Mik Woodgate

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April, 2017

Mint of Polands domed solar system coin series voyages out to the enigmatic Red Planet

By | 2017-04-07T21:57:13+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Inserts, Nature, Silver, Science, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Polands domed solar system coin series voyages out to the enigmatic Red Planet The second of our exclusive looks at the Mint of Poland and Pela-Coins latest releases, following the excellent Nummulites Evolution of Earth debut yesterday. Like that coin, this third launch in the domed Solar System series is running at the top of its genre and continues on with a series that has [...]

Exclusive: Evolution of Earth debuts its second coin with the aptly named Nummulites

By | 2017-04-06T18:00:44+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Ruthenium, Silver, Science, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive: Evolution of Earth debuts its second coin with the aptly named Nummulites With three ranges of fossil-themed coins on the market now, competition has never been higher. That's a great thing for us as we love the subject matter and many people find it a source of constant fascination. It's no surprise that Coin Invest Trust (CIT) kicked off the current wave of new coins with [...]

The huge ten kilo variant of the Perth Mint’s Rooster silver lunar is now on sale

By | 2017-04-05T18:40:42+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Culture, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

The huge ten kilo variant of the Perth Mint's Rooster silver lunar is now on sale Despite launching over six months ago, a new addition to the Perth Mint's well regarded Lunar Series II bullion range is now available for sale. Clocking in at a simply gigantic ten kilos, it's the largest annual silver bullion coin in the world. Mintage is limited to a maximum of just [...]

Deadly and Dangerous twelfth coin release features the aggressive predatory Bull Shark

By | 2017-04-04T17:32:40+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Deadly and Dangerous twelfth coin release features the aggressive predatory Bull Shark It was way back in 2006 that the Perth Mint debuted its latest coloured silver coin series, Deadly and Dangerous. While ostensibly just another of the mints plethora of coins in this format, the Red-Back Spider coin captured collectors imaginations and became a huge hit. It's easy to see why as the coin had a superb design.Fast [...]

Perth Mint surprises with a new one-ounce silver bullion coin series, the Silver Swan

By | 2017-04-04T22:04:16+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint surprises with a new one-ounce silver bullion coin series, the Silver Swan Despite the introduction of the one-ounce Red Kangaroo bullion coin with its ten million plus sales and recurring design, the Perth Mint remains primarily known for its semi-numismatic silver bullion coin range. In production for many years, the multiple ranges all feature fauna of one sort or another, either the mundane in its [...]

Royal Mints smash-hit Beatrix Potter 50p coin series is back with four new characters

By | 2017-04-03T18:38:32+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints smash-hit Beatrix Potter 50p coin series is back with four new characters After the smash-hit launch of the seven-sided fifty-pence coin for 2016 themed around 150 years since the birth of celebrated childrens author Beatrix Potter early last year, it comes as no surporise that the Royal Mint has revisited the franchise for a second year. Other than the coin subjects, the designs remain exactly [...]

Netherlands releases Zeeland, the sixth in its Twelve Provinces silver ducat coin series

By | 2017-04-03T17:27:52+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Netherlands releases Zeeland, the sixth in its Twelve Provinces silver ducat coin series We have to go back to 1586 (1659 for silver) for the birth of the Ducat coin in the Netherlands and today, well over four centuries later, they're still being produced with the same weight, composition and general design, although now for collectors. Spread around the world by the dominance of Dutch international trade, [...]

Site Updates: New coin release schedules, revised Coin Series Profiles, Video Channel

By | 2017-04-01T15:23:56+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: New coin release schedules, revised Coin Series Profiles More site updates. It's important to keep content up to date, so the following has been undertaken; The 2017 RELEASE SCHEDULES have been added for Belgium and Portugal. We've added Russia's FIFA coin programme as well. The History of the Crusades Coin Series Profile has been updated for better readability and looks. The World Buddha Heritage Coin Series Profile has [...]

March, 2017

World’s first heart transplant 50 years ago is commemorated on new Belgian silver coin

By | 2017-03-31T12:16:08+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Belgium, Silver, Science, Royal Belgian Mint|

World's first heart transplant 50 years ago is commemorated on new Belgian silver coin Belgium has launched a new silver coin commemorating half a century since Christiaan Barnard undertook the first human heart transplant. The momentous event took place in 1967 in South Africa, ironically the same year the Krugerrand hit the market. Deemed a success, we now consider heart transplants as a solid weapon in our [...]

HMS Bounty silver bullion coin adds a smaller half-ounce sibling to the range

By | 2017-03-30T19:08:23+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

HMS Bounty silver bullion coin adds a smaller half-ounce sibling to the range Last October we reported on a new silver bullion coin sold by US dealer Money Metals Exchange and reportedly produced for them by the NZ Mint. Struck in an ounce of fine 0.999 silver, it was the second silver bullion coin to depict a legend in old maritime circles, the HMS Bounty. Like the [...]