Mik Woodgate

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July, 2018

Slovakia celebrates Jurkovic, one of its architectural masters, with a new proof silver coin

By |2018-07-20T16:03:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, People, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Slovakia celebrates Jurkovic, one of its architectural masters, with a new proof silver coin A new issue from the National Bank of Slovakia celebrates a master of Slovak architecture. An 18 gram silver coin, it looks decent, the portrait looking particularly well done, although the subject matter may be a little esoteric for audiences outside of his homeland. Struck by the Kremnica Mint, it carries an edge inscription [...]

Australian Emu bullion coin range expands with silver proof and gold bullion variants

By |2018-07-19T09:50:08+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Australian Emu bullion coin range expands with silver proof and gold bullion variants With the Perth Mint investing much time and effort in the burgeoning low-mintage silver bullion coin market, it makes sense for them to lever that work into appealing to as large a group of collectors as they can. As a result, they have taken their new Australian Emu bullion coin and released both a [...]

Artemisia Gentileschi is the latest Italian female artist to be immortalised in gold

By |2018-07-16T16:58:15+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Gold, IPZS Italy, Italy|

2018 ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI A series of fifth-ounce gold coins celebrating the history of women in Italian art, this €20 issue spotlights the work of Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th century Baroque painter now considered one of the best of her generation. A self portrait is reproduced on one face of the coin and a detail from one of her more famous works on the reverse. Neat enough for art fans, it's available [...]

No ‘All for one and one for all’ here. It takes four coins to tell the story of the Three Musketeers

By |2018-07-16T18:12:07+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Djibouti, MDM|

No 'All for one and one for all' here. It takes four coins to tell the story of the Three Musketeers One of the all time classical adventure novels, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas was written in 1844 and been turned into everything from stage plays and movies, to comics and video games in the 175 years since. Telling the story of a young adventurer in [...]

Silver Krugerrand adds itself to the list of silver bullions big guns in a diversifying market

By |2018-07-15T16:44:36+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

Silver Krugerrand adds itself to the list of silver bullions big guns in a diversifying market 2018 SILVER KRUGERRAND BU Probably the biggest event in the numismatic calendar last year, the debut of a silver version of the iconic Krugerrand bullion round after half a century led to massive bouts of speculation and unsustainable price rises. With a one million mintage (now declared at just 630,000 apparently), [...]

Silver Alert! Starship Enterprise joins Captain Kirk in the NZ Mint’s new miniature range

By |2018-07-15T14:04:54+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint|

Silver Alert! Starship Enterprise joins Captain Kirk in the NZ Mint's new miniature range The New Zealand Mint has dived right in with its new range of miniatures and has now added a pretty cool looking USS Enterprise to stand alongside the Captain Kirk statuette that was released a few months ago. Like the Kirk effort, this isn't a coin in any way, so has been produced [...]

A quiet week as we go for a little break

By |2018-07-09T21:19:26+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

A quiet week as we go for a little break We haven't had a break from the site for over four years as a quick look at our archive will tell you, but with the temperatures reaching uncomfortable highs here and the World Cup final games imminent, we can't think of a better time to have a week off. We'll be answering emails etc as usual, but there likely won't [...]

Twenty five years after its debut, the Australian Kangaroo series gets a beautiful anniversary release

By |2018-07-08T11:08:29+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Twenty five years after its debut, the Australian Kangaroo series gets a beautiful anniversary release Long a staple of the Royal Australian Mint, it was back in 1993 that its signature Kangaroo series began, one that continues to this day. The most recent issue was released last October and was the third of four coins in a subset called 'Seasons Change' - the fourth release is expected [...]

Ultra-classic debut of Batman in Detective Comics #27 is showcased on a premium silver foil

By |2018-07-08T11:53:48+00:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Banknote Style, NZ Mint|

Ultra-classic debut of Batman in Detective Comics #27 is showcased on a premium silver foil 2018 DETECTIVE COMICS #27 Considered the second most valuable comic book of all time, just behind the Superman debut in Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27 from May 1939 was the first ever appearance of one of popular cultures true giants - Batman. A comic character that long ago transcended the genre [...]

Meteorite Art heads to the Libyan desert with the third in this 5oz silver coin series

By |2018-07-06T17:39:24+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Chad, Moneda Nueva|

Meteorite Art heads to the Libyan desert with the third in this 5oz silver coin series With even a big mainstream producer like the Royal Canadian Mint getting in on the action, fragment-adorned meteorite coins continue to be popular and attract a good range of options for all price points. Leaning more towards the upper end of the market, Moneda Nueva have an excellent series of five-ounce [...]