Mik Woodgate

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June, 2018

May 2018 silver and gold sales at the US Mint and the Perth Mint

By | 2018-06-07T18:01:35+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

May 2018 silver and gold sales at the US Mint and the Perth Mint We've made a few changes to the format for showing how well, or badly, the US Mint and the Perth Mint are doing with their bullion sales and hopefully we'll stick with this one. The first graph in each section will compare the months sales figures with the previous month and more importantly, [...]

The White Horse is the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in an impressive new coin series

By | 2018-06-06T16:11:00+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The White Horse is the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in an impressive new coin series If anyone in the numismatic world can be said to be 'on a roll', it's the Mennica Polska. It should be obvious to all that the quality of modern coins has never been higher, but even taking that into account, the Mint of Poland has been producing some [...]

Last years hit Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round launches in a half-ounce variant

By | 2018-06-05T23:00:26+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Last years hit Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round launches in a half-ounce variant 2018 CHIWOO CHEONWANG South Korea has been little known in the modern numismatic market, but that changed in 2016 when KOMSCO, the Korean Mint, launched the first Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round. Another one-ounce addition was issued in 2017 and there's recently been a third design released. KOMSCO have now revisited the 2017 medal [...]

Warfare silver coin series moves from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia by showcasing the Vikings

By | 2018-06-04T21:50:32+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Warfare silver coin series moves from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia by showcasing the Vikings The Perth Mint's latest three-coin history series hits the halfway mark with the launch of Vikings, the follow up to the Romans issue that landed in February. The coins in this series are rimless, high-relief and two ounces in weight. This has become the higher-end format of choice at this Western Australian producer, [...]

I tawt I taw a Puddy Tat coin a cweeping up on me. I did I tawt a Puddy Tat coin as plain as it could be”

By | 2018-06-05T07:26:19+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

I tawt I taw a Puddy Tat coin a cweeping up on me. I did I tawt a Puddy Tat coin as plain as it could be" 2018 TWEETY BIRD The third of five coins in the Looney Tunes collection, it follows Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck and will itself be followed by Sylvester the Cat (August) and Tasmanian Devil (October). Bright and bold as you'd expect [...]

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the NZ Mint’s latest striking miniature featuring Superman

By | 2018-06-05T13:22:11+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Miniatures, NZ Mint|

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the NZ Mint's latest striking miniature featuring Superman We were quite surprised by the Captain Kirk miniature released by the New Zealand Mint back in April. A departure from their core range of coins, it was a circa-150g figurine in fine silver that featured a classic pose of the Star Trek icon. While we're expecting there will [...]

Superman’s long 80 year comic book history celebrated in the NZ Mints new six-note cover series

By | 2018-06-04T11:48:21+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote Style, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Superman's long 80 year comic book history celebrated in the NZ Mints new six-note cover series We've already seen a huge increase in the number of precious metal coin notes being released lately and one of the prime movers in the market is the New Zealand Mint. They themselves run several ranges based mainly on size. The most common is a format also employed by others like [...]

The Carolina steamboat first sailed the Danube 200 years ago. Slovakian silver coin commemorates.

By | 2018-06-03T14:14:20+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Categories: History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

The Carolina steamboat first sailed the Danube 200 years ago. Slovakian silver coin commemorates. Steamboats are not a subject that appears with great regularity in the numismatic world, but we've recently had a new series debut at the Swiss Mint and now the National Bank of Slovakia is adding a new coin. The coin commemorates 200 years since the steamboat Carolina first made its way along the [...]

Australia at Night from Downies debuts on a black proof coin with the strange Platypus

By | 2018-06-06T08:03:07+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Australia at Night from Downies debuts on a black proof coin with the strange Platypus Australian wildlife coins are nothing new, particularly silver ones, but there's always room for something well done and a little different. We think Downies latest issue fits that bill perfectly. Australia has a quite extraordinary range of species found nowhere elese on Earth, perhaps none more so than the strange platypus. Hardly [...]

Perth Mints latest silver bullion coin is the beautiful Dragon & Tiger and there’s a high-relief version

By | 2018-06-02T14:47:17+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mints latest silver bullion coin is the beautiful Dragon & Tiger and there's a high-relief version For better or worse, and opinions do vary, the Perth Mint has heavily increased its choice of silver bullion coins over the last year. We're of the opinion that it's a great thing and a wide choice is important. Perth has certainly provided that. Apart from the usual iconic ranges [...]