Mik Woodgate

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May, 2017

Fidel Castro joins Chinggis Khan. CIT smartmint the Cuban leader on a Mongolian proof silver coin

By | 2017-05-14T21:37:50+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, People, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Mongolia|

Fidel Castro joins Chinggis Khan. CIT smartmint the Cuban leader on a Mongolian proof silver coin A look at a coin we didn't cover on its debut at the Berlin World Money Fair earlier this year, Coin Invest Trust's Fidel Castro coin is the spritual successor to their revised Chinggis Khan coin from 2016. Carrying on with a design that takes advantage of CIT's outstanding SmartMinting technology, [...]

MDM wraps up its Myths and Legends five-coin silver series with the Sea Monster

By | 2017-05-13T15:51:15+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, Culture, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM wraps up its Myths and Legends five-coin silver series with the Sea Monster A five coin series from German dealer and coin producer MDM, Myths and Legends is a quick run through some of the most recognisable inhabitants of the mythical world. The first two coins were released last November (Griffin, Mermaid) and the second pair launched in February (Wizard, Phoenix), so this new Sea Monster [...]

Peter the Great’s Russian Labyrinth on a new silver coin from International Coin House

By | 2017-05-11T21:25:52+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Quick Look, Coloured, Silver, International Coin House, Macedonia|

Peter the Great's Russian Labyrinth on a new silver coin from International Coin House International Coin House have launched a new proof silver coin issued for the Republic of Macedonia. Featuring a magnificent building just outside St. Petersburg called the Peterhof Palace, the main theme of the coin centres around a labyrinth designed by Peter the Great that sits in its Lower Gardens. Struck in 50 grams [...]

Switzerlands second wave of silver coins for 2017 celebrate Yodelling and the Steamboat Uri

By | 2017-05-11T21:23:03+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Switzerlands second wave of silver coins for 2017 celebrate Yodelling and the Steamboat Uri The second pair of coins from the Swiss Mint has debuted and celebrates a pair of subjects that are quintessentially Swiss. The first features a beautiful steamship that resides on Lake Lucerne called 'Uri' and the design of the coin centres around a fine representation of the ship. The symbol of the ships [...]

Disney’s classic past reproduced with a rectangular coin featuring the 1932 movie Mickey’s Revue

By | 2017-05-11T21:31:02+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney's classic past reproduced with a rectangular coin featuring the 1932 movie Mickey's Revue Along with Star Wars, the huge well of history from Disney's past is regularly dipped into by the New Zealand Mint and it's never better when they look at the early days of this now gigantic media juggernaut. Classic Disney has thrown up some superb proof coin designs, so now the NZ Mint [...]

World Exclusive: NZ Mint surprises with Darth Vader gold and silver bullion coins for Niue

By | 2017-05-11T21:29:46+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

World Exclusive: NZ Mint surprises with Darth Vader gold and silver bullion coins for Niue Despite the epic falls in sales of some of the worlds biggest bullion coin ranges, the market for coins with interesting designs and more limited mintages continues to thrive. With such recent fine offerings as the Australian Swan, the Salzburg Mozart, Dragon & Phoenix, the Cayman Islands Marlin, and Disney's Steamboat Willie, [...]

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont

By | 2017-05-11T21:27:29+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont The latest sterling silver coin from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has just been released and features a commemoration of the life of Russian poet, Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont. Considered one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry, his books Burning Buildings and Let Us Be Like the [...]

Egyptian Symbols antiqued silver coin series reaches new highs with the Goddess Isis

By | 2017-05-11T21:27:13+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Numiartis, Palau|

Egyptian Symbols antiqued silver coin series reaches new highs with the Goddess Isis Now on its third incarnation, Egyptian Symbols is a superb series of high-end silver coins taking iconic elements of Ancient Egypt as its subject. Produced by Numiartis in conjunction with CIT, they're also responsible for the Mythical Creatures series like the Vampire, and also the brilliant Ares coin that will surely be mixing it [...]

The Star Trek commemorations continue at the Royal Canadian Mint with two new silver coins

By | 2017-05-11T21:52:17+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Star Trek commemorations continue at the Royal Canadian Mint with two new silver coins It isn't just the Perth Mint that's continuing with its Star Trek commemorative coin range this month, the Royal Canadian Mint have made additions as well. Two new silver issues debut this month, one celebrating Star Trek in general and a second aimed more specifically at the 30th anniversary of the premiere [...]

Bullion coin nightmares at the United States and Perth Mints as sales nosedive to new lows

By | 2017-05-11T21:36:13+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Bullion coin nightmares at the United States and Perth Mints as sales nosedive to new lows We're all used to volatility in the precious metal bullion coin market and we're all equally aware of the seeming disconnect between where the spot price is and where we think it should be given the economic indicators. The spot price in 2017 has shown the same kinds of movement as [...]