Mik Woodgate

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November, 2018

Canada launches a neat new Polar Bear silver coin with an unusual edge finish

By |2018-11-07T14:47:39+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada launches a neat new Polar Bear silver coin with an unusual edge finish We used to cover every coin every month that emanated from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), but the sheer numbers and similar designs led to us scaling back a little. The RCM does have a penchant for experimentation, some of which miss the mark, but with plenty that hit the target bang on. [...]

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version

By |2018-11-05T23:20:53+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version 2018 WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE UHR A coin that blew us away when it debuted back in 2014, the John Mercanti designed Wedge-Tailed Eagle was a wholly unexpected addition to the Perth Mints line-up of nature-themed bullion coins, but a welcome one. Now on its third design, the mother and chick image on [...]

The Royal Mint celebrates 40 years of the perennial hit childrens picture book, The Snowman

By |2018-11-05T18:26:48+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint celebrates 40 years of the perennial hit childrens picture book, The Snowman First published back in 1978, Raymond Briggs' children's word-less picture book, The Snowman, debuted to critical acclaim. Telling the story of a young boy that builds a snowman which then comes to life, it was adapted to an Oscar-nominated animated short film in 1982. Much loved, especially in its British homeland, The [...]

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands

By |2018-11-04T23:30:09+00:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, People, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands 2018 TWELVE PROVINCES DUCATS One of our Coin Series Profiles that hasn't seen much activity this year is the one covering the Dutch Mint series called Twelve Provinces Ducats. A 0.873 fineness silver coin series, it will grow into a set of twelve coins, with one issue for each of the [...]

Montserrat and Grenada released in the EC8 Caribbean bullion coin series from Scottsdale

By |2018-11-02T14:36:26+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Grenada, Montserrat, Scottsdale Mint|

Montserrat and Grenada released in the EC8 Caribbean bullion coin series from Scottsdale Now passing the half-way stage of an eight-coin 2018 program, Scottsdale Mint have doubled on the usual solo release by launching the Grenada and Montserrat coins in one hit. Previous issues that have been for other countries in the East Caribbean Central Bank zone include Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, and Dominica. Still [...]

The beautiful and distinctive South American Toucan appears in style on the European Mints latest coin

By |2018-11-01T09:58:49+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, European Mint, Niue Island|

The beautiful and distinctive South American Toucan appears in style on the European Mints latest coin Bright, colourful, loud and in Brazil. No, it's not the Mardi Gras, it's the Toucan. One of the most amazing looking of all birds, the Toucan doesn't actually have a big presence in modern numismatics - quite strange given the proliferation of colour that has entered the market over the last [...]

October, 2018

Panda bullion coin range debuts for 2019 with a range of proof coins in tow

By |2018-10-31T10:32:13+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Bank of China, Silver, China|

China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold It's that time of the year again - the popular Chinese Panda coin has debuted in proof and bullion coin form. In production since 1982, the range has become a staple of the bullion coin market in particular, although rising mintages has seen premiums fall from previously lofty highs. As before, each [...]

Bram Stoker’s ultra-iconic horror character, Dracula, is commemorated by the authors homeland

By |2018-10-31T09:02:08+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Central Bank of Ireland, Ireland|

Bram Stoker's ultra-iconic horror character, Dracula, is commemorated by the authors homeland Who doesn't love Dracula? An absolute core mainstay of the movie, theatre, book and television worlds since its publication, Bram Stoker's masterpiece is known by all. Just in time for Halloween it seems, the Central Bank of Ireland is releasing a proof silver coin in tribute to the author. Born in Ireland, Stoker [...]

Stormtroopers – the cannon fodder of the universe get their very own Classic Star Wars collector coins

By |2018-10-29T21:12:48+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Stormtroopers - the cannon fodder of the universe get their very own Classic Star Wars collector coins Classic Star Wars, the first coin series from the New Zealand Mint to feature the iconic science-fiction universe, now has a new entrant. Fourteen coins in, the Imperial Stormtroopers finally get to be showcased on this very popular series. This is the first time a group, rather than a specific [...]

Darth Liberace puts in a silver foil appearance with the strangest Star Wars issue yet

By |2018-10-29T00:38:17+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Liberace puts in a silver foil appearance with the strangest Star Wars issue yet It's certainly been the year of the foil at the New Zealand Mint. They have expended a lot of effort into popularising this relatively new format, and with their large and varied media properties, they're better placed than others to do so. We've already seen plenty of Disney and Star Trek foils, and obviously Star [...]

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