Mik Woodgate

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September, 2017

Disney makes the leap into the lunar coin market with a new silver coin and a foil

By | 2017-09-10T09:01:29+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Lunar Calendar, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney makes the leap into the lunar coin market with a new silver coin and a foil Finally something a little new in the Lunar coin market with the release of the first big licenced coins in the Disney franchise from the New Zealand Mint. The NZM is actually debuting three new lunars, one of which isn't Disney-related, and of the two that are, one is a [...]

More lunar coins added to our Year of the Dog Superguide

By | 2017-09-09T17:26:59+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Lunar Calendar, Site Update|

More lunar coins added to our Year of the Dog Superguide Rather than flood the news page with the constant flow of new Year of the Dog coins, we took the decision to start our annual lunar Superguide early and add to it as the year progresses rather than just summarise them all at years end. We'll certainly do full posts on the bigger releases, like Perth [...]

Perth Mint launches its second Marvel Comics silver bullion coin with the Asgardian God Thor

By | 2017-09-08T13:04:40+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint launches its second Marvel Comics silver bullion coin with the Asgardian God Thor It's only a short while ago that the first Marvel Comics themed silver bullion coin debuted into a market flourishing with choice, but we're already seeing a second coin, so they're clearly sticking around as an ongoing series. While the first coin featured Spiderman, timed just right for the release of the [...]

Scottsdale continue their programme of limited silver bullion coins with the Deathstalker Scorpion

By | 2017-09-08T00:38:15+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale continue their programme of limited silver bullion coins with the Deathstalker Scorpion Scottsdale Mint has developed a fine reputation in recent years for some pretty cool low-mid mintage silver bullion coins. Usually nature-themed, they've included such well known examples as the Silverback Gorilla series, the Congo Water Buffalo, and the Cayman Islands Marlin, amongst others. While there has been the occasional release in something beefier, most [...]

Perennial favourite Marine Life Protection coins series wraps up with a superb two-coin finale

By | 2017-09-07T14:46:02+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

Perennial favourite Marine Life Protection coins series wraps up with a superb two-coin finale Marine Life Protection is one of the oldest commemorative coin programmes of recent years, starting back in 1992 and thus enjoying its 25th anniversary in 2017. Coin Invest Trust have decided to call time on the series but something that's been with the producer for so long deserves a special send-off and CIT [...]

The nocturnal world of animals investigated by the Cook Islands on Numiscollects latest

By | 2017-09-03T22:50:52+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The nocturnal world of animals investigated by the Cook Islands on Numiscollects latest Another new series from Numiscollect heads back in the darkness with a look at the nocturnal world of the animal kingdom. A fascinating subject with plenty of material to choose from, this Dutch coin producer has chosen the much-loved Red Panda to kick the series off. Native to the Himalayas and southwestern China, this [...]

Perth Mint releases the proof versions of their legendary Lunar Series of gold and silver coins

By | 2017-09-05T01:22:02+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint releases the proof versions of their legendary Lunar Series of gold and silver coins After the reveal of the new 2018 bullion designs from the Perth Mint a couple of days ago it was only a matter of time before the inevitable avalanche of specials started to appear. First out of the starting gate after just 3 days are the proof versions of the star of [...]

Ground-breaking naval engineer Charles Parsons is celebrated on Irelands latest science coin

By | 2017-09-03T22:48:58+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: People, Silver, Central Bank of Ireland, Ireland|

Ground-breaking naval engineer Charles Parsons is celebrated on Irelands latest science coin Not a prolific releaser of precious metal commemoratives, the Central Bank of Ireland issues the occasional coin in celebration of its famous people or historical events and one of the current series is called Irish Science and Inventions. An unusual €15 Euro denomination adorns these coins and this new release featuring the inventor of the [...]

Australia’s first home-grown fighter aircraft is celebrated on a fine new high relief silver coin

By | 2017-09-03T22:47:16+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: History, Science, Silver, Niue Island|

Australia's first home-grown fighter aircraft is celebrated on a fine new high relief silver coin Downies Australia have a history of releasing some fine coins in recent years, nearly always ones picking up on an aspect of Antipodean nature or history. Their latest issue sits firmly in the latter camp, showcasing the first indigenous fighter aircraft produced in Oz, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Boomerang. Designed and [...]

Beautiful sixteenth century Dutch Leeuwendaalder recreated for limited silver bullion coin run

By | 2017-09-01T16:01:51+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Beautiful sixteenth century Dutch Leeuwendaalder recreated for limited silver bullion coin run A couple of months ago the Royal Dutch Mint released a restruck, modern version of one of the most important coins in history, the Lion Dollar. Available in two sizes of proof silver and two of proof gold, the coin was a quite beautiful and very popular. Now the mint has decided to go a [...]