Gold

March, 2019

Giant 2,300oz gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins

By |2019-03-21T20:57:52+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Giant 2,300 ounce gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins Another new limited-run bullion coin from the Perth Mint and not an animal design this time. Some 150 years ago, a stunning gold nugget of around 72 kilos in weight, and containing almost 2,300 ounces of gold, was discovered in Victoria outside the town of Mollagul. The largest known alluvial gold [...]

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins

By |2019-03-14T16:07:23+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins A new bullion coin in 1oz silver and 1oz gold is now available in limited quantities from the Perth Mint and it's a copy of the latest Lucas Bowers designed proof coins that debuted just a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing  fifty years ago, it does, like [...]

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin

By |2019-03-12T22:40:06+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin Last March 14th was a particularly sad day when it was announced that one of the world's greatest visionaries, pProfessor Stephen Hawking, had passed away. In 1961, at the age of just 23, Hawking was told he had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a particularly nasty, fatal, and rapidly progressing disease [...]

February, 2019

Marie Curie is the 2019 issue in France’s ongoing series celebrating the great women in their history

By |2019-02-26T22:39:28+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Marie Curie is the 2019 issue in France's ongoing series celebrating the great women in their history Women of France is the spiritual successor to the classic Monnaie de Paris series, From Clovis to Republic. A favourite here that you've no doubt heard us big up on numerous occasions, Clovis introduced the 'Historical Strike'. This is basically a standard strike, but with the edge of it unbound [...]

Queens Beasts coin series enters its second half with the launch of the proof Yale of Beaufort range

By |2019-02-22T12:23:08+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Queens Beasts coin series enters its second half with the launch of the proof Yale of Beaufort range Now six coins into a ten coin range, the Royal Mint's Queens Beasts series today sees the addition of the Yale of Beaufort. A strange 'goat-like' creature, the Yale is depicted by Jody Clark in the same style that has characterised every issue to date. Resplendant above a heraldic [...]

New UK 1oz gold bullion coin dips into the past design catalogue and pulls out the Royal Arms

By |2019-02-19T23:10:34+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Bullion, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

New UK 1oz gold bullion coin dips into the past design catalogue and pulls out the Royal Arms As if the Britannia, Shengxiao Lunars, Queens Beasts and others aren't prrofthat the Royal Mint are taking the bullion coin market seriously, they've added another design to the portfolio. No silver this time, just a one-ounce fine gold offering, and it appears to be one with an unrestricted mintage in [...]

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 [...]

CIT’s superb Revolutionaries series adds Karl Marx and we have a new Coin Series Profile up

By |2019-02-09T21:59:12+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Gold, People, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

CIT's superb Revolutionaries series adds Karl Marx and we have a new Coin Series Profile up 2019 KARL MARX A range of coins I've always had a lot of time for, after seeing the superb smartminted re-issue of the Chinggis Khan coin at the 2016 World Money Fair in Berlin, Revolutionaries is, on the surface, a simple 1oz silver coin series. It depicts famous, or infamous, revolutionary [...]

Royal Mint launches early 2019 Britannia with a matching BU version in tow. New bullion coming?

By |2019-02-04T12:42:52+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches 2019 Britannia with a matching BU version in tow. New bullion coming? A favourite release of many coin collectors every year, the Royal Mint's iconic proof Britannia range has been the subject of much annual anticipation since Jody Clark's stunning 2014 burst onto the scene to universal acclaim. The mint usually debuts this range around July time, but it's been brought forward to today [...]

Perth Mint goes rectangular for its 2019 Dragon gold and silver bullion coins

By |2019-02-01T02:18:01+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint goes rectangular for its 2019 Dragon gold and silver bullion coins Revered in Chinese culture, the Dragon has also become a hugely popular symbol in numismatics over the last decade. With the Perth Mint seemingly settling on round animal-themed bullion coins of varying mintages in its portfolio, it's great to see something a bit different for aa chnage. Available in 1oz silver and 1oz gold, the [...]

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