Mik Woodgate

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April, 2018

Spielberg’s latest blockbuster Ready Player One gets a character coin series from the Perth Mint

By | 2018-04-02T12:51:30+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Spielberg's latest blockbuster Ready Player One gets a character coin series from the Perth Mint One of the most successful and well regarded movie makers of all time, Steven Spielberg has a repertoire of films second to none. His latest blockbuster is called Ready Player One and is a large-scale science-fiction movie, one picking up some decent reviews and some equally healthy box-office numbers. With the current [...]

March, 2018

New Cameroon silver coin issued in remembrance of the end of the Romanov dynasty

By | 2018-03-30T13:15:52+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Coloured, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

New Cameroon silver coin issued in remembrance of the end of the Romanov dynasty With Russia so prevalent in world affairs again, there's also a renewed interest in its past. One of the most pivoiotal events of the 20th century was without question the Russian Revolution and its baptism in the blood of the Tsars that had ruled the country for centuries. Tsar [...]

Austrian Mint releases penultimate issues in its gold wildlife and silver Maria Theresa coin series

By | 2018-03-29T14:27:00+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: History, Austrian Mint, Austria, Gold, Nature, People, Silver|

Austrian Mint releases penultimate issues in its gold wildlife and silver Maria Theresa coin series Two of the Austrian Mints ongoing precious metal coin series are coming to an end this year and the mint has recently debuted the penultimate issues in both of them. This mint has a track record of releasing some very high quality and gimmick-free series of coins focusing on Austrian history and [...]

France celebrates its Disney Connection with the first half of an epic 2018 coin program

By | 2018-03-27T13:30:29+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France celebrates its Disney Connection with the first half of an epic 2018 coin program It isn't just the New Zealand Mint that issues Disney coins. Ever since the opening of Disneyland Paris, France has held a special place for the creations of Walt Disney. Over the last couple of years the Monnaie de Paris has issued a variety of precious metal numismatics themed around the central Disney [...]

Chinese and Welsh Dragons combine for the Royal Mint’s latest bullion coin

By | 2018-03-26T09:13:17+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Chinese and Welsh Dragons combine for the Royal Mint's latest bullion coin It's clear the Royal Mint has big plans for its bullion coin offerings, going from the relatively limited Britannia and Sovereign ranges of a few years ago to a whole plethora of different issues available today. With a lunar range well under way and the superb Queens Beasts garnering praise as it works its way [...]

McCoy and Sulu join the Star Trek coin note series

By | 2018-03-25T12:14:44+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote Style, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

McCoy and Sulu join the Star Trek coin note series The penultimate releases in the New Zealand Mint's well realised Star Trek coin note series, the subjects this time around are Sulu and McCoy. One of the many coin note series that he NZM is launching through 2018, these are also the first Star Trek items they've issued as until now it's been the sole preserve [...]

The Jolly Gold Giant is back for 2018. CIT debut this years black proof Laughing Buddha coin

By | 2018-03-23T17:35:33+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

The Jolly Gold Giant is back for 2018. CIT debut this years black proof Laughing Buddha coin It's time for the annual Singapore Coin Show and like last year, Coin Invest Trust are launching a new Laughing Buddha coin, the second in the series. A showcase coin for many of CIT's numismatic production techniques, this series employs ultra high-relief SmartMinting, a black proof finish and gilding to [...]

The last of the four seasons are showcased as Art Mint wraps up its attractive series

By | 2018-03-22T20:05:53+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art Mint, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Niue Island|

The last of the four seasons are showcased as Art Mint wraps up its attractive series With a name like 'Four Seasons', it's pretty clear what Art Mints premium silver coin series is all about. A series of four two-ounce silver coins designed by artist Miroslav Hric, each focuses on the way nature reacts to the changing climate as the year progresses. We've already seen Spring and [...]

1800 year old letter home from Egyptian soldier is the fascinating subject of the Helvetic Mints latest

By | 2018-03-21T15:50:06+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

1800 year old letter home from Egyptian soldier is the fascinating subject of the Helvetic Mints latest Discovered in 1899 in the ancient temple complex of Tebtunis, the Aurelius Polion papyrus was one of a large number of documents, many quite fragmentary, found by the Egyptologist Bernard Pyne Grenfell and the papyrist Arthur Surridge Hunt during one of their many expeditions. A treasure trove of early texts, [...]

Numiartis debuts Demigods silver coin series with the warrior Achilles

By | 2018-03-20T16:06:32+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Numiartis debuts Demigods silver coin series with the warrior Achilles We always cheer up when we hear Numiartis have something new coming out, mainly because you're almost guaranteed to get something special. With such quality releases as the Minotaur, Ares, the Egyptian Symbols series and recently, the superb Poseidon, they have a standard of output matched by few others, no doubt aided by choosing to work with [...]