Niue Island

January, 2019

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue

By |2019-01-18T14:21:43+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue 2018 was a busy year for the New Zealand Mint as they continued to popularise the silver foil with a whole swathe of variously sized designs. They've obviously had some success with the relatively new type of coin as we've already seen some new designs for 2019. We can now add Batman Villains [...]

Burning rubber! Art Mint adds a tyre to a coin to celebrate 130 years of Dunlop’s invention

By |2019-01-17T16:27:25+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Art Mint, Inserts, Science, Silver, Niue Island|

Burning rubber! Art Mint adds a tyre to a coin to celebrate 130 years of Dunlop's invention Producers of some pretty unique coins, Paris-based Art Mint have managed to pick up several awards for their innovative and beautifully struck issues over the last few years. They recently won the Peoples Choice Award at the 2018 Coin Constellation Awards in Moscow for their attractive Celestial Bodies: The Sun [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Hephaestus, joins Ares and Poseidon in Numiartis’s outstanding Gods series

By |2019-01-10T18:42:38+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

EXCLUSIVE: Hephaestus, joins Ares and Poseidon in Numiartis's outstanding Gods series Numiartis and the Mint of Poland issued their Ares coin in early 2017, soon after our teaser render surfaced in December 2016. It debuted to universal praise and rapidly went on to become a huge hit on the aftermarket. How do you follow up a coin like that? With an even better one, of [...]

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver

By |2019-01-07T22:56:00+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver The biggest licence in coins is the New Zealand Mint's Disney franchise, for which the mint has been pumping out coins at a fair old pace recently. We've covered most of them, (we'll be cutting back a little in 2019 to increase variety), but there's no missing Sleeping Beauty's [...]

December, 2018

Star Wars Clone Troopers hit the New Zealand Mint’s latest themed bullion coins in gold and silver

By |2018-12-28T11:27:46+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Clone Troopers hit the New Zealand Mint's latest themed bullion coins in gold and silver Just sneaking into the end of the year is the New Zealand Mints latest 2019 bullion coin in 1 oz silver and gold formats. As you'd expect from a mint that relies so heavily on its licenced properties, this one dips back into the large selection they have and [...]

The Ascension of Jesus wraps up Scottsdale Biblical Stories for 2019, its fourth year

By |2018-12-19T18:02:05+00:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The Ascension of Jesus wraps up Scottsdale Biblical Stories for 2019, its fourth year Rounding out its fourth year in an epic ten-year program, Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series debuts the 24th coin in the series and the last of the six to be released in 2018. Based on the work of 19th century French wood engraver, Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré, the reinterpretation of these by sculptor D'Almeida [...]

Seize the coin. Carpe Diem is immortalised on Art Mint’s latest innovative silver coin

By |2018-12-14T20:19:56+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Art Mint, Inserts, Silver, Niue Island|

Seize the coin. Carpe Diem is immortalised on Art Mint's latest innovative silver coin "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero". The full version of the famous latin phrase means"seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future." Of course, there are multiple translations, but the general gist is encapsulated perfectly as one suggesting what you CAN do now is better than what you MAY be [...]

Forget a coin about chess when you can have chess on a coin! Art Mint goes for checkmate

By |2018-12-11T16:02:57+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Art Mint, Coloured, Sport, Silver, Niue Island|

Forget a coin about chess when you can have chess on a coin! Art Mint goes for checkmate There have been a few attempts to incorporate a coin into a board game, the most recent one that we can remember being CIT's The Treasure of the Cruel Captain. While that was a large base metal piece that really stretched the limits of being called a coin, this [...]

Niue’s look at reef fish in coin form continues with the beautiful Moorish Idol

By |2018-12-05T11:53:23+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue's look at reef fish in coin form continues with the beautiful Moorish Idol 2019 MOORISH IDOL A new series for 2018 and now three coins in, Reef Fish highlights some of the more colourful and popular fish that inhabit coral reef environments around the world. We've already seen the Triggerfish and the Angelfish, and now it's the turn of the beautiful Moorish Idol to take centre [...]

Full Metal Numismatic: Downies commemorates 40 years since Australia ended Vietnam War involvement

By |2018-12-02T20:24:41+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Full Metal Numismatic: Downies commemorates 40 years since Australia ended Vietnam War involvement Seen throughout the world as a predominantly American conflict, the Vietnam War also drew in several other Allied nations in the fight against the Communist North. In those countries, the war proved to be as divisive as it did in the USA, nowhere more so than Australia. During the course of a ten-year period, [...]

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