Coloured

March, 2019

Peter Rabbit is back at the Royal Mint with new coins for the fourth year running

By |2019-03-19T17:45:38+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Peter Rabbit is back at the Royal Mint with new coins for the fourth year running The bunny is back for the fourth consecutive annual release of coins celebrating the work of Beatrix Potter. Four coins were first launched to an extremely eager buying public in 2016 and following that with an even more frantic launch in 2017 with four new entrants, and a third set of [...]

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons

By |2019-03-18T19:49:21+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons Following the Red Dragon of the Britons that was released last November, the NZ Mint has launched the second of its Mythical Dragons two-ounce silver coins. Jumping continents from Europe to Asia, this issue depicts the tale of The Four Dragons from Chinese mythology. A subject with a heavy presence in numismatic [...]

Canada captures the moment a Hadrosaur takes a first look at its new Cretaceous habitat

By |2019-03-06T20:05:41+00:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada captures the moment a Hadrosaur takes a first look at its new Cretaceous habitat Obviously, with our well known love of palaeontology, there was no way we were missing this coin and as we've been a little slack on reporting Canadian coins of late, here it is - Dinosaurs. The Royal Canadian Mint has quite a decent history of releasing coins themed around prehistoric life, having [...]

Fancy a Duff? Homer does and raises one on Tuvalu’s new Simpsons silver coin

By |2019-03-04T21:23:06+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Fancy a Duff? Homer does and raises one on Tuvalu's new Simpsons silver coin Cult animated show, The Simpsons, appeared last month on three silver coins from the Perth Mint and today sees the addition of a fourth. Returning to the mints one ounce coloured coin format, this issue depicts the star of the show and dysfunctional dad, Homer Simpson. Standing outside Moe's Tavern with a pint [...]

Mendeleev’s Periodic Table is 150 years old and commemorated on a new Tuvalu silver coin

By |2019-03-04T21:45:06+00:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Mendeleev's Periodic Table is 150 years old and commemorated on a new Tuvalu silver coin The Period Table of the Elements is an unusual subject for a commemorative coin, and one with great merit. A core part of the teaching and practice of chemistry, physics and countless other disciplines, the Periodic Table is a tabular display of known elements arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, [...]

February, 2019

The Royal Mint’s latest frenzy-inducing childrens literature coin release is The Gruffalo

By |2019-02-19T21:43:40+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's latest frenzy-inducing childrens literature coin release is The Gruffalo Following The Snowman and various Beatrix Potter series, the Royal Mint today launched The Gruffalo. Based on a 2009 childrens book, it joins those previous issues in adorning a seven-sided 50 pence. As before, the primary issue is an 8 gram sterling silver item with selective colouration, backed up by an uncoloured 22kt gold variant. A [...]

High times ahead! Numiscollect journey back to the Swingin’ Sixties with their latest cannabis coin

By |2019-02-11T20:32:09+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Benin, Silver, Numiscollect|

High times ahead! Numiscollect journey back to the Swingin' Sixties with their latest cannabis coin One of the more unusual themes for a series of precious metal commemorative coins, Cannabis is nevertheless a large part of popular culture today, and has been for the last six decades. The modern roots of this growth in popularity is without doubt the 1960's. A period of social change [...]

Royal Australian Mint’s domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun

By |2019-02-06T15:10:38+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint's domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun The last in the Royal Australian Mints latest domed astronomy coin series is now with us. Titled The Earth & Beyond it's a three coin series showing of the Earth, the Moon, and now, the Sun. Collectors of the hit Southern Sky series and its follow ons will no doubt love this [...]

CIT@WMF: Woodland Spirits returns with another outstanding depiction of the natural world

By |2019-02-04T18:15:55+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest|

CIT@WMF: Woodland Spirits returns with another outstanding depiction of the natural world Last years World Money Fair saw CIT Coin Invest demonstrate in a definitive fashion that nobody does faces on coins - whether animal or human - to the level that they do. Che Guevara, The Fox, and a quite outstanding Butterflies coin with a womans visage on it, were quite literally head and [...]

Kermit the Frog celebrates the release of his new proof silver coin from Niue

By |2019-02-04T13:12:21+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Niue Island|

Kermit the Frog celebrates the release of his new proof silver coin from Niue The latest Disney-themed coin from the New Zealand Mint actually opens your eyes a little more to just how pervasive the Disney empire is these days. Almost half a century old when Disney purchased the characters in 2004, The Muppets join Marvel, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and many more in the ever-expanding Disney [...]

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