Mik Woodgate

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April, 2017

British Lions rugby team is off to New Zealand and the NZ Post marks it with a new silver coin

By | 2017-04-15T20:13:27+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Sport, NZ Post, New Zealand|

British Lions rugby team is off to New Zealand and the NZ Post marks it with a new silver coin One of those sports that is hugely popular amongst Commonwealth countries, rugby continues to grow in viewership worldwide. The Rugby World Cup back in 2015 attracted numismatic interest, indeed the Monnaie de Paris effort, the first domed oval strike in numismatics, was one of the hits of [...]

Scottsdale launch chunky silver bullion coin for Congo featuring the Water Buffalo

By | 2017-04-14T10:31:26+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale launch chunky silver bullion coin for Congo featuring the Water Buffalo Scottsdale Mint have expanded their range of big silver bullion coins with the launch of a new one issued for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Much like their other Egyptian themed series, these are chunky coins with multi-ounce weights. Struck in 100g of fine 0.999 silver, just over three ounces, the design depicts the water [...]

Pobjoy expands its new British Virgin Islands bullion range with a JFK silver coin

By | 2017-04-13T20:24:49+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, People, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy expands its new British Virgin Islands bullion range with a JFK silver coin With Isle of Man coins now being handled by Tower Mint and Coin Invest Trust, the British Pobjoy Mint has redirected its talents to another of its many client states, the British Virgin Islands. The first silver bullion fruits of their labours appeared in the form of the Pegasus one-ounce silver coin. Limited [...]

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts

By | 2017-04-12T13:36:41+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Silver, Benin, Congo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger|

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts The commemorative coin market relies heavily on smaller countries around the world allowing them to be issued in their name. It's a mutually beneficial agreement that brings in much needed income in many cases (Niue Island has a population of less than 2,000, for example) and on the flipside allows a greater [...]

The historical influence of the lion on Ukrainian monuments is showcased on latest silver coin

By | 2017-04-12T01:16:19+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Gilded, History, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|

The historical influence of the lion on Ukrainian monuments is showcased on latest silver coin Fauna in Cultural monuments of Ukraine is an attractive silver coin series now in its second year. With three coins launched in 2016 and a coin that debuted just last month, this new release is the fifth to appear to date. A sixth coin will appear next month and feature the influence [...]

Two more forms of Gladiator join MDM’s eight coin series as it reaches the half way mark

By | 2017-04-12T10:22:23+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Two more forms of Gladiator join MDM's eight coin series as it reaches the half way mark The sequel to the nine-coin Norse Gods series released in 2016, Gladiators is an eight coin range of coins with an identical specification. Struck in high-relief and with an antique finish, these two-ounce fine silver coins depict the various classes of gladiator that fought for the enjoyment of the Ancient [...]

Moneda Nueva debut their third silver kilo art-architectural coin, the Mayan city of Uxmal

By | 2017-04-11T10:30:06+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Chad, Moneda Nueva|

Moneda Nueva debut their third silver kilo art-architectural coin, the Mayan city of Uxmal For the third time in four years, Spanish producer Moneda Nueva is releasing a coin in its kilogram weighted silver architectural series. Following the superb Taj Mahal coin in 2014 and last years equally fine Angkor Wat coin, the producer is launching Uxmal for 2017. The format is one familiar to collectors of [...]

Madame de Pompadour is the second of three 2017 coins in the outstanding Women of France series

By | 2017-04-10T18:28:54+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Gold, History, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Madame de Pompadour is the second of three 2017 coins in the outstanding Women of France series The natural sucessor to AgAuNEWS favourite series From Clovis to Republic, Women of France takes a look at the females that have influenced France over the last millenium. Designed by modern French icon, Christian Lacroix, the coins continue with a very cool method of striking a coin that simulates the old hammered [...]

Mickey Through the Ages continues with Delayed Date gold and silver proof coin range

By | 2017-04-10T09:59:14+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mickey Through the Ages continues with Delayed Date gold and silver proof coin range Mickey Through the Ages continues into its second year of releases with the second coin of 2017, Delayed Date. Like the New Zealand Mint's Classic Disney coins, Mickey Through the Ages delves into the history of this ultra-iconic company, in this case focusing on its most famous creation. Four coins were released last [...]

March is over, US & Perth Mint’s bullion sales graphs updated and the pain continues

By | 2017-04-09T12:52:36+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

March is over, US & Perth Mint's bullion sales graphs updated and the pain continues Time to update the bullion sales graphs from the United States and Perth mints. It will be a while before we get the numbers for the Royal Canadian mint and even then it will only be until the end of 2016. All in all, another less than stellar month in a market seemingly disconnected from the the [...]