Mik Woodgate

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May, 2017

Egyptian Symbols antiqued silver coin series reaches new highs with the Goddess Isis

By | 2017-05-11T21:27:13+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Numiartis, Palau|

Egyptian Symbols antiqued silver coin series reaches new highs with the Goddess Isis Now on its third incarnation, Egyptian Symbols is a superb series of high-end silver coins taking iconic elements of Ancient Egypt as its subject. Produced by Numiartis in conjunction with CIT, they're also responsible for the Mythical Creatures series like the Vampire, and also the brilliant Ares coin that will surely be mixing it [...]

The Star Trek commemorations continue at the Royal Canadian Mint with two new silver coins

By | 2017-05-11T21:52:17+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Star Trek commemorations continue at the Royal Canadian Mint with two new silver coins It isn't just the Perth Mint that's continuing with its Star Trek commemorative coin range this month, the Royal Canadian Mint have made additions as well. Two new silver issues debut this month, one celebrating Star Trek in general and a second aimed more specifically at the 30th anniversary of the premiere [...]

Bullion coin nightmares at the United States and Perth Mints as sales nosedive to new lows

By | 2017-05-11T21:36:13+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Bullion coin nightmares at the United States and Perth Mints as sales nosedive to new lows We're all used to volatility in the precious metal bullion coin market and we're all equally aware of the seeming disconnect between where the spot price is and where we think it should be given the economic indicators. The spot price in 2017 has shown the same kinds of movement as [...]

Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour marked on a silver coin 75 years later

By | 2017-05-11T21:35:47+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Niue Island|

Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour marked on a silver coin 75 years later A startling event at the time, proof that the war was closer to Australian borders than many wanted to believe, the 1942 attack on ships moored in Sydney Harbour by a trio of Japanese midget submarines is one of those tales of daring that fill the history of war. These tiny 23.9 [...]

World Exclusive: Ancient Myths Trojan Horse silver coin followed on by the legend of the Minotaur

By | 2017-05-11T21:51:15+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Ancient Myths Trojan Horse silver coin followed on by the legend of the Minotaur It's always a pleasure to get an exclusive look at a new coin and when it was as outstanding as last years Trojan Horse coin, it's a real treat. The first in a new series called Ancient Myths, the coin was a superb example of this ever popular genre. Struck by the Mint [...]

Star Trek returns to Perth Mint with a tribute to the ultra-classic episode Mirror Mirror

By | 2017-05-11T21:35:12+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Star Trek returns to Perth Mint with a tribute to the ultra-classic episode Mirror Mirror While the New Zealand Mint's range of Star Wars coins has powered on relentlessly, the Perth Mint's Star Trek range has been quiet since last October when they launched the excellent tricorder packaged 2oz coin. May seems to be a month of new releases however, with a new coin here and two [...]

The House of Windsor is a century old and the Royal Mint commemorates in gold and silver

By | 2017-05-11T21:34:43+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The House of Windsor is a century old and the Royal Mint commemorates in gold and silver We've already taken an early look at these back when the Royal Mint announced their range for 2017, but to recap, these coins are issued in commemoration of a century since the founding of the House of Windsor. The name of the British monarchy, it was changed from the rather [...]

Classic Star Wars proof silver & gold coin range continues with the ginger wookie, Chewbacca

By | 2017-05-11T21:33:56+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Gold, Silver, NZ Mint|

Classic Star Wars proof silver & gold coin range continues with the ginger wookie, Chewbacca Classic Star Wars time again and for the eighth release in this ongoing series it's the turn of one of the most recognisable characters in the franchise, Chewbacca. An 8-feet tall, 200-year old Wookie, Chewbacca became Han Solo's sidekick after Han refused an order to kill him. The co-pilot on the Millenium [...]

April, 2017

Warriors of History heads to the Middle East and the Middle Ages with the Ayyubids

By | 2017-05-11T21:38:26+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Warriors of History heads to the Middle East and the Middle Ages with the Ayyubids The New Zealand Mint have released the seventh coin in their series Warriors of History. Depicting some of the warrior classes throughout history, the series launched in June 2016 and has travelled around the globe and through time from pre-Roman times through to the Middle Ages. This seventh coin looks [...]

CIT@TICC: Cherry Blossom Globe. A coin in a snow globe celebrates iconic Japanese season

By | 2017-05-11T21:39:07+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT@TICC: Cherry Blossom Globe. A coin in a snow globe celebrates iconic Japanese season It's time for the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC) and like at  most of the other major coin shows around the world, industry favourites Coin Invest Trust are launching a new selection of coins. We've already looked at a minigold (Princess Diana), a superb shaped silver coin (Remembrance Poppy) and another of their [...]