Banknote / Foil

May, 2019

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players

By |2019-05-08T13:56:54+01:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players The selection of subjects appearing on the relatively new silver foil format continues to increase with the arrival of cult card game Magic the Gathering. The New Zealand Mint has previously issued two 1oz silver coins, with a considerable gap between them, but neither seem to have set the market on fire [...]

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine

By |2019-05-02T13:32:58+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine Silver foils continue to prove resilient to the swings and roundabouts of the coin world, although with most themed around some truly massive popular culture licences, it's fair to say they have a helping hand in other areas. Huge surface areas for a given weight - over thirty times with ease [...]

April, 2019

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil

By |2019-04-30T14:32:51+01:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint|

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil The New Zealand Mint's Premium Silver Foil range has churned up some interesting designs since they debuted last year, all of them part of their popular culture ranges. The focus has been on tweaked reproductions of either movie posters (Star Wars, Star Trek mainly), or classic comic book covers [...]

March, 2019

The iconic skyline of the Russian capital, Moscow, is CIT’s latest Skyline Dollar silver foil

By |2019-03-29T18:47:40+01:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

The iconic skyline of the Russian capital, Moscow, is CIT's latest Skyline Dollar silver foil The Singapore Coin Fair has just passed and as is traditional, CIT Coin Invest added a couple of items to their repertoire for the occasion. First of those was a new addition to their ever growing series of silver banknotes called Skyline Dollars. These 150 x 70 mm fine silver foils each [...]

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+01:00February 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+01:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, News Nuggets, 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+01:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, News Nuggets, 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+01:00January 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+01:00November 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+01:00November 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, [...]

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