Coloured

April, 2017

Star Wars 40th anniversary celebrated with new classic movie poster silver coin series

By | 2017-04-25T08:16:22+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars 40th anniversary celebrated with new classic movie poster silver coin series The New Zealand Mint are increasing the choice of Star Wars themed commemorative coins with the launch of a whole new series. Standing alongside their Star Wars: A Force Awakens, Rogue One, and the flagship Classic Star Wars range, the 40th Anniversary Poster series is a new direction for the franchise. Instead of concentrating [...]

Dead Men Tell No Tales, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 hits the proof silver coin world

By | 2017-04-19T15:54:44+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Dead Men Tell No Tales, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 hits the proof silver coin world Heavily into popular culture and movie franchise coins as they are, it's no surprise that the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie due out next month is being given the proof silver coin treatment by the New Zealand Mint. Heavily involved with the Disney-owned Star Wars [...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 joins the growing selection of Marvel Universe silver coins

By | 2017-04-19T21:18:47+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Cook Islands|

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 joins the growing selection of Marvel Universe silver coins If there can be anything that the word phenomenon can be applied to in the movie world, it's the success of the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). After decades of failing to repeat the critical acclaim that DC enjoyed with its early Christopher Reeve Superman and Michael Keaton Batman movies, a new direction [...]

British Lions rugby team is off to New Zealand and the NZ Post marks it with a new silver coin

By | 2017-04-15T20:13:27+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Sport, NZ Post, New Zealand|

British Lions rugby team is off to New Zealand and the NZ Post marks it with a new silver coin One of those sports that is hugely popular amongst Commonwealth countries, rugby continues to grow in viewership worldwide. The Rugby World Cup back in 2015 attracted numismatic interest, indeed the Monnaie de Paris effort, the first domed oval strike in numismatics, was one of the hits of [...]

Mickey Through the Ages continues with Delayed Date gold and silver proof coin range

By | 2017-04-10T09:59:14+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mickey Through the Ages continues with Delayed Date gold and silver proof coin range Mickey Through the Ages continues into its second year of releases with the second coin of 2017, Delayed Date. Like the New Zealand Mint's Classic Disney coins, Mickey Through the Ages delves into the history of this ultra-iconic company, in this case focusing on its most famous creation. Four coins were released last [...]

Deadly and Dangerous twelfth coin release features the aggressive predatory Bull Shark

By | 2017-04-04T17:32:40+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Deadly and Dangerous twelfth coin release features the aggressive predatory Bull Shark It was way back in 2006 that the Perth Mint debuted its latest coloured silver coin series, Deadly and Dangerous. While ostensibly just another of the mints plethora of coins in this format, the Red-Back Spider coin captured collectors imaginations and became a huge hit. It's easy to see why as the coin had a superb design.Fast [...]

Royal Mints smash-hit Beatrix Potter 50p coin series is back with four new characters

By | 2017-04-03T18:38:32+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints smash-hit Beatrix Potter 50p coin series is back with four new characters After the smash-hit launch of the seven-sided fifty-pence coin for 2016 themed around 150 years since the birth of celebrated childrens author Beatrix Potter early last year, it comes as no surporise that the Royal Mint has revisited the franchise for a second year. Other than the coin subjects, the designs remain exactly [...]

March, 2017

World’s first heart transplant 50 years ago is commemorated on new Belgian silver coin

By | 2017-03-31T12:16:08+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Belgium, Silver, Science, Royal Belgian Mint|

World's first heart transplant 50 years ago is commemorated on new Belgian silver coin Belgium has launched a new silver coin commemorating half a century since Christiaan Barnard undertook the first human heart transplant. The momentous event took place in 1967 in South Africa, ironically the same year the Krugerrand hit the market. Deemed a success, we now consider heart transplants as a solid weapon in our [...]

Iconic Australian writer Henry Lawson is celebrated on the Perth Mint’s new five ounce coin

By | 2017-03-30T01:22:45+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Australia, People, Silver, Perth Mint|

Iconic Australian writer Henry Lawson is celebrated on the Perth Mint's new five ounce coin Time for the Perth Mint to release its monthly batch of new coins, a little earlier than normal, and in amongst the usual special versions of the mints popular bullion coins is a rare five-ounce silver coin. This fine silver coin is issued to commemorate 150 years since the birth of iconic Australian writer [...]

Latvian silver coin celebrates its fairy tales with The Old Mans Mitten

By | 2017-03-28T10:15:14+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Bank of Latvia, Latvia|

Latvian proof silver coin celebrates its fairy tales for the third time, with The Old Mans Mitten Today, the Bank of Latvia has released the third in its popular Fairy Tales series of proof silver coins. After 'Five Cats' from 2015 and 'The Hedgehogs Coat' issued last year, this new coin celebrates 'The Old Mans Mitten', a story told in Latvia for generations. There are a few [...]