Mik Woodgate

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April, 2018

The Aliens are coming!! Canada launches glow in the dark coin for its most famous UFO sighting

By | 2018-04-11T23:15:54+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Event, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Aliens are coming!! Canada launches glow in the dark coin for its most famous UFO sighting As usual, the Royal Canadian Mint has another extendsive selection of new coins this month including additions to ongoing series, some quirky new issues, and the obligatory maple Leaf themed releases. The unobtrusive coin we're looking at here would normally have drifted under the radar as just another release, and [...]

Aquaman and Cyborg join Niue’s Justice League series of silver coin notes

By | 2018-04-10T13:55:50+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote Style, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Aquaman and Cyborg join Niue's Justice League series of silver coin notes The second and third issues in the New Zealand Mint's Justice League series are now available. Meant to build into a six note set, there will be two new issues in May (Flash and Wonder Woman) and a final issue in June (Superman). Identical in style to the first Batman issue, these are firmly [...]

Mint of Poland debuts a new mythology series based around the 12 labours of Hercules

By | 2018-04-09T22:44:35+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland debuts a new mythology series based around the Twelve labours of Hercules The Mint of Poland is adding to its quite sublime selection of ancient mythology coin ranges with a new series chronicling the fabled twelve labours of the Greek divine hero, Hercules. One of the most widely known tales of the ancient world, they have propelled Hercules into becoming one of the greatest [...]

The Royal Mint concludes its five-year World War I commemorations with poignant Armistice coins

By | 2018-04-09T15:06:05+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Event, History, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint concludes its five-year World War I commemorations with poignant Armistice coins The Royal Mint are starting to wrap up their commemorations of the First World War after an extensive five-year program starting in 2014. This year marks the centenary of the end of the 'war to end all wars', as it was erroneously known, and that end is known as the Armistice. Commemorative coins [...]

One of the worlds most expensive comic covers reproduced in fine silver for new series

By | 2018-04-08T13:31:49+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote Style, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint|

One of the worlds most expensive comic covers reproduced in fine silver for new series Even though precious metal banknote-style coins are a relatively recent development in the commemorative coin market, it was obvious that there would be modifications to the core format and a desire to push the initial envelope in more ambitious directions. At 150 x 70 mm in size but wafer thin, the coin [...]

March bullion coin sales figures are out for the US Mint and the Perth Mint. They’re not good.

By | 2018-04-05T11:48:49+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

March bullion coin sales figures are out for the US Mint and the Perth Mint. They're not good. The tales of woe continue at the United States Mint with some truly terrible numbers of gold and silver Eagle bullion coins sold in March. Last year was one of the worst for ages, but 2018 has so far utterly failed to approach even those unadventurous targets, with gold [...]

Perth Mint releases a good selection for April including some fine antiqued coins

By | 2018-04-04T15:53:42+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Event, History, Australia, Coloured, Gold, Nature, People, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint releases a good selection for April including some fine antiqued coins A better than usual mix from the Perth Mint this month with some new additions to ongoing series, some high-end variants to their iconic bullion coins, and some new designs. There are also a couple of other interesting coins, some commissioned, that we'll look at elsewhere and the the Ready Player One movie coins that [...]

Latvia asks collectors to vote for its best collectors coin from the six issued in 2017

By | 2018-04-03T18:38:38+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Event, News, Bank of Latvia, Latvia|

Latvia asks collectors to vote for its best collectors coin from the six issued in 2017 Every year the Bank of Latvia asks coin collectors to vote for their favourite Latvian precious metal coin and this year is no exception. This producer has always punched well above their weight and has issued some very interesting and eclectic designs over the last few years. There's a good mix in the 2017 selection [...]

Cayman Islands Marlin bullion coin back unchanged for 2018 but with a gold version in tow

By | 2018-04-03T12:16:11+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cayman Islands, Scottsdale Mint|

Cayman Islands Marlin bullion coin back unchanged for 2018 but with a gold version in tow Scottsdale Mint continues to expand its range of legal tender bullion coins with a reissue of the Cayman Islands Marlin silver bullion coin from 2017. No changes to the design from last years coin, but for the first time a gold variant is added the line-up, joinng such other recent [...]

The planets take centre stage on Australia’s latest domed silver coin series starting with home

By | 2018-04-03T11:22:50+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Australia, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The planets take centre stage on Australia's latest domed silver coin series starting with home After several years of some superb domed coin releases, the Royal Australian Mints Northern and Southern Sky series of coins came to an end with the issuing of two fine gold variants that were devoid of colour. Apart from the ocassional issue like the one commemorating Captain Cooks voyage, the mint has [...]