Cook Islands

November, 2017

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set

By | 2017-11-20T17:51:43+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: History, People, Silver, Cook Islands, Downies|

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set One of the worlds foremost explorers, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy is famed for making three epic voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Credited with the first recorded European contact with the Hawaiian Islands and the east coast of Australia, as well as the first circumnavigation of New Zealand, Cook sailed [...]

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America

By | 2017-11-11T12:04:55+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, History, Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America A relatively new concept in modern numismatics, ultra-thin banknote-style coins have grown in popularity since their debut last year.  Usually 150 x 70 mm in size and weighing around five grams, the concept is a little older, but CIT took them into legal tender territory last year when they debuted the [...]

The Perth Mints hit Gods of Olympus is back with thirteen new silver coins in a limited run

By | 2017-11-07T10:05:42+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cook Islands, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mints hit Gods of Olympus is back with thirteen new silver coins in a limited run One of the biggest hits of 2014 and a coin that kicked off a the whole modern numismatic trend for antiqued, high-relief ancient mythology, Zeus was the first of the Perth Mints Gods series. Since its debut, there have been four complete three-coin series and all have sold out. [...]

September, 2017

The nocturnal world of animals investigated by the Cook Islands on Numiscollects latest

By | 2017-09-03T22:50:52+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The nocturnal world of animals investigated by the Cook Islands on Numiscollects latest Another new series from Numiscollect heads back in the darkness with a look at the nocturnal world of the animal kingdom. A fascinating subject with plenty of material to choose from, this Dutch coin producer has chosen the much-loved Red Panda to kick the series off. Native to the Himalayas and southwestern China, this [...]

August, 2017

Iconic Egyptian scarab symbolism celebrated on striking liimited box sets of silver coins from CIT

By | 2017-08-27T20:39:29+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Iconic Egyptian scarab symbolism celebrated on striking liimited box sets of silver coins from CIT A surprise release at this months ANA show was a second set of Scarab coins from Coin Invest Trust. Following on from a debut set released at the World Money Fair in Berlin back in late January, we never covered that one in any detail so now seems a good time to [...]

Magnificent Life series heads into the undergrowth with the iconic Cobra snake

By | 2017-08-17T19:36:11+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Magnificent Life series heads into the undergrowth with the iconic Cobra snake Along with Evolution of Life, Magnificent Life was a new series that debuted at the ANA show in 2015 and signalled that CIT were not going to be saving all the best stuff for the World Money Fair in Berlin at the start of every year. The Peacock was the initial subject of choice and [...]

Gods of the World series launches with a striking smartminted three-ounce Quetzalcoatl coin

By | 2017-08-11T22:00:18+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Gods of the World series launches with a striking smartminted three-ounce Quetzalcoatl coin Without question one of the most popular themes in modern high-end numismatics, ancient myths and legends have spawned a plethora of coins with a quality that remains incredibly high almost across the board. Employing state-of-the-art minting technologies, extravagant design and ambitious production, this theme has drawn in some of the finest ranges currently on [...]

Smartminting pushed hard with Mount Everest, the second 7 Summits silver coin

By | 2017-08-08T14:52:35+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Smartminting pushed hard with Mount Everest, the second 7 Summits silver coin One of the biggest modern commemorative coin programs has been Coin Invest Trust's attractive Mountains and Flora series. One of their basic series, a simple coloured sterling silver coin, it nevertheless proved popular enough to run for 61 issues between 2009 and 2016, only recently wrapping up. A fascinating subject, CIT weren't finished with it [...]

The Timbuktu-landed Chergach is the latest impact meteorite adorned coin from CIT

By | 2017-08-05T15:33:19+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

The Timbuktu-landed Chergach is the latest impact meteorite adorned coin from CIT After enjoying a flurry of releases over the last few years, the number of meteorite coins has lessened recently. It's fitting that a series that spawned the genre continues on and maintains a standard reached by few others. Coin Invest Trust launched their first meteorite-adorned coin back in 2004 and the coin we're looking at [...]

July, 2017

Spiderman Homecoming movie immortalised by John Mercanti on new proof coin range

By | 2017-07-07T14:14:20+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, BH Mayer, Cook Islands|

Spiderman Homecoming movie immortalised by John Mercanti on new proof coin range The latest blockbuster movie from the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) is one than fans never thought they would see. The movie rights to Spiderman are not actually owned by them, but like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, are owned by Sony. Fortunately, a deal was thrashed out that let Spiderman join the MCU and [...]