Gold

December, 2017

The Red Dragon of Wales is the latest proof Queens Beasts coin. Could this be the best yet?

By | 2017-12-04T17:15:16+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Red Dragon of Wales is the latest proof Queens Beasts coin. Could this be the best yet? Only the third of the proposed ten-coin Queens Beasts series of coins, the Red Dragon of Wales joins the proof range with a wide selection of sizes at an equally wide variety of price points. Already available in the bullion range (now on its fourth issue), we loved this [...]

November, 2017

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam

By | 2017-11-23T14:33:48+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam The Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam) is a complete ring of fortifications extending more than 135 km around the city of Amsterdam and is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling local water bodies. Built between 1883 and 1920, a ring of 45 forts, along with [...]

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set

By | 2017-11-20T23:51:20+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, Gold, Nature, Coin Invest Trust, Tanzania|

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set When is a coin not a coin? It’s a question we often see opinions on as minting technology has allowed ever more ambitious designs to appear for sale. There are the hardcore collectors who believe that a coin should be round and cleanly struck. In our opinion that’s too narrow a [...]

Guy Savoy and an egg are celebrated on the Monnaie de Paris’ latest high-end coin range

By | 2017-11-08T13:07:04+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Guy Savoy and an egg are celebrated on the Monnaie de Paris' latest high-end coin range Now it goes without saying that we're great admirers of the Monnaie de Paris. Their From Clovis to Republic and follow-up Women of France series are some of our all-time favourites, but we're still not quite sure what to make of this one. Launched in 2014, French Excellence is meant to [...]

Star Wars Classic coin series wraps up 2017 with the enigmatic fan favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett

By | 2017-11-06T10:55:02+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Classic coin series wraps up 2017 with the enigmatic fan favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett Classic Star Wars has been a hugely popular range of gold and silver coins and for good reason. Taking characters from this iconic movie franchise and presenting them in a classic, gimmick-free way has obviously resonated with collectors. Beautiful designs have certainly helped, aided by a series of movies jam-packed [...]

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins

By | 2017-11-01T10:43:30+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins Australia loves its sport to the degree that it's almost a national defining characteristic. Punching above their weight in many disciplines, they almost always put on a good show. With two major events occurring next year, it was pretty obvious that the Royal Australian mint was going to mark them with some new numismatic [...]

October, 2017

Royal Mint expands its Beatrix Potter offering with a gold Peter Rabbit and deluxe silver sets

By | 2017-10-27T18:48:24+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint expands its Beatrix Potter offering with a gold Peter Rabbit and deluxe silver sets One of the surprise hits of 2016, especially in the United Kingdom, the Beatrix Potter series of Tales of Peter Rabbit coins almost crashed the Royal Mint website as thousands queued to buy them. Ostensibly simple coins, just a quarter-ounce of silver with colour highlighting, even a price of £55 per [...]

China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold

By | 2017-10-25T17:42:54+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Bank of China, Silver, China|

China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold One of the most eagerly awaited annual bullion coin designs has been revealed - the 2018 Chinese Panda. Now in its fourth decade of production after a debut back in 1982, this hugely popular coin is available in a wide range of sizes in both proof and bullion finishes. All carry the [...]

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 [...]

Star Wars Stromtrooper goes to war with the Bullion Rebellion with gold and silver coins

By | 2017-10-12T08:28:30+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Stromtrooper goes to war with the Bullion Rebellion with gold and silver coins After years of just ticking along with low-mintage Fijiian Taku bullion coins, the New Zealand Mint has embraced the bullion coin market over the last couple of years with a lunar range, and now a selection of coins featuring elements of their big popular culture franchises. Disney has seen both a lunar [...]