Mik Woodgate

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May, 2019

Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie ‘Alien’ is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebration

By |2019-04-30T10:05:38+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie 'Alien' is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebrationn After the issue of a movie poster coin and the removal of a cool-looking large poster foil from the schedule, we didn't expect to see any more Alien coins to put in an appearance. Fortunately, we were wrong and not only has the Perth Mint launched a new addition to [...]

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a dime!” Gone With the Wind is 80 and Perth celebrates

By |2019-05-06T20:04:54+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a dime!" Gone With the Wind is 80 and Perth celebrates When adjusted for inflation, Gone With the Wind is still the most successful film in box-office history. Released in 1939, it went on to win ten Academy Awards  from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director (Victor Fleming), Best Actress (Vivian Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, [...]

Mint21 rides into view with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in silver

By |2019-05-06T10:35:13+01:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 rides into view with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in silver The second debut coin from new producer Mint21. the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a different take on this powerful tale of doom from the Mint of Poland series currently underway. While that series has an artistic style rooted in the modern take, this new Mint21 coin employs a very cool, almost Medieval [...]

The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury

By |2019-05-03T14:34:56+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury It goes without saying that regular readers have noticed the popularity of astronomy coins and also of issues tied to the myths and legends of old. There's actually a lot of overlap between the two, not only with the binding of the planets into the beliefs of the old cultures, but in their [...]

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine

By |2019-05-02T13:32:58+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine Silver foils continue to prove resilient to the swings and roundabouts of the coin world, although with most themed around some truly massive popular culture licences, it's fair to say they have a helping hand in other areas. Huge surface areas for a given weight - over thirty times with ease [...]

Deadly & Dangerous is back with another in the seemingly endless lineup of malevolent Australian fauna

By |2019-05-01T10:55:59+01:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Downies, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Deadly & Dangerous is back with another in the seemingly endless lineup of malevolent Australian fauna Did uyou here the one about the Australian fluffy bunny rabbit? Neither did we. The more you read about the wildlife of Australia you'd realise the bunny was probably a blood-sucking zombie species with razor claws and a poison that kills a fully grown human before they can hit speed-dial for [...]

April, 2019

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil

By |2019-04-30T14:32:51+01:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint|

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil The New Zealand Mint's Premium Silver Foil range has churned up some interesting designs since they debuted last year, all of them part of their popular culture ranges. The focus has been on tweaked reproductions of either movie posters (Star Wars, Star Trek mainly), or classic comic book covers [...]

CIT@TICC: Minigold range grows with new issues for the wider collector market

By |2019-05-17T21:10:24+01:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Nature, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT@TICC: Minigold range grows with new issues for the wider collector market The just passed Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC), saw CIT Coin Invest issue another in their comprehensive range of half-gram minigold coins and this is one of several that has been added since the turn of the year. There are two main types. Traditional coins are round and tend to be inspired by bigger [...]

CIT@TICC: Winter comes to the coin filled Original Vienna Snow Globe for 2019

By |2019-04-26T22:17:51+01:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT@TICC: Winter comes to the coin filled Original Vienna Snow Globe for 2019 With the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC) on this weekend, CIT have announced a few new additions to their innovative 2019 range, some of which we'll look at over the weekend. First up is the third in their Globe range, one named not for the subject, but for the extraordinary packaging. Invented [...]

The Carnival of Venice inspires an unusual new silver coin from Cameroon

By |2019-04-25T20:47:16+01:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Event, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The Carnival of Venice inspires an unusual new silver coin from Cameroon Purveyors of all kind of weird and extreme modern coins, from quite stunning mythology coins, to truly dimensional ones, the Mint of Poland does also issue straightforward, flat and round commemorative coins. This isn't one of them. It's flat. It's round(ish). It isn't what you would call a traditional shape, however. It is a clever realisation [...]

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