Marketwatch

May, 2017

Bullion coin nightmares at the United States and Perth Mints as sales nosedive to new lows

By | 2017-05-11T21:36:13+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Bullion coin nightmares at the United States and Perth Mints as sales nosedive to new lows We're all used to volatility in the precious metal bullion coin market and we're all equally aware of the seeming disconnect between where the spot price is and where we think it should be given the economic indicators. The spot price in 2017 has shown the same kinds of movement as [...]

April, 2017

March is over, US & Perth Mint’s bullion sales graphs updated and the pain continues

By | 2017-04-09T12:52:36+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

March is over, US & Perth Mint's bullion sales graphs updated and the pain continues Time to update the bullion sales graphs from the United States and Perth mints. It will be a while before we get the numbers for the Royal Canadian mint and even then it will only be until the end of 2016. All in all, another less than stellar month in a market seemingly disconnected from the the [...]

March, 2017

The Isle of Man is back in the commemorative coin game with new Tower Mint partnership

By | 2017-03-28T16:27:44+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Marketwatch, Coin Invest Trust, Isle of Man, Tower Mint|

The Isle of Man is back in the commemorative coin game with new Tower Mint partnership After announcing a break from the Pobjoy Mint after forty years, the Isle of Man has partnered up with The Tower Mint, the last remaining London-based mint (the Royal Mint moved to Wales years ago) to get back in the commemorative coin market, as well as produce new circulating currency. On [...]

February bullion coin sales charts updated for the Perth Mint and the US Mint. Huge drops.

By | 2017-03-12T08:43:01+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

February bullion coin sales charts updated for the Perth Mint and the US Mint. Huge drops It's that time of the month again when the figures for the sales volume of precious metal coin sales are released and it's showing huge drops from January, even in a month traditionally known for them. We have the usual numbers for the United States Mint, which is exceptionally good and [...]

February, 2017

Ever growing selection of modern coins from Oceania collected in comprehensive new catalogue

By | 2017-02-19T18:44:06+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Ever growing selection of modern coins from Oceania collected in comprehensive new catalogue While sites like AgAuNEWS try their best to cover as many coins as possible, the ever increasing numbers of modern numismatics entering the marketplace make that more and more difficult. Even though we produce our Coin Series Profiles that detail some of the less known or most popular coin series out there, we can [...]

Bullion coin sales charts updated for the Perth Mint and the US Mint for January

By | 2017-02-11T17:12:19+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Bullion coin sales charts updated for the Perth Mint and the US Mint for January As we usually do, the bullion sales charts have been updated to cover the first month of 2017. We've done the United States and Perth Mints but the figures for the Royal Canadian Mint are sadly still lagging far behind. The RCM publishes a quarterly report only and we've still yet to [...]

July, 2016

AgAuNews nuggets from the modern coin world 008 – Week 27 2016

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:43+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Categories: Marketwatch, News|

BULLION COIN SALES FOR JUNE MIXED We've updated our bullion coin sales charts for the Perth Mint and the United States Mint to cover sales in June. As usual, the Royal Canadian Mint lags behind with its figures, publishing only quaterly. The figures for July will be interesting as they should be showing the full effects of the Brexit referendum result that has upset markets worldwide. [...]

AgAuNews nuggets from the modern coin world 007 – Week 26 2016

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:46+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Categories: Marketwatch, News|

PERTH MINT JULY RELEASES Just a few hours away from Perth Mints July coins which you can see listed below. The usual mix of proof versions of bullion coins and coloured gift coins, there's also be a surprise not listed here. Well worth a look back shortly. We reckon the Star Trek coins are the best yet. The HMS Thunderchild coin is one struck for MNI [...]

June, 2016

AgAuNews nuggets from the modern coin world 006 – Week 25 2016

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:48+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Categories: Marketwatch, News|

NOW YOU SEE IT. NOW YOU DON'T. What is 20 cm long, 10cm wide, 6cm thick, weighs 15kg, and worth about $600k? A gold bar in the Japan Mints Tokyo office, recently returned after a holiday in a local pawn shop. A fifty-year old mint officer, Yutaka Umeno, decided the bar of gold on display in the Japan Mint Museum would be a fine way to cover [...]

AgAuNews nuggets from the modern coin world 005 – Week 24 2016

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:50+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Categories: Marketwatch, News|

WHEN IS A DESIGN NOT A DESIGN There's an interesting thread over at the Silver Stackers forum regarding the mineral insert in a Mineral Arts Hogwarts coin and one worth highlighting because of the wider implications. What we call art-architectural coins are without doubt one of the highlights of modern numismatics. Employing high-end techniques, great design, and quality strikes, the genre is one of the most impressive [...]