Niue Island

May, 2019

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players

By |2019-05-08T13:56:54+01:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players The selection of subjects appearing on the relatively new silver foil format continues to increase with the arrival of cult card game Magic the Gathering. The New Zealand Mint has previously issued two 1oz silver coins, with a considerable gap between them, but neither seem to have set the market on fire [...]

[UPDATED] New renders of the second Twelve Labours of Hercules hint at an epic release

By |2019-05-07T20:02:24+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

[UPDATED] New renders of the second Twelve Labours of Hercules hint at an epic release Update: We've now received ArtCAM renders and as suspected, they point to an epic coin release. In the past, we've always been impressed with how these renders have transferred into a real world coin and these new images point to something quite special. The Twelve Labours of Hercules are a terrific idea [...]

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine

By |2019-05-02T13:32:58+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine Silver foils continue to prove resilient to the swings and roundabouts of the coin world, although with most themed around some truly massive popular culture licences, it's fair to say they have a helping hand in other areas. Huge surface areas for a given weight - over thirty times with ease [...]

April, 2019

The world’s most uncomfortable hat is the subject of Scottsdale’s latest Biblical Series silver coin

By |2019-04-17T20:36:43+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The world's most uncomfortable hat is the subject of Scottsdale's latest Biblical Series silver coin The second of six coins to be issued in this series throughout 2019, and the 26th of 60 overall, Crown of Thorns is the latest in Scottsdale Mints epic Biblical Series of 2oz silver coins. The coins take their design from a series of woodcut illustrations of the New & Old [...]

Imperial Art, the ancient architecture coin series, is back with the Greek Acropolis starring

By |2019-04-19T20:38:23+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Imperial Art, the ancient architecture coin series, is back with the Greek Acropolis starring Back after a years hiatus, the Mint of Poland's impressive Imperial Art art-architectural coin series has returned. Beginning in 2014, the series debuted with a look at the Mesopotamian world through views of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Ishtar Gate. The following year saw the series journey to the land of [...]

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box?

By |2019-04-16T13:42:14+01:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box? A nice surprise last year, the Space Invaders 40th anniversary coin was the perfect commemoration of the groundbreaking early cult video-game. Using lenticular imagery to replicate the famous spaceship movement, and packaging in a very cool arcade cabinet style box, it's no surprise that it sold out at the [...]

March, 2019

Niue issues Ali Baba, its first commemorative coin with a national emblem instead of the QEII effigy

By |2019-03-28T14:12:54+01:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue issues Ali Baba, its first commemorative coin with a national emblem instead of the QEII effigy Similar in appearance and concept to their earlier Journeys of Discovery issues, the New Zealand Mint's latest antiqued coin series is called Legendary Tales. Moving from real history to story-telling and myth, the series has also dropped in weight from 2ozs to 1oz, so it's eminently more affordable as well. [...]

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon

By |2019-03-21T19:22:59+01:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon One of the most recognisable ships in the whole of science fiction, the Millennium Falcon isn't even an ultra-powerful warship or a deep space explorer - it's just a battered old freighter used by a smuggler, yet has gone on to garner an iconic status likely equalled only by the [...]

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons

By |2019-03-18T19:49:21+01:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, News Nuggets, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons Following the Red Dragon of the Britons that was released last November, the NZ Mint has launched the second of its Mythical Dragons two-ounce silver coins. Jumping continents from Europe to Asia, this issue depicts the tale of The Four Dragons from Chinese mythology. A subject with a heavy presence in numismatic [...]

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins

By |2019-03-07T23:28:11+01:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci is no stranger to the coin world and it's easy to see why. A huge body of incredible artwork and astounding inventions are a veritable visual feast and make splendid numismatics. To date, the vast majority of coins featuring the mans work [...]

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