Mik Woodgate

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October, 2017

A striking portrait of reformer Martin Luther is the latest demonstration of smartminting prowess

By | 2017-10-08T18:46:55+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Coin Invest Trust|

A striking portratit of reformer Martin Luther is the latest demonstration of smartminting prowess It's become clear to collectors that the smartminting process developed by Coin Invest Trust (CIT) and B.H. Mayer has brought new levels of relief and/or detail to the numismatic world. There are a growing range of coins garnering much admiration for their sheer quality. Some lean more towards detail, but there's a small [...]

Cameroon and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series ‘Carved Skulls and Bones’

By | 2017-10-10T09:23:50+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Cameroon and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series 'Carved Skulls and Bones' A pernennial image in culture from Neolithic times right up to the modern world, the human skull has been used to represent everything from love to dread. The recent discovery of carved human skulls in a 12,000 year old temple in southeastern Turkey, which predates even most forms of agriculture, [...]

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is 80 years old and Niue celebrates with gold and silver coins

By | 2017-10-07T20:16:16+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is 80 years old and Niue celebrates with gold and silver coins The Disney coin juggernaut continues on with a celebration of one of the most important movies in the whole of Disney history - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The first animated full-length feature film from this iconic studio, the story of Snow White was adapted from one of the tales [...]

Royal Canadian Mint adds to its cutout nature coin series with the Whooping crane

By | 2017-10-05T23:54:47+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Royal Canadian Mint adds to its cutout nature coin series with the Whooping crane The second of a series of coins looking at Canadian wildlife, something the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) does regularly, this particular range employs a couple of techniques to lift them away from the usual output of this prolific coin producer. While sticking with a cleanly-struck style and thus eschewing any form of colouring, [...]

Seasons Change into summer for the iconic kangaroo on the third of the silver coin series

By | 2017-10-05T23:21:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Seasons Change into summer for the iconic kangaroo on the third of the silver coin series A regular appearance on the numismatic calendar for over two decades, the Royal Australian Mint’s (RAM) Kangaroo Series is a popular premium silver coin series. While fellow Australian coin producer the Perth Mint uses the kangaroo extensively in its varied bullion programmes, the RAM keeps this iconic Antipodean creature for better [...]

Battles That Changed History goes nautical with Nelson and the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar

By | 2017-10-05T12:54:55+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History goes nautical with Nelson and the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar Battles That Changed History by the New Zealand Mint is the successor series to the very popular Warriors of History range. Done in the same style - antiqued finished with a coloured figure - we see no reason that these shouldn't prove equally as popular. Now on the third release, the focus has [...]

The Perth and US Mints gold and silver sales remain at depressed levels. Silver Eagle collapsed.

By | 2017-10-05T09:10:57+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

The Perth and US Mints gold and silver sales remain at depressed levels. Silver Eagle collapsed. April. That's how long it took to sell three million more Silver Eagle bullion coins in 2016 than the United States Mint has managed to sell until the end of September 2017. Let that sink in for a moment. The first nine months of this year have seen the mint sell [...]

Canada goes big and bold with a ten ounce Superman Shield coin in fine silver

By | 2017-10-04T20:51:28+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada goes big and bold with a ten ounce Superman Shield coin in fine silver With the Royal Canadian Mint having released waves of Superman coins for several years now, the style and design has seemingly become more ambitious as time has moved on. This months big release is a good case in point. Gone is the relative safety of a one-ounce coloured silver coin and in [...]

AgAuDEALS: Royal Mint annual coin collections at 15% off for a limited time

By | 2017-10-04T13:49:26+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Deals, Royal Mint|

AgAuDEALS: Royal Mint annual coin collections at 15% off for a limited time The Royal Mint have been issuing Britains currency for centuries now and 2017 was no exception. As well as the usual circulating coin designs, including an all-new high-security £1 coin, there are several commemoratives. This year those have included some very cool designs like the King Canute and the War in the Air coins. [...]

Enigmatic Queen Nefertiti adorns Scottsdales latest chunky Egyptian Relics silver bullion coin

By | 2017-10-04T09:30:27+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Enigmatic Queen Nefertiti adorns Scottsdales latest chunky Egyptian Relics silver bullion coin One of our favourite silver bullion coins of 2016, an opinion we don't think we're unique in holding, Scottsdales chunky five-ounce Egyptian Relics coin came out of nowhere and proved very popular. Done in the Egyptian hieroglyphic style and depicting Tutankhamun, the most famous Pharoah in modern times, the coin was issued for the African [...]