Cook Islands

April, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 joins the growing selection of Marvel Universe silver coins

By | 2017-04-19T21:18:47+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Cook Islands|

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 joins the growing selection of Marvel Universe silver coins If there can be anything that the word phenomenon can be applied to in the movie world, it's the success of the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). After decades of failing to repeat the critical acclaim that DC enjoyed with its early Christopher Reeve Superman and Michael Keaton Batman movies, a new direction [...]

Queen Guinevere coin joins King Arthur in Choice Mint’s impressive look at the Camelot legends

By | 2017-04-17T19:18:40+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Choice Mint, Cook Islands|

Queen Guinevere coin joins King Arthur in Choice Mint's impressive look at the Camelot legends With two hit series now running simultaneously, Choice Mint are concentrating on making new entrants into them as excellent as possible. Their first range was called Legends of Asgard and a third coin is due out around the middle of the year featuring the frost giant Ymir. The second series is centred [...]

March, 2017

Skyline Dollars. Banknote-style silver coins the next big thing or a niche item?

By | 2017-03-27T18:37:10+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Banknote Style, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Skyline Dollars. Banknote-style silver coins the next big thing or a niche item? When is a coin not a coin? It's a question we often see opinions on as minting technology has allowed ever more ambitious designs to appear for sale. There are the hardcore collectors who believe that a coin should be round and cleanly struck. In our opinion that's too narrow a definition given that [...]

CIT continue their minigold coin bonanza with five new half-gram releases

By | 2017-03-24T10:26:27+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, People, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT continue their minigold coin bonanza with five new half-gram releases One of the earliest and certainly most eager proponents of the half-gram 'minigold' format coin, Liechtenstein-based and collector favourite Coin Invest Trust (CIT) have launched some more of these increasingly popular coins today. CIT usually launch when there's a major coin show on somewhere on the globe and this time it's the turn of the 2017 [...]

CIT’s Liberty Bar Collection launches with the smartminted americonic Statue of Liberty coin

By | 2017-03-13T10:30:58+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT's Liberty Bar Collection launches with the smartminted americonic Statue of Liberty coin Smartminting is back and for the first time has been used by Coin Invest Trust on a rectangular bar instead of a standard coin. The first in a new series from this multi award-winning European coin producer, the Statue of Liberty is an obvious first choice for a set of coins with the title [...]

February, 2017

We’re off to the Moon with Numiscollect’s latest windowed silver numismatic

By | 2017-02-18T11:25:15+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Inserts, Nature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

We're off to the Moon with Numiscollect's latest windowed silver numismatic A perennial favourite for the past few years, meteorite coins come in many forms, often employing new cutting edge minting techniques. What they have in common however, is an embedded piece of one of the myriad meteorites that have crashed to Earth over the last few million years. In many cases, the rarity of the meteorite [...]

Powercoins iconic 2016 Guy Fawkes coin goes back in time for the latest 2017 issue

By | 2017-02-13T09:42:37+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Culture, History, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Powercoins iconic 2016 Guy Fawkes coin goes back in time for the latest 2017 issue An unsuspected treat last year was Roman coin dealer Powercoin releasing a pair of excellent CIT-produced silver coins. Both employed new uber-hit technique SmartMinting and both featured subjects well apart from the usual common ones. One was called Cupid & Psyche and was themed around classic sculpture. Featuring high-relief and colour on [...]

Time Capsule silver coin from CIT follows innovative warped 2016 Space Time Continuum

By | 2017-02-10T09:50:42+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Silver, Science, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Time Capsule silver coin from CIT follows innovative warped 2016 Space Time Continuum If you're looking for unusual and high-quality numimsatics that push boundaries, the prime candidates to supply them to you are Coin Invest Trust and the Mint of Poland. While the latter has directed its energies to a high-end dimensional range, this year represented by a pair of bell-shaped coins, the former has continued to [...]

January, 2017

Superb History of the Crusades series reaches its tenth coin with the poignant Last Crusader

By | 2017-01-31T09:43:28+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Superb History of the Crusades series reaches its tenth coin with the poignant Last Crusader Regular readers here will know that Numiscollect’s History of the Crusades is one of our favourite series of collectable silver coins. First appearing in 2009, the coins have consistently been of a high standard, detailed and well designed. Each reverse has taken one of the main protagonists from each of the main [...]

Space Shuttle legacy showcased on Cook Islands coin with spaceborne material inset

By | 2017-01-26T16:24:09+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Science, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Space Shuttle legacy showcased on Cook Islands coin with spaceborne material inset We often see coins themed around the numerous meteorites that impact the Earth, usually containing fragments of the actual object itself. It's a genre that has experienced some excellent variety and quality of design over the last few years, some quite ambitious. Less common are coins that look at objects going in the opposite direction. [...]