Mik Woodgate

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February, 2018

Perth Mint to release coins based on Warner Brothers movie and television icons over next three years

By | 2018-02-05T15:37:16+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Information, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint to release coins based on Warner Brothers movie and television icons over next three years It seems that Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes are just the tip of the iceberg as the Perth Mint has announced it has signed up Warner Brothers with a view to producing commemorative coins over the next three years. One of the biggest television and movie companies in the [...]

The gods are no more. Long live the art of warfare. Perth debuts new antique high relief series.

By | 2018-02-05T10:35:12+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The gods are no more. Long live the art of warfare. Perth debuts antique high relief series. Almost single-handedly creating the ancient mythology high-relief antique coin market with its Gods of Olympus series, the Perth Mint has kept the concept going every year since. Goddesses of Olympus, followed by two series of Norse-themed issues led us to suspect another series this year, but it looks like a change [...]

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Captain Cooks voyage with a domed gold coin

By | 2018-02-04T13:21:48+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Captain Cooks voyage with a domed gold coin It's 250 years since Captain Cook set off on his famous voyage to the South Ppacific during which he landed on Australia. With several mints in Australia, it's obvious an event like that would get marked with some fine numismatics and we've already had a great three-coin set from Downies to enjoy. The Royal Australian [...]

The Star Trek onrush continues with a new three silver coin Canadian series of iconic Starships

By | 2018-02-03T16:16:22+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Star Trek onrush continues with a new three silver coin Canadian series of iconic Starships It seems 2018 is going to be the year of the popular culture coin, with a huge range of tv and movie themed issues already appearing just five weeks into the year. Star Trek seems to be garnering a bit more attention than usual with THREE mints now issuing coins, since the [...]

Royal Canadian Mint introduces Mintshield to reduce white spots on its silver bullion coins

By | 2018-02-02T15:11:29+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Information, Royal Canadian Mint|

Royal Canadian Mint introduces Mintshield to reduce white spots on its silver bullion coins In what can only be welcome news to the myriad numbers of collectors of their bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint has announced a new technique to significantly reduce the appearance of the dreaded white spots. A difficult and not fully understood process, the formation of white spots has annoyed collectors for years, so here's hoping [...]

Innovative use of relief marks Powercoin and CIT’s first Great Micromosaic Passion proof silver coin

By | 2018-02-02T14:11:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Palau|

Innovative use of relief marks Powercoin and CIT's first Great Micromosaic Passion proof silver coin It's often the case that the simplest ideas are the most effective and the perfect example of that is Powercoins latest addition to its repertoire, Great Micromosiac Passion. The subject matter is the ultra-famous painting by the 15th century master Sandro Botticelli, the Birth of Venus. It's important to choose a subject that [...]

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass

By | 2018-02-04T13:31:04+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Nature, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass Not the most prolific of mints, the Swiss Mint does still retain the knack of releasing some fine coins (and yodelling coins...). Their latest is a beautiful 20g silver coin depicting the Klausen Pass. The first in a new series called Swiss Alpine Passes, if the rest of the coins [...]

Perth Mint expands its tv/movie ranges with new Trek, Looney Tunes and Planet of the Apes coins

By | 2018-02-01T15:23:07+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint expands its tv/movie ranges with new Trek, Looney Tunes and Planet of the Apes coins Along with the New Zealand Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint, the Western Australian based Perth Mint are one of the three major issuers of coins featuring popular culture television and movie series. With Star Trek enjoying the status of most-favoured licence, we're not surprised that a new issue is [...]

Perth Mint launches The Dragon – its first Australian rectangular bullion coins

By | 2018-02-01T09:21:02+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches The Dragon - its first Australian rectangular bullion coins In a break from their usual style, the Perth Mint is today releasing a new rectangular bullion coin depicting a stylised Chinese Dragon with a flaming pearl. A motif that has featured increasingly more in the last couple of years, the transition to a rectangular format is a surprise, but welcome enough. This is a [...]

January, 2018

WMF18 – Coin Invest Trust reveals an impressive selection of innovative new issues in Berlin

By | 2018-01-31T19:03:43+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Information, Coin Invest Trust|

WMF18 - Coin Invest Trust reveals an impressive selection of innovative new issues in Berlin We'll take a closer look at these over the next couple of weeks because of how hectic it is at the moment, but here's a quick summary of yet another superb mix of releases from the best in the business - Coin Invest Trust. As it's Berlin, there's the expected Tiffany Art [...]