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August, 2017

Star Trek Next Generation is 30 years old and the Perth Mints latest issue marks the occasion

By | 2017-08-01T01:24:38+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Star Trek Next Generation is 30 years old and the Perth Mints latest issue marks the occasion After a quiet spell, the Perth Mint's Star Trek license is back with a coin commemorating 30 years since the debut of Star Trek: Next Generation. This was a series that was incredibly awaited and one which has earned its own place in Trek canon. Running for 7 years and [...]

Ghostbusters anniversary wraps up with a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man silver coin

By | 2017-07-30T16:20:37+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Ghostbusters anniversary wraps up with a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man silver coin The last of three coins celebrating the iconic comedy movie Ghostbusters, and following on from the crew coin and the Slimer coin released over the last couple of months, this one depicts the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This very cool movie (the original, not last years crapfest), certainly warrants some cool coins and while [...]

Perth Mint finish off their fourth run of popular ancient mythology coins with the Norse goddess Hel

By | 2017-08-01T01:27:28+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint finish off their fourth run of popular ancient mythology coins with the Norse goddess Hel As well as Ghostbusters, the Perth Mint also wraps up its very popular Norse Goddesses series with the final coin in the trilogy depicting the Goddess Hel. This is the twelfth coin to be released since the mint kicked off the whole ancient mythology genre when it debuted Zeus back [...]

July, 2017

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights is celebrated on the Perth Mints latest silver coin

By | 2017-07-04T12:34:55+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights is celebrated on the Perth Mints latest silver coin The Hindu Festival of Lights, Diwali (or Deepavali), is celebrated every year in dozens of countries around the world from India, Malayasia and Singapore, to Suriname, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. Spiritually signifying the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair, the festivities extend over [...]

Ghostbusters is back with Slimer, the second of three silver coins celebrating the cult movie

By | 2017-07-03T23:30:06+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Ghostbusters is back with Slimer, the second of three silver coins celebrating the cult movie The second of three coins celebrating the iconic comedy movie Ghostbusters, this follows on from the crew coin featured last month and comes before the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man that will round out the set next month. It's a brilliant movie that certainly warrants numismatic recognition, just a shame that reboot movie [...]

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 [...]