Mik Woodgate

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February, 2018

Site updates with new and revised profiles, updated lunar superguide and more

By | 2018-02-15T15:34:51+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Site Update|

Site updates with new and revised profiles, updated lunar superguide and more Been a while since we did a site update post, but here's a quick list of some of the changes we've done lately; The Superguide to the Year of the Dog lunar coins has been expanded with the full Singapore Mint range of gold and silver coins, the chunky kilo silver variant of which you [...]

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrated 250 years after its founding by the Royal Mint

By | 2018-02-14T22:43:54+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrated 250 years after its founding by the Royal Mint One of the oldest and most respected art institutions in the United Kingdom, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is tasked with promoting the appreciation of the visual arts through constant programmes of exhibitions, education and intellectual debate. An independently funded organisation, it was founded through a personal act of King [...]

The Jedi Master Yoda is the latest Star Wars character to get the ultra high relief treatment

By | 2018-02-14T12:09:42+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Jedi Master Yoda is the latest Star Wars character to get the ultra high relief treatment The third coin in the New Zealand Mints ultra high relief (UHR) range of Star Wars character coins is here and it's the Jedi Master Yoda getting the attention. Like  Darth Vader and Han Solo, the coin is struck in two-ounces of silver. Unlike the relatively disappointing Han Solo coin that rehashed [...]

Pobjoy follows lasts years debut Pegasus silver bullion coin with a new design for 2018

By | 2018-02-13T10:03:26+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy follows lasts years debut Pegasus silver bullion coin with a new design for 2018 The British Pobjoy Mint has become increasingly active in the limited run silver bullion coin market of late, more so since the Isle of Man issues went elsewhere. One of the first of the new issues was a coin depicting Britannia and Pegasus that carried the name of the British Virgin Islands. [...]

Gold and silver at the Perth and US Mints up on December but way down on January 2017

By | 2018-02-12T22:28:37+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Gold and silver at the Perth and US Mints up on December but way down on January 2017 It's fair to say that 2017 sucked for bullion coin sales at both the Perth and United States Mints and that the Royal Canadian Mint likely suffered just as badly. Well 2018 is a new year and it brings new hope for increased numbers. If January is any indicator [...]

New Zealand Mint increases its presence in the coin note market with the debut of Disney Princesses

By | 2018-02-11T21:50:43+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: Banknote Style, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

New Zealand Mint increases its presence in the coin note market with the debut of Disney Princesses The New Zealand Mint seemingly has big plans for the coin note format and after the launch of Star Wars and a surprise Star Trek, they've returned to their venerable Disney licence for another new series. Having previously appeared on an extensive range of gold and silver coins, Disney Princesses [...]

Carved Skull coins are back with St Aloysius Gonzaga, a work by artist Zane Wylie

By | 2018-02-10T01:16:18+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Carved Skull coins are back with St Aloysius Gonzaga, a work by artist Zane Wylie A popular coin on its debut last year, the first Carved Skull coin carried a highly unusual subject for a numismatic. Carved human skulls date back literally thousands of years and have been a constant component of many cultures around the world. Even today, there are artists that use them to create [...]

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect

By | 2018-02-08T15:30:27+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia, Palau|

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect With SmartMinting continuing to impressive with ultra high-relief strikes maintaining tons of detail, it's easy to forget that it can be employed in other ways as well. There seems to be a slowly increasing interest in coins that eschew the standard flat format, whether it be round or another geometric shape, in favour of one [...]

Raphael is the third of four Guardian Angels in the Austrian Mints silver coin series

By | 2018-02-07T12:54:50+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Austrian Mint, Coloured, Austria, Silver|

Raphael is the third of four Guardian Angels in the Austrian Mints silver coin series The third of the Austrian Mints Guardian Angels coins is out now and depicts Raphael. Following Michael and Gabriel, with Uriel to follow in September, the coins are struck in half-ounce of sterling 0.925 silver and come in a choice of two finishes. The proof variant is one of the growing number [...]

Bitemarks is back with the best crocodilian we’ve yet seen on a commemorative coin

By | 2018-02-06T13:29:16+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Bitemarks is back with the best crocodilian we've yet seen on a commemorative coin The second of Numiscollects' innovative Bitemarks silver coins has now debuted and to put it simply, we think it's the best representation of a member of the crocodilain order we've yet seen on a coin. There have been many alligator and crocodile coins released over the last few years, but the shape of [...]