerings throughout 2018 would be an understatement. From low mintage run coins, to some bigger volume items, there seems to be something that appeals to [...]

Karnak is the fourth subject in Moneda Nueva’s heavyweight ancient architecture coin series

By |2018-12-13T00:51:07+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Chad, Moneda Nueva|

Karnak is the fourth subject in Moneda Nueva's heavyweight ancient architecture coin series The iconic Indian temple the Taj Mahal, the enigmatic Cambodian ruins at Angkor Wat, and the Mexican city of Uxmal have all been chosen as subjects for Moneda Nueva's flagship series of one-kilogram silver coins. Impressive pieces, with very exclusive mintages of just 100 pieces, they join CIT Coin Invest at the top of [...]

Forget a coin about chess when you can have chess on a coin! Art Mint goes for checkmate

By |2018-12-11T16:02:57+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Art Mint, Coloured, Sport, Silver, Niue Island|

Forget a coin about chess when you can have chess on a coin! Art Mint goes for checkmate There have been a few attempts to incorporate a coin into a board game, the most recent one that we can remember being CIT's The Treasure of the Cruel Captain. While that was a large base metal piece that really stretched the limits of being called a coin, this [...]

Germania silver bullion returns with a limited mintage pair of innovative new variants

By |2018-12-10T13:11:13+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Germania Mint|

Germania silver bullion returns with a limited mintage pair of innovative new variants It's fair to say since its debut in September that that the new Germania 1oz silver bullion round has been a big hit. One look at the coin will tell you why, because it's a beautiful piece. The design of both faces is top notch. The personification of Germania in female form on the [...]

African Ounce silver and gold bullion coins are back for the 11th year with the ‘Big Bird’ Shoebill

By |2018-12-09T13:05:56+00:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Rwanda|

African Ounce silver and gold bullion coins are back for the 11th year with the 'Big Bird' Shoebill Now heading into its second decade of production, the Rwandan African Ounce sees its eleventh issue with the launch of the Shoebill. Also called the Whalehead, this very large and unusual-looking bird is found all over tropical East Africa. Standing as tall as 1.5 metres and weighing [...]

Royal Australian Mint debuts a new bullion coin featuring the Bottlenose Dolphin in silver and gold

By |2018-12-07T18:01:21+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint debuts a new bullion coin featuring the Bottlenose Dolphin in silver and gold It seems that more and more of the world's mints are chasing low mintage bullion coin sales. Whereas the market used to consist of a relatively limited choice of high, or even ultra-high mintage offerings from the big players, there's now a huge choice of small run coins with mintages in [...]

Coca Cola kicks off 2019 with a limited run one-ounce silver bullion coin featuring Santa

By |2018-12-06T09:27:47+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Coca Cola kicks off 2019 with a limited run one-ounce silver bullion coin featuring Santa Scottsdale have surprised yet again with another all-new 1oz silver bullion coin. After a stellar year in which they've released lots of interesting and well-realised bullion, they've gone the licenced route this time out with a Coca-Cola coin. Now, we've already seen a hugely popular Coke issue this time last year with [...]

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