Mik Woodgate

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November, 2017

The Klingon, Worf, is showcased on the Perth Mints first Gods of Olympus-style antiqued Star Trek coin

By | 2017-11-06T23:26:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Klingon, Worf, is showcased on the Perth Mints first Gods of Olympus-style antiqued Star Trek coin Both friends and enemies of the United Federation of Planets, the Klingons are today one of the most widely recognised alien species in science-fiction. Present in all series of Star Trek, its most famous character is Worf, son of Mogh. A Commander on the USS Enterprise-D, Worf was one of [...]

Star Wars Classic coin series wraps up 2017 with the enigmatic fan favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett

By | 2017-11-06T10:55:02+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Classic coin series wraps up 2017 with the enigmatic fan favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett Classic Star Wars has been a hugely popular range of gold and silver coins and for good reason. Taking characters from this iconic movie franchise and presenting them in a classic, gimmick-free way has obviously resonated with collectors. Beautiful designs have certainly helped, aided by a series of movies jam-packed [...]

The National Hockey League is a century old and Canada celebrates with a silver coin

By | 2017-11-05T17:50:06+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: Sport, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The National Hockey League is a century old and Canada celebrates with a silver coin One of the core North American sports, although very popular in central and eastern Europe as well, Ice Hockey is a contact team sport played on an ice rink. The sports governing body is the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), but like football, there are bodies in 76 countries, the most famous [...]

Seventeenth century Lithuanian Radziwill Palace is celebrated with a new silver coin

By | 2017-11-02T18:42:17+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Quick Look, Silver, Lietuvos Bankas, Lithuania|

Seventeenth century Lithuanian Radziwill Palace is celebrated with a new silver coin The Bank of Lithuania has issued the first silver coin in its new series "Lithuanian Castles and Manors". With a new coin every year, the range will highlight some of the more impressive historical buildings in this Baltic state. The initial offering will showcase the residential palace of Janusz Radziwiłł, Palatine of Vilnius and Grand [...]

Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series

By | 2017-11-01T23:48:16+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Event, Australia, Coloured, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series Sydney's New Year celebrations are known throughout the world, both for being one of the first major cities to move into the latest calendar year, and for the huge fireworks display. Held in a harbour full of iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the bridge, the Royal Australian Mint [...]

Battles That Changed History by the NZ Mint is our latest Coin Series Profile

By | 2017-11-02T13:04:54+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History by the NZ Mint is our latest Coin Series Profile Our latest Coin Series Profile is now up and features the companion series to the excellent Warriors of History series from the New Zealand Mint. Called Battles That Changed History, the series is very close in concept and execution to Warriors and should have plenty of crossover appeal. Even though it's currently at [...]

Perth Mint silver sales in October get a little bump but everything else is bottom feeding

By | 2017-11-01T13:27:19+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Perth Mint silver sales in October get a little bump but everything else is bottom feeding We seem to be just peddling doom and gloom every month when looking at the bullion coin sales of the big three mints that publish regular figures. The fact remains that there's little to be optimistic about. Where there are signs of improvement they tend to be slight and fleeting. When the news [...]

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins

By | 2017-11-01T10:43:30+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins Australia loves its sport to the degree that it's almost a national defining characteristic. Punching above their weight in many disciplines, they almost always put on a good show. With two major events occurring next year, it was pretty obvious that the Royal Australian mint was going to mark them with some new numismatic [...]

October, 2017

Han Solo in carbonite follows Darth Vader into the ultra high relief silver coin world

By | 2017-10-31T12:47:50+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Han Solo in carbonite follows Darth Vader into the ultra high relief silver coin world The New Zealand Mint recently expanded its range of Star Wars themed coins away from its regular series with the release of its first ultra high relief (UHR) coin. Darth Vader was struck in two-ounces of silver and sold out its 5,000 mintage in pretty quick order. It didn't take a psychic [...]

Warriors of History silver coin series hits its tenth release with the rampaging Huns

By | 2017-10-30T22:07:12+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Warriors of History silver coin series hits its tenth release with the rampaging Huns The New Zealand Mints latest Warriors of History coin is the tenth in the series, a sure sign of popularity, and it's easy to see why. Antique-finished and with a figure highlighted in colour, they're attractive releases and feature a perennial numismatic subject. Struck in an ounce of fine silver, they're very well [...]