Mik Woodgate

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January, 2019

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver

By |2019-01-07T22:56:00+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver The biggest licence in coins is the New Zealand Mint's Disney franchise, for which the mint has been pumping out coins at a fair old pace recently. We've covered most of them, (we'll be cutting back a little in 2019 to increase variety), but there's no missing Sleeping Beauty's [...]

Scottsdale continue with Anguilla, the latest in their eight issue Caribbean bullion coin series

By |2019-01-07T12:02:36+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Anguilla, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale continue with Anguilla, the latest in their eight issue Caribbean bullion coin series The sixth issue in the eight-coin EC8 programme, Anguilla joins the others in being showcased on a pair of bullion coins and on a pair of similar coloured proofs. Just a single debut, after two were launched last time, and that leaves St. Lucia (with a flamingo design), and St. Vincent & The [...]

Perth Mint kicks off the new year with a selection of popular culture and event coins

By |2019-01-05T17:12:58+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint kicks off the new year with a selection of popular culture and event coins The first 2019 batch of releases from the ever popular Perth Mint is with us and as is traditional, it comprises the annual Happy Birthday, Wedding, and Newborn Baby coins. Tailor-made for the gift market, these are coloured proof silver coins in themed packaging and not aimed at the coin collector. An Opal [...]

Poland’s Enduring Soldiers and Treasures of Stanislaw August series see new additions

By |2019-01-04T22:18:11+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland's Enduring Soldiers and Treasures of Stanislaw August series see new additions 2019 ENDURING SOLDIERS 'ZAPORA' The seventh coin in the 'Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists' series, this range celebrates the lives of those who were killed in the communist-led purges after the end of the Second World War. It's easy to forget that the fall of Nazism didn't suddenly lead to peace across Europe and [...]

The Royal Mint debuts its circulating coin designs for 2019 with a very British selection

By |2019-01-03T17:37:30+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint debuts its circulating coin designs for 2019 with a very British selection The first week of the New Year brings with it the unveiling of the Royal Mint's circulating currency specials and from there, the inevitable selection of proof silver and gold coins that we all know and love. All the coins below will be available individually as the year progresses, but at present, [...]

Royal Australian Mint strikes The Bold, The Bad and the Ugly to launch 2019’s numismatic schedule

By |2019-01-02T21:16:53+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint strikes The Bold, The Bad and the Ugly to launch 2019's numismatic schedule It isn't just the first country in the world to have their fireworks displays to celebrate the New Year, it's also a tradition at the Royal Australian Mint that they strike the first new coins of the year as well. At 9.15 am in the mints headquarters in Canberra, the first [...]

2018 silver Krugerrand gets a limited edition privy mark variant for the first time

By |2019-01-03T19:05:59+00:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

2018 Silver Krugerrand gets a limited edition privy mark variant for the first time The most popular article we've ever run, the news that in 2017, after half a century, the South African Mint was releasing a silver bullion Krugerrand, was met with universal approval from stackers and collectors alike. With much speculation as to whether it would be a regular addition to the release [...]

December, 2018

Star Wars Clone Troopers hit the New Zealand Mint’s latest themed bullion coins in gold and silver

By |2018-12-28T11:27:46+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Clone Troopers hit the New Zealand Mint's latest themed bullion coins in gold and silver Just sneaking into the end of the year is the New Zealand Mints latest 2019 bullion coin in 1 oz silver and gold formats. As you'd expect from a mint that relies so heavily on its licenced properties, this one dips back into the large selection they have and [...]

Have a great holiday and we wish you all a prosperous New Year

By |2018-12-24T20:44:09+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Site Update|

Have a great holiday and we wish you all a prosperous New Year As we head off for a break, we'd like to wish all our friends and readers the very best Christmas holiday you can imagine. We can't thank you all enough for stopping by throughout the year and we hope you enjoy visiting and get something from it. A massive thanks for those of you [...]

South Africa expands its bullion offerings with a superb prehistoric-themed silver semi-numismatic coin

By |2018-12-20T19:02:05+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

South Africa expands its bullion offerings with a superb prehistoric-themed silver semi-numismatic coin When you think of bullion coins, it's fair to say a large number of people will look to the iconic Krugerrand as the definitive example. Launched back in 1967 in gold form, it took half a century before the iconic Otto Schultz and Coert Steynberg penned original made the jump to silver. Not a [...]

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