Banknote / Foil

February, 2019

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil.

By |2019-02-18T09:29:07+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil Just last month the New Zealand Mint debuted the latest in an ever growing portfolio of silver foil series when it released The Joker. First of the Batman Villains range to appear, we've only had to wait a month for the second. There are plenty of villains to [...]

January, 2019

There’s pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil

By |2019-01-26T17:40:00+00:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

There's pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil We're not often surprised at new releases as most are variations on a theme, but eyebrows were definitely raised when this silver foil first put in an appearance. The New Zealand Mint have been putting out Star Trek foils at a fair pace, having already issued Original Series and Next Generation [...]

After the movie posters come the comics. Star Wars Comics #1 hits premium silver foils

By |2019-01-21T19:06:55+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

After the movie posters come the comics. Star Wars Comics #1 hits premium silver foils A new series of the New Zealand Mints premium foils hits today and combines their Star Wars and comic book cover ranges to feature landmark Star Wars comic books. The first to be issued depicts the first Star Wars comic to be published - Star Wars Comics #1 (surprise, surprise!). If you're familiar [...]

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue

By |2019-01-18T14:21:43+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue 2018 was a busy year for the New Zealand Mint as they continued to popularise the silver foil with a whole swathe of variously sized designs. They've obviously had some success with the relatively new type of coin as we've already seen some new designs for 2019. We can now add Batman Villains [...]

November, 2018

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock is the latest sci-fi movie to get the premium foil treatment

By |2018-11-18T10:33:57+00:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock is the latest sci-fi movie to get the premium foil treatment You couldn't accuse the New Zealand Mint of dabbling with silver foils as they certainly seem to have committed to the fledgling format. Their Premium Silver Foil range in particular is one that is a long way from a traditional coin, but for the subjects the mint has in its portfolio [...]

Star Wars The Force Awakens appears on silver foils for the first time with a new series from Niue

By |2018-11-13T21:33:06+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars The Force Awakens appears on silver foils for the first time with a new series from Niue Unless you've been living under a numismatic-free rock for the last few years, you'll no doubt be aware of the New Zealand Mint's expansive Star Wars range. From the superb Classic Star Wars character series - now 14 coins old - to colour coins for the new movies, [...]

Sell out AC/DC coins joined by a new vinyl-style Highway To Hell silver foil from CIT

By |2018-11-08T22:23:45+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Sell out AC/DC coins joined by a new vinyl-style Highway To Hell silver foil from CIT Now I can't say I'm an AC/DC fan personally, but it's clear this is an absolute juggernaut of a band. A long history and strong catalogue of hit albums ensure they're one of the greats. Depsite that, we were surprised to see AC/DC coins from both CIT Coin Invest [...]

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang

By |2018-11-08T14:35:05+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang With the addition of these three new issues at the Beijing International Coin Exposition, CIT's Skyline Dollar series is now thirteen issues big. A range that CIT used to help bring the new silver coin note format to popular attention, it seems to be quite popular and a nice way to get banknote [...]

October, 2018

Darth Liberace puts in a silver foil appearance with the strangest Star Wars issue yet

By |2018-10-29T00:38:17+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Liberace puts in a silver foil appearance with the strangest Star Wars issue yet It's certainly been the year of the foil at the New Zealand Mint. They have expended a lot of effort into popularising this relatively new format, and with their large and varied media properties, they're better placed than others to do so. We've already seen plenty of Disney and Star Trek foils, and obviously Star [...]

Last of the original Star Wars trilogy gets its poster on a premium silver foil

By |2018-10-14T12:57:38+00:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Last of the original Star Wars trilogy gets its poster on a premium silver foil Despite having already appeared on the NZ Mints poster coin series, the reissue on the mints large premium silver foils is still welcome as they seem a better fit for the artwork. While the original coins were 53 x 36 mm in size, these giant foils expand out to a huge 262 x 175 [...]

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