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March, 2019

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons

By |2019-03-18T19:49:21+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons Following the Red Dragon of the Britons that was released last November, the NZ Mint has launched the second of its Mythical Dragons two-ounce silver coins. Jumping continents from Europe to Asia, this issue depicts the tale of The Four Dragons from Chinese mythology. A subject with a heavy presence in numismatic [...]

Art Mint debuts its fifth Mandala silver coin with Gothic, possibly the series finest release yet

By |2019-03-18T11:13:39+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Art Mint|

Art Mint debuts its fifth Mandala silver coin with Gothic, possibly the series finest release yet Launched early in 2015, Art Mint's beautiful new Kalachakra Mandala coin was a big hit, selling out in very quick order. It was something quite new, depicting the concentric, symmetrical patterns of the ancient meditative design with great detail - a very elegant piece of work with its Swarovski crystal embedded [...]

East India Company reissues St Helena Spade Guinea for its 2019 silver bullion coin range

By |2019-03-15T21:31:34+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

East India Company reissues St Helena Spade Guinea for its 2019 silver bullion coin range The East India Company (EIC) have relaunched their one-ounce silver Spade Guinea bullion coin today, aimed at those who appreciate classic historical design instead of the nature or popular culture designs that have become so prevalent recently. Joining the widely lauded Queens Beasts by the Royal Mint, as well as [...]

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins

By |2019-03-14T16:07:23+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins A new bullion coin in 1oz silver and 1oz gold is now available in limited quantities from the Perth Mint and it's a copy of the latest Lucas Bowers designed proof coins that debuted just a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing  fifty years ago, it does, like [...]

AllCollect join the limited mintage silver bullion coin field with the multi-finish Predators ‘Canis Lupus’

By |2019-03-13T20:28:58+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Allcollect, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

AllCollect join the limited mintage silver bullion coin field with the multi-finish Predators 'Canis Lupus' Throwing their hat in the ring with a new limited mintage bullion coin, German commemorative coin producer, AllCollect, are trying something different from their usual mid-high end output with this new issue. Known for some quite esoteric and unusual designs, AllCollect have forged a good reputation amongst collectors, being one of the [...]

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin

By |2019-03-12T22:40:06+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin Last March 14th was a particularly sad day when it was announced that one of the world's greatest visionaries, pProfessor Stephen Hawking, had passed away. In 1961, at the age of just 23, Hawking was told he had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a particularly nasty, fatal, and rapidly progressing disease [...]

Cameroon tackles the multi-armed, elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for its second World Cultures coin

By |2019-03-11T22:33:45+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Cameroon tackles the multi-armed, elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for its second World Cultures coin After our reveal of the beautiful Kapala Skull coin last September, followed by a first look at an actual coin just two months ago, we're very fortunate to be able to bring you the second of the Mint of Poland's 'World Cultures' coins. This series has a more open theme than many of [...]

Incredible 18th century Polish ossuary is the subject of skull-laden Mint of Poland silver coin

By |2019-03-10T20:36:02+00:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Incredible 18th century Polish ossuary is the subject of skull-laden Mint of Poland silver coin Ossuaries are strange constructs. In use in various forms for over five millenia, right back to the Persian Zoroastrians, an ossuary, at least those on a larger scale, is a site or building used for the collection of human skeletal remains, the purpose of which is respectful rest. Europe is a particularly [...]

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins

By |2019-03-07T23:28:11+00:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci is no stranger to the coin world and it's easy to see why. A huge body of incredible artwork and astounding inventions are a veritable visual feast and make splendid numismatics. To date, the vast majority of coins featuring the mans work [...]

Canada captures the moment a Hadrosaur takes a first look at its new Cretaceous habitat

By |2019-03-06T20:05:41+00:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada captures the moment a Hadrosaur takes a first look at its new Cretaceous habitat Obviously, with our well known love of palaeontology, there was no way we were missing this coin and as we've been a little slack on reporting Canadian coins of late, here it is - Dinosaurs. The Royal Canadian Mint has quite a decent history of releasing coins themed around prehistoric life, having [...]

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