Mik Woodgate

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July, 2017

World of Parrots adorned silver coin series debuts its fourth, the Pink & Grey Galah

By | 2017-07-03T15:24:53+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, BH Mayer, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

World of Parrots adorned silver coin series debuts its fourth, the Pink & Grey Galah The fourth coin in Downies World of Parrots series launches today and features the attractive Pink & Grey Galah. The first coin launched back in 2014 and there has been a single entrant every year since then. Previous coins have depicted the Crimson Rosella, the Rainbow Lorikeet, and the Scarlet Macaw, all [...]

Sydney Harbour Bridge is 85 and Downies have gold and silver coins to celebrate

By | 2017-07-01T22:00:17+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Gold, Silver, BH Mayer, Niue Island|

Sydney Harbour Bridge is 85 and Downies have gold and silver coins to celebrate Eighty-five years old this year, Sydney Harbour Bridge has become an absolute icon of this vibrant Australian city. The scene of one of the most famous New Year celebrations held every year, the bridge is well known far outside of the country, an indelible part of this relatively young states national identity (along [...]

June, 2017

Treasures of Stanislaw August hits the half way mark with its twelfth Polish ruler

By | 2017-06-30T12:38:05+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Treasures of Stanislaw August hits the half way mark with its twelfth Polish ruler Here is a coin series that epitomises classic numismatics for many people. Grounded in history and struck without gimmickry, Treasures of Stanislaw August is one of the best of its type being released today. Replicas of a series of medallions commissioned by Stanislaw August Poniatowski in the late eighteenth century, they were works [...]

Excellent Roman gladiator eight-coin series wraps up with venue and custom designs

By | 2017-06-29T18:23:19+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Excellent Roman gladiator eight-coin series wraps up with venue and custom designs The last pair of coins in what we think is a superb series called Roman Gladiators has finally been revealed and feature subjects a little different than the first six. Like you we were wondering which of the many classes of gladiator would appear, but having already covered the main ones, MDM made the smart [...]

Slovakias St James Church commemorates its Gothic altarpiece with new silver coin

By | 2017-06-28T13:21:41+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, Bank of Slovakia, Slovakia|

Slovakias St James Church commemorates its Gothic altarpiece with new silver coin One of those rare medieval towns that has managed to preserve much of its character and architecture into modern times, Levoča in eastern Slovakia was rewarded with being inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Filled with impressively preserved buildings from the 13th to 15th centuries, Levoca has even held on to its old fortifcations, usually [...]

Sovereign firsts with piedfort, five-sovereign and smooth-rimmed variants of the original design launched

By | 2017-06-27T09:21:11+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Sovereign firsts with piedfort, five-sovereign and smooth-rimmed variants of the original design launched In this banner 200th year for possibly the most iconic and well known coin design of the last two centuries, the Royal Mint is issuing some more special Sovereign variants to mark the occasion. No changes to the design which you can read more about in our original article on the debut wave of [...]

Site Updates: Updated Coin Profiles, revised bullion coin profiles

By | 2017-06-27T01:21:53+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: Updated Coin Profiles, revised bullion coin profiles As promised we're continuing to revise our bullion guides in preference to the numismatic ones, although the latter is continuing. Over the last few weeks we've added the following; A new guide to the Perth Mints iconic Koala silver bullion coin series A heavily revised guide to the US Mint American Gold Eagle bullion coin A heavily revised guide to the [...]

The Little Whirlwind is the latest Mickey Mouse classic immortalised in numismatic gold and silver

By | 2017-06-25T13:53:59+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Little Whirlwind is the latest Mickey Mouse classic immortalised in numismatic gold and silver The New Zealand Mint's flagship Disney coin range continues apace with its third 2017 release and seventh overall. The series Mickey Through the Ages features some of the influential shorts and movies that have defined this media giants most iconic character. Previous coins have been The Band Concert, The Brave Little Tailor, [...]

The Perth Mint wraps up its Stock Horse coin programme with a gilded composite of the five issues

By | 2017-06-24T10:47:51+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint wraps up its Stock Horse coin programme with a gilded composite of the five issues One of the most popular small mintage bullion coins of recent years, the Perth Mint's Stock Horse series debuted five years ago to great frenzy. The coin was commissioned for sale by German mega-dealer EMK, although because of currency requirements, 10% of the mintage had to be sold in Australia. [...]

New deal: 10% off coin orders under £200 at the Royal Mint for a week

By | 2017-06-23T11:26:51+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Deals|

New deal: 10% off coin orders under £200 at the Royal Mint for a week With Queens Beasts, Jane Austen, Beatrix Potter and many more popular new coins in their lineup, it's good to see some discounts from the Royal Mint, especially when they're as decent as this one. Order any modern coins (except face value ones for the obvious reason) from the Royal Mint website and [...]