Mik Woodgate

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June, 2017

Fascinating World of Birds series of proof silver coins from Niue continues with the Goldfinch

By | 2017-06-10T14:21:04+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Fascinating World of Birds series of proof silver coins from Niue continues with the Goldfinch Very similar in concept and execution to the horse themed series we looked at yesterday, The Fascinating World of Birds is another of those signature series of nature coins the Mint of Poland regularly issues for Niue Island. The latest coin depicts the Goldfinch and is the fifth in the series to [...]

Beast and trident fighters feature on the third pair of Gladiator coins in MDM’s fine silver series

By | 2017-06-09T13:52:52+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Beast and trident fighters feature on the third pair of Gladiator coins in MDM's fine silver series MDM's series of eight coins featuring some of the most popular types of fighting styles in the Ancient Roman gladiatorial world continues with the release of the third pair. Ostensibly the sequel to the nine-coin Norse Gods series released in 2016, this series features a very similar style of artwork [...]

Russian silver coin features the fortified Novospassky Monastery outside Moscow

By | 2017-06-08T11:47:18+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russian silver coin features the fortified Novospassky Monastery outside Moscow The Central Bank of Russia continues to release a fine selection of niche and interesting coins looking at the architecture and tumultuous history of this huge country. The last one we looked at was the Surp Kach monastery in the Crimea. The latest is a five-ounce proof silver coin featuring one of the fortified monasteries that circle [...]

African Leopard issued for Ghana is Scottsdale Mints latest wildlife-themed silver bullion coin

By | 2017-06-07T21:16:03+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Ghana, Scottsdale Mint|

African Leopard issued for Ghana is Scottsdale Mints latest wildlife-themed silver bullion coin Scottsdale Mint continue to keep us guessing as to the next of their well regarded limited mintage bullion coins and there's another jump in theme and issuer for their latest offering. Producers of a selection of such one-ounce silver bullion coins as the Cayman Islands Marlin and the Congo Silverback Gorilla, the Republic of [...]

Battles That Changed History series of silver coins launches with the Battle of Yorktown

By | 2017-06-07T13:10:10+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History series of silver coins launches with the Battle of Yorktown Apart from the plethora of licenced popular culture coins that are produced by the New Zealand Mint, they also release quite a few limited series themed around history or nature. One of the best and most popular of recent years seems to be their Warriors of History range. Antique-finished and with selective colour, [...]

Numismatic peek into Canada’s prehistoric past continues with the trilobite Ogygopsis

By | 2017-06-06T18:55:19+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Numismatic peek into Canada's prehistoric past continues with the trilobite Ogygopsis The second of the Royal Canadian Mint's excellent Ancient Canada trilogy of coins is released this month and delves further back down the evolutionary timeline from the first release. The trilobite is a popular choice for a coin, both the Mint of Poland and Coin Invest Trust having featured this incredible creature in their flagship nature [...]

Who you gonna call? The Perth Mint if you want a proof silver Ghostbusters coin…

By | 2017-06-05T23:04:23+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Who you gonna call? The Perth Mint if you want a proof silver Ghostbusters coin... There's never been a time when popular culture has emblazoned itself across so many precious metal coins as it has right now. From the obvious targets like Star Wars, Star Trek and Disney, right throught to smaller properties that are just marking anniversaries or popularity, the choice is wide and deep. New [...]

Norse Goddesses from the Perth Mint continues with Frigg, the second of three for 2017

By | 2017-06-06T00:13:30+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Norse Goddesses from the Perth Mint continues with Frigg, the second of three for 2017 The second of a trilogy of Norse Goddesses coins to be released through 2017 by the Perth Mint, Frigg is actually the 11th coin to debut in the Gods & Goddesses range. First launched in 2014 when Zeus swept into the marketplace and caused a frenzy, the series has quietened down considerably [...]

Royal Mints Queens Beasts proof series jumps ahead to the Unicorn of Scotland

By | 2017-06-05T15:38:50+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints Queens Beasts proof series jumps ahead to the Unicorn of Scotland The Queens Beasts proof series followed on relatively quickly from the beautiful bullion series when the Royal Mint debuted the proof Lion range back in December 2016. The bullion series has seen the Griffin of Edward III and the Red Dragon of Wales and many would expect proof versions to follow in the [...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is back with a limited run of one-kilo coloured silver coins

By | 2017-06-04T16:50:34+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is back with a limited run of one-kilo coloured silver coins It was only a couple of months ago that we looked at a set of ½-ounce coloured silver coins featuring the main characters from the new blockbuster Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but they're back again in vastly bigger form with this new one-kilo silver coin. Whereas [...]