Tuvalu

April, 2017

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

By | 2017-04-20T19:03:02+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, Silver, Science, 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 [...]

October, 2016

Perth Mint debut Star Trek anniversary coin with cool packaging

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:23+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint debut Star Trek 50th Anniversary coin with cool packaging As Star Treks 50th Anniversary draws to a close, the flood of coins that have washed over the market winds down. With no new debuts due from either the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) or likely the Perth Mint (nothing in November at least) it is to this new coin that fan hopes lie [...]

September, 2016

The Koi Fish Jumps the Dragon Gate on the Perth Mints latest coin

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:25+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Culture, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The Koi Fish Jumps the Dragon Gate on the Perth Mints latest coin Every now and then the Perth Mint likes to release a mid-month special, usually a commission for a third party, but almost always of interest. There have been some fine ones over the last year or two, especially the Chinese-inspired five ounce silver coins in various finishes that have proven pretty [...]

Star Treks Delta symbol on a silver coin celebrates 50th anniversary

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:30+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Star Treks iconic Delta symbol in silver celebrates franchises 50th anniversary The Perth Mint are certainly ramping up and diversifying their range of Star Trek coins as we trundle through the ultra-iconic tv shows 50th anniversary year. After what we thought was a mildly disappointing first series of ten coins depicting five of the different captains and their vessels, the quality of design has [...]

August, 2016

New Coin Series Profile up for Famous Fantasy Ships series

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:31+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Site Update, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

New Coin Series Profile up for Famous Fantasy Ships series With the limited launch of a full collection of the Perth Mint and Modern Numismatic Internationals Famous Fantasy Ships, also known as Famous Ships That Never Sailed, we felt is better to produce a full guide to the series given we haven't covered every one of the eight coins released to date. These clean [...]