Coloured

October, 2017

New Zealand issues a Sperm Whale proof silver coin with blue enamel highlighting

By | 2017-10-19T19:41:09+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

New Zealand issues a Sperm Whale proof silver coin with blue enamel highlighting The New Zealand Post has issued its latest $1 proof silver coin and chosen one of the largest animals on the face of the earth as its subject. Relatively common in the waters around New Zealand, this huge whale can sometimes exceed 20 metres in length and weigh a colossal 50,000 kilograms. Able to [...]

Kazakhstan issues the Well-being Turtle silver coin with a tantalum metal insert

By | 2017-10-16T12:08:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Kazakhstan Mint, Kazakhstan|

Kazakhstan issues the Well-being Turtle silver coin with a tantalum metal insert One of the most popular modern coin series around, the Austrian Mints Niobium series has won much acclaim over the years for its design and innovative use of the metal, Niobium. Since used in issues from Canada and Luxembourg, the technique is still quite rare in numismatic circles. Interestingly, Niobium isn't alone in its properties. Another [...]

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant

By | 2017-10-17T10:05:21+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant With proof versions of the Kiwi series having been released since way back in 1990, it's fair to say that it's picked up a few fans along the way. It's that time of the year when the new annual designs are revealed and made available for sale and there's no change [...]

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is 80 years old and Niue celebrates with gold and silver coins

By | 2017-10-07T20:16:16+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is 80 years old and Niue celebrates with gold and silver coins The Disney coin juggernaut continues on with a celebration of one of the most important movies in the whole of Disney history - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The first animated full-length feature film from this iconic studio, the story of Snow White was adapted from one of the tales [...]

Battles That Changed History goes nautical with Nelson and the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar

By | 2017-10-05T12:54:55+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History goes nautical with Nelson and the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar Battles That Changed History by the New Zealand Mint is the successor series to the very popular Warriors of History range. Done in the same style - antiqued finished with a coloured figure - we see no reason that these shouldn't prove equally as popular. Now on the third release, the focus has [...]

Canada goes big and bold with a ten ounce Superman Shield coin in fine silver

By | 2017-10-04T20:51:28+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada goes big and bold with a ten ounce Superman Shield coin in fine silver With the Royal Canadian Mint having released waves of Superman coins for several years now, the style and design has seemingly become more ambitious as time has moved on. This months big release is a good case in point. Gone is the relative safety of a one-ounce coloured silver coin and in [...]

Crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation is celebrated thirty years on with new Tuvalu coin

By | 2017-10-03T11:37:50+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation is celebrated thirty years on with new Tuvalu coin Likely the most popular series of Star Trek from the many incarnations of this long-running franchise, the Next Generation ran from 1987 for 178 television episodes and four movies. The second coin to mark the 30th anniversary, the first chose the captain of the Enterprise-D and his transformation into a Borg [...]

Mickey Through the Ages coin series series wraps up with the 1983 classic, Mickey’s Christmas Carol

By | 2017-10-01T18:21:51+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mickey Through the Ages coin series series wraps up with the 1983 classic, Mickey's Christmas Carol The curtain comes down on what has been a fine numismatic tribute to Walt Disney's biggest creation, Mickey Mouse. The eighth coin in a set featuring many of the rodents most iconic performances from the 1930's to the 1980's, Mickey Through the Ages has encapsulated much of what people find appealing about [...]

September, 2017

Numiscollects ‘Elves’ delves into the world of the fantastic with a new silver coin series

By | 2017-09-23T15:34:10+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Numiscollects 'Elves' delves into the world of the fantastic with a new silver coin series Numiscollect release a wide range of intriguing coin designs with subjects encompassing everything from space and nature to architecture and mythology. Their latest coin sits firmly in the last category and joins a burgeoning range of options. Despite that, the company seems to have a knack of picking subjects just that little bit different, [...]

The Rebel Alliance Snowspeeder from The Empire Strikes back is blueprinted in silver

By | 2017-09-23T21:58:32+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Rebel Alliance Snowspeeder from The Empire Strikes back is blueprinted in silver Rapidly working its way through the line-up of vehicles in the Star Wars Universe, the New Zealand Mints Star Wars Ships series of coloured silver coins is now on its fifth release. Previous issues have featured the Millennium Falcon, the Imperial Star Destroyer, the X-Wing starfighter, and the Tie Fighter. This time we're closer [...]