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November, 2018

Scottsdale at it again, with first in a striking series of East Asian mythology bullion coins called Four Guardians

By |2018-11-16T15:11:26+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gold, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale at it again, with a striking series of East Asian mythology bullion coins called Four Guardians It's been a manic year at Scottsdale Mint given what has been a wide and varied program of bullion coin releases. The Fiji Mermaid, Cayman Islands Marlin, Congo Silverback, Samoan Seahorse, the Chinese Dragon for Cameroon,  and the Ghanaian Leopard have all brought some cool design to the limited run [...]

Disney bullion coin range grows with the addition of a Mickey Mouse 90th anniversary design

By |2018-11-14T22:13:59+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney bullion coin range grows with the addition of a Mickey Mouse 90th anniversary design This year is the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse and the New Zealand Mint has been marking the occasion with a full range of numismatics and more. One thing missing was a bullion coin, but even that niche is now filled with the debut of a new pair  to join their previous issues [...]

Armenia and the Mint of Poland expand porcelain coin range with innovative new series

By |2018-11-14T21:25:24+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Armenia, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland|

Armenia and the Mint of Poland expand porcelain coin range with innovative new series Back in the latter half of 2015, the Mint of Poland debuted a very unusual coin targeted at lovers of porcelain. As its base it took one of the mints regular 17.5 gram proof silver coins and attached to its front a tiny miniature replica of the extraordinarily expensive Qianlong Vase. Specially fired [...]

Star Wars The Force Awakens appears on silver foils for the first time with a new series from Niue

By |2018-11-13T21:33:06+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars The Force Awakens appears on silver foils for the first time with a new series from Niue Unless you've been living under a numismatic-free rock for the last few years, you'll no doubt be aware of the New Zealand Mint's expansive Star Wars range. From the superb Classic Star Wars character series - now 14 coins old - to colour coins for the new movies, [...]

Ooooooh Bahnahnah!! The Minions wish you a numismatic seasonal greeting from the beach in Niue

By |2018-11-12T14:29:28+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island|

Ooooooh Bahnahnah!! The Minions wish you a numismatic seasonal greeting from the beach in Niue There are usually quite a few Christmas coins hitting stores around this time and many producers, especially national mints from around the world, will release a coin to celebrate. This year has seen some interesting issues that tie in with the increase in popular culture licencing. The NZ Mint debuted [...]

Today is the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The Royal Mint remembers.

By |2018-11-11T12:19:33+00:00November 11th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Today is the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The Royal Mint remembers. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A time that has resonated throughout popular conciousness over the last century and the time that the First World War, also called the Great War, came to an end. A brutal war the likes of which had never been [...]

Sell out AC/DC coins joined by a new vinyl-style Highway To Hell silver foil from CIT

By |2018-11-08T22:23:45+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Sell out AC/DC coins joined by a new vinyl-style Highway To Hell silver foil from CIT Now I can't say I'm an AC/DC fan personally, but it's clear this is an absolute juggernaut of a band. A long history and strong catalogue of hit albums ensure they're one of the greats. Depsite that, we were surprised to see AC/DC coins from both CIT Coin Invest [...]

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang

By |2018-11-08T14:35:05+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang With the addition of these three new issues at the Beijing International Coin Exposition, CIT's Skyline Dollar series is now thirteen issues big. A range that CIT used to help bring the new silver coin note format to popular attention, it seems to be quite popular and a nice way to get banknote [...]

CIT debut a gilded version of its innovative dimensional lunar pig for the Beijing coin show

By |2018-11-08T14:35:45+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Gilded, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

CIT debut a gilded version of its innovative dimensional lunar pig for the Beijing coin show 2019 GILDED JOLLY PIG Probably our favourite lunar pig coin to be released so far, CIT Coin Invest launched the Silver Jolly Pig earlier this year and it was something quite different. A full dimensional coin - basically one that is sculpted in all directions - it was [...]

Sixth in the Mint of Poland’s excellent meteorite series features the ancient Upheaval Dome impact site

By |2018-11-08T09:20:40+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Sixth in the Mint of Poland's excellent meteorite series features the ancient Upheaval Dome impact site Some of our favourite coins of the last few years have been those featuring meteorites. Always an interesting subject anyway, the combination of geological design and meteorite fragment has certainly gained its fanbase. Several producers have dabbled in the market, but the two big guns are CIT Coin Invest, who have been [...]

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