Tuvalu

June, 2017

Who you gonna call? The Perth Mint if you want a proof silver Ghostbusters coin…

By | 2017-06-05T23:04:23+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Who you gonna call? The Perth Mint if you want a proof silver Ghostbusters coin... There's never been a time when popular culture has emblazoned itself across so many precious metal coins as it has right now. From the obvious targets like Star Wars, Star Trek and Disney, right throught to smaller properties that are just marking anniversaries or popularity, the choice is wide and deep. New [...]

Norse Goddesses from the Perth Mint continues with Frigg, the second of three for 2017

By | 2017-06-06T00:13:30+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Norse Goddesses from the Perth Mint continues with Frigg, the second of three for 2017 The second of a trilogy of Norse Goddesses coins to be released through 2017 by the Perth Mint, Frigg is actually the 11th coin to debut in the Gods & Goddesses range. First launched in 2014 when Zeus swept into the marketplace and caused a frenzy, the series has quietened down considerably [...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is back with a limited run of one-kilo coloured silver coins

By | 2017-06-04T16:50:34+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is back with a limited run of one-kilo coloured silver coins It was only a couple of months ago that we looked at a set of ½-ounce coloured silver coins featuring the main characters from the new blockbuster Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but they're back again in vastly bigger form with this new one-kilo silver coin. Whereas [...]

May, 2017

Star Trek returns to Perth Mint with a tribute to the ultra-classic episode Mirror Mirror

By | 2017-05-11T21:35:12+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Star Trek returns to Perth Mint with a tribute to the ultra-classic episode Mirror Mirror While the New Zealand Mint's range of Star Wars coins has powered on relentlessly, the Perth Mint's Star Trek range has been quiet since last October when they launched the excellent tricorder packaged 2oz coin. May seems to be a month of new releases however, with a new coin here and two [...]

April, 2017

Melbourne Mint is back with a monster five-ounce silver Tyrannosaurus Rex proof coin

By | 2017-05-11T21:43:14+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Melbourne Mint, Tuvalu|

Melbourne Mint is back with a monster five-ounce silver Tyrannosaurus Rex proof coin Regular readers will know we have our favourite themes here. Popular subjects like architectural and ancient mythology are popular here also, but one we think is still a touch under-represented in modern numismatics is a personal favourite, prehistoric life. A few mints dabble semi-regularly, MCI-Mint in Germany and the Royal Canadian Mint spring to [...]

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 [...]

March, 2017

Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles series continues with the ultimate apex predator – Saltie

By | 2017-03-11T08:11:40+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Australia's Remarkable Reptiles series continues with the ultimate apex predator - Saltie, the awesome Saltwater Crocodile One of the many coloured proof silver coin series that the Perth Mint seems to specialise in, Remarkable Reptiles has seen some cool designs over the last few years. Debuting in 2013 with the Frill-Necked Lizard, the annual release schedule saw the Thorny Devil Lizard, Blue Tongue Lizard, and the Goanna [...]

Perth Mints genre-creating ancient god coins enter their fourth year with the Norse Goddess Freya

By | 2017-03-07T17:29:30+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mints genre-creating ancient god coins enter their fourth year with the Norse Goddess Freya Antique finish and a high-relief strike, two-ounce (62.2g) in weight and fancy packaging all point to one of the most popular trends in modern silver numismatics, ancient mythology. Pretty much kicked off in 2014 by the release of the Perth Mint's classic Greek Gods series, the format and theme clicked with collectors [...]

Perth Mint Compass. AgAUNEWS video now up of this attractive new antiqued coin

By | 2017-03-01T14:36:19+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Inserts, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint Compass. AgAUNEWS video now up of this attractive new antiqued coin With the Perth Mint seemingly sticking to its usual diet of bullion coin variants (proof/coloured/gilded etc) and the gift market, the desire to experiment looks to be on the wane at this collector favourite giant of commemorative coins. Having pretty much reinvented the antique gods genre of numismatics with its seminal Zeus coin and [...]

November, 2016

After Captain America, Marvel’s Doctor Strange gets a domed silver coin

By | 2016-11-26T14:12:39+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Categories: Gilded, Movies & TV, Silver, Tuvalu|

After Captain America, Marvel's Doctor Strange gets a domed silver coin of its own. Superhero films continue unabated and it's no surprise that the numismatic worlds celebration of the new 'in' movie genre has also kept pace. With everything from DC favourites like Batman and Superman, to Marvel giants like the Avengers, Spiderman and Captain America, coin collectors, or at least movie fans, clearly like these [...]