Coloured

December, 2017

The world’s most famous piece of art is showcased on a huge one-kilo silver coin

By | 2017-12-08T21:43:42+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Allcollect, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Ivory Coast|

The world's most famous piece of art is showcased on a huge one-kilo silver coin If there's one piece of art that needs no introduction, it's Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. A half-length portrait oil painting, said to be of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, it was painted in the early 1500's and after a succession of famous owners, was acquired by [...]

Beloved animated movie series Toy Story, is the latest to join Disney’s expanding coin lineup

By | 2017-12-06T12:59:37+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Beloved animated movie series Toy Story, is the latest to join Disney's expanding coin lineup The New Zealand Mint is expanding its range of Disney Pixar coins with an issue celebrating one of the best loved and widely regarded animated movies of all time - Toy Story.  A ground-breaking movie that has spawned two sequels with a third on the way, we certainly can't argue with the [...]

November, 2017

Doctor Who is back on coins with the launch of a swansong for Peter Capaldi’s twelfth doctor

By | 2017-11-29T13:24:48+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Doctor Who is back on coins with the launch of a swansong for Peter Capaldi's twelfth doctor When the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who came around back in 2013, the New Zealand Mint was on point to issue a range of silver and gold commemorative coins to mark the milestone event. Hugely successful,  the range debuted with a TARDIS coin in some innovative packaging, before moving on to a [...]

Perth Mint debuts its last selection for 2017 with the theme of celebration

By | 2017-11-28T12:59:29+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Lunar Calendar, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint debuts its last selection for 2017 with the theme of celebration December is traditionally a quiet month for the big mints and the Perth Mint is no exception. Mostly a fairly generic selection of coins, there are the usual wedding and birthday issues, along with the expected celebrations of the Chinese New Year. All are issued in what has become the Perth Mint's signature format [...]

Star Wars Ships bows out after six coins with Darth Vader’s TIE/Advanced fighter blueprint

By | 2017-11-26T12:53:56+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Ships bows out after six coins with Darth Vader's TIE/Advanced fighter blueprint Star Wars Ships is a coloured silver coin series from the New Zealand Mint that debuted earlier this year and with the release of this sixth coin, is coming to an end. Depicting iconic vessels from the huge variety that populate the Star Wars universe, it does so by eschewing action scenes and [...]

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art

By | 2017-11-25T07:01:59+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art One of the most impressive and well-loved feats in natural history literature, John James Audobon's epic Birds of America book is also one of the most sought after works in history. Even at the time of publication it was much admired. King George IV of Britain and the French monarchy were subscribers [...]

One in the eye for Harold! Battle of Hastings is the latest pivotal battle in the Niue silver coin series

By | 2017-11-19T22:30:22+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

One in the eye for Harold! Battle of Hastings is the latest pivotal battle in the Niue silver coin series Time for the fourth coin in the New Zealand Mints successor series to its Warriors of History series - Battles That Changed History. With the first three coins set in a period of just 35 years from 1781 to 1815, we're finally heading back to a whole [...]

Parisian producer, Art Mint debuts its beautiful Celestial Bodies range of silver coins

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:46+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Art Mint, Coloured, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Niue Island|

Parisian producer Art Mint debuts its beautiful Celestial Bodies range of silver coins We first saw images of this new series from Art Mint way back in Berlin in February. The three coin part gilded series was called Celestial Bodies and featured stylised representations of the sun and the moon. Fast forward to today and the series has arrived in a newly enhance format and with some [...]

The bottle-cap coin is back with the launch of an uber-iconic Coca-Cola design from Fiji

By | 2017-11-14T08:54:10+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, BH Mayer, Fiji|

The bottle-cap coin is back with the launch of an uber-iconic Coca-Cola design from Fiji Last year, Coin Invest Trust released a highly unusual coin in the shape of a metal bottle-cap. Celebrating the Bavarian Purity Law enacted by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria on 23rd April 1516, it was shaped like a bottle cap. It sounds a simple thing, but is apparently a difficult thing to [...]

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America

By | 2017-11-11T12:04:55+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, History, Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America A relatively new concept in modern numismatics, ultra-thin banknote-style coins have grown in popularity since their debut last year.  Usually 150 x 70 mm in size and weighing around five grams, the concept is a little older, but CIT took them into legal tender territory last year when they debuted the [...]