Mik Woodgate

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May, 2018

Niue’s Classic Disney gold and silver coin series noses ahead with Pinocchio

By | 2018-05-30T12:32:22+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue's Classic Disney gold and silver coin series noses ahead with Pinocchio Despite being the New Zealand Mints core Disney coin range, it's been pretty quiet on the Disney Classic front since the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs last October. This has been a series that has remained close to traditional coin design by eschewing the use of any adornments - indeed, even colour [...]

New images of the Mint of Poland’s Twelve Labours of Hercules coin show great promise

By | 2018-05-29T12:02:18+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

New images of the Mint of Poland's Twelve Labours of Hercules coin show great promise In early April we wrote about the first coin in a new series by the Mint of Poland chronicling the famous ancient myth of the twelve labours of Hercules. An icon of the world of mythology, his story will be told across twelve coins with a planned release schedule of two coins [...]

Royal Mint launch two new coin designs for the Queens Sapphire Coronation celebrations

By | 2018-05-28T12:05:15+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Event, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launch two new coin designs for the Queens Sapphire Coronation celebrations It has been a busy couple of years for Royal coin collectors with a whole string of landmark events around Queen Elizabeth II's groundbreaking reign. She has already become the longest reigning British monarch and recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Chuck in what seems like an endless procession of marriages and births, and it's [...]

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin

By | 2018-05-26T11:34:07+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin The National Bank of Poland (NBP) is continuing its series of coins showcasing some of the battles in Polands history where the home nation was very much the underdog. The second coin in the series, following one released last May featuring the Battle of Zadworze, it's struck in an ounce of [...]

Vesta, the second largest body in the asteroid belt, inspires new coins from Niue and Cook Islands

By | 2018-05-23T19:16:54+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Cook Islands, Mint of Poland, Numiscollect, Niue Island|

Vesta, the second largest body in the asteroid belt, inspires new coins from Niue and Cook Islands One of the most popular genres in modern coins over the last decade, meteorite coins also attract a very high standard of quality as well. Chief amongst them is Numiscollects 'Meteorites' and the Mint of Polands 'Solar System' ranges. Coincidentally, both have released their 2018 issues at the same time [...]

Ukraine’s beautiful Fauna in Cultural Monuments series updated with first two of three 2018 issues

By | 2018-05-22T10:43:42+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|

Ukraine's beautiful Fauna in Cultural Monuments series updated with first two of three 2018 issues Like Numiscollect's History of the Crusades and the National Bank of Poland's Treasures of Stanislaw August, the National Bank of Ukraine also have a series less well known to collectors that deserves a wider audience. Called Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine, it showcases how animals have been depicted [...]

Latvia launches a hexagonal honeycomb coin to showcase the importance of bees and honey

By | 2018-05-21T17:08:07+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Bank of Latvia, Silver, Latvia|

Latvia launches a hexagonal honeycomb coin to showcase the importance of bees and honey It was back in January 2017 that the Bank of Latvia launched a competition to create an innovative coin that would be released in 2018. Some 42 works were submitted for consideration and all were evaluated by the Coin Design Commission of Latvijas Banka. Chosen for the first prize was a work by [...]

Gdansk Cathedral’s famous organ is showcased on the Mint of Poland’s new windowed silver coin

By | 2018-05-20T15:00:53+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Gdansk Cathedral's famous organ is showcased on the Mint of Poland's new windowed silver coin The Mint of Poland has released a new two-ounce silver coin showing off the famous Oliwa Organ that resides in the archcathedral in Gdansk on Polands Baltic coast. Built in the closing decade of the sixteenth century, this 17.7m high and 107m long structure is the longest Cistercian church in the [...]

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By | 2018-05-20T14:08:23+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Deals page now live. Check out offers from our advertisers On the menu you will now see a new option called COIN DEALS. This is a new page that we'll place any deals that our advertisers are offering. There could be discounts, freebies or whatever else they're offering, so keep an eye on it and there may be something that catches your eye. We've tried this before and we're giving [...]

World exclusive. SK Bullion release their first collectors coin with Asiatic Lion Skull in high relief

By | 2018-05-18T13:33:07+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Niue Island, SK Bullion|

World exclusive. SK Bullion release their first collectors coin with Asiatic Lion Skull in high relief Singapore-based bullion coin dealer SK Bullion has taken things to the next step with the launch of their first collectible silver coin. The debut issue in a new series called The Beasts Skull, these two-ounce fine silver coins look at some of the endangered wildlife species that populate the Asian subcontinent. [...]