Mik Woodgate

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November, 2017

Last of Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series for 2017 features Gustave Dore’s Magi from the East

By | 2017-11-28T23:32:39+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Last of Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series for 2017 features Gustave Dore's Magi from the East The eighteenth coin in Scottsdale mints ambitious ‘Biblical Series’ wraps up the six releases due in 2017 and with Christmas fast approaching it appropriately has the story of the Three Wise Men as its subject. Using the art of famed woodcut specialist Paul Gustave Dore, this latest coin continues the style and format [...]

Perth Mint debuts its last selection for 2017 with the theme of celebration

By | 2017-11-28T12:59:29+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Lunar Calendar, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint debuts its last selection for 2017 with the theme of celebration December is traditionally a quiet month for the big mints and the Perth Mint is no exception. Mostly a fairly generic selection of coins, there are the usual wedding and birthday issues, along with the expected celebrations of the Chinese New Year. All are issued in what has become the Perth Mint's signature format [...]

Star Wars Ships bows out after six coins with Darth Vader’s TIE/Advanced fighter blueprint

By | 2017-11-26T12:53:56+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Ships bows out after six coins with Darth Vader's TIE/Advanced fighter blueprint Star Wars Ships is a coloured silver coin series from the New Zealand Mint that debuted earlier this year and with the release of this sixth coin, is coming to an end. Depicting iconic vessels from the huge variety that populate the Star Wars universe, it does so by eschewing action scenes and [...]

Site Updates: New and revised Coin Series Profiles

By | 2017-11-25T14:38:04+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: New and revised Coin Series Profiles Updates continue apace and several of our Coin Series Profiles have been revised with new additions and revisions:The Warriors of History series has been brought fully up to date with the addition of the Huns.The companion series, Battles That Changed History recieved a guide and has been updated with the Battle of Hastings coin.The Perth Mints commissioned companion set to their hit gods series [...]

MCI continues in journey through the fossil record with an actual Mesozoic Sea Urchin on a silver coin

By | 2017-11-24T16:52:49+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI continues in journey through the fossil record with an actual Mesozoic Sea Urchin on a silver coin One of a growing number of coin series featuring the hugely popular and highly fascinating world of prehistoric life, MCI-Mints World of Evolution distinguishes itself with a novel approach. Rather than depicting an ancient creature, it uses the coin to depict a background habitat and then mounts an actual [...]

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam

By | 2017-11-23T14:33:48+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam The Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam) is a complete ring of fortifications extending more than 135 km around the city of Amsterdam and is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling local water bodies. Built between 1883 and 1920, a ring of 45 forts, along with [...]

The 2018 Rwandan African Ounce adds the Giraffe for its tenth annual silver bullion coin release

By | 2017-11-23T00:35:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Rwanda|

The 2018 Rwandan African Ounce adds the Giraffe for its tenth annual silver bullion coin release The popular Rwandan African Ounce silver bullion coin is now ten years old as the 2018 coin design is revealed. Launching in 2008 with a gorilla design, the series began with some very low numbers and has picked up steam over the few years since. A little later than usual, the [...]

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art

By | 2017-11-25T07:01:59+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art One of the most impressive and well-loved feats in natural history literature, John James Audobon's epic Birds of America book is also one of the most sought after works in history. Even at the time of publication it was much admired. King George IV of Britain and the French monarchy were subscribers [...]

Italy celebrates 60 years of the ultra-iconic Fiat 500 city car with a new silver coin release

By | 2017-11-20T23:49:23+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Science, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy celebrates 60 years of the ultra-iconic Fiat 500 city car with a new silver coin release Surprisingly given their ubiquitous nature, cars are a relative rarity on modern precious metal commemorative coins. Leave it up to Italy, the home of some of the worlds most famous sports car builders, to drop a cool, car coin on the market then. For all that people admire the Ferrari [...]

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set

By | 2017-11-20T23:51:20+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, Gold, Nature, Coin Invest Trust, Tanzania|

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set When is a coin not a coin? It’s a question we often see opinions on as minting technology has allowed ever more ambitious designs to appear for sale. There are the hardcore collectors who believe that a coin should be round and cleanly struck. In our opinion that’s too narrow a [...]