Gold

August, 2017

Creatures of Myth & Legend enters Mount Olympus for the god of the seas, Poseidon

By | 2017-08-10T23:57:28+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Treasures of Oz, Tokelau|

Creatures of Myth & Legend enters Mount Olympus for the god of the seas, Poseidon Ostensibly a companion series to the excellent lunars issued for the Pacific island of Tokelau by Treasures of Oz, Creatures of Myth and Legend depicted a fantastical creature that fitted in with the lunar animal that year. Capricornus and Aries for the year of the goat, Pegasus and a Unicorn for the [...]

UPDATED: 350th Anniversary of the death of Italian architect Francesco Borromini marked on gold coin

By | 2017-08-11T00:12:25+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

350th Anniversary of the death of Italian architect Francesco Borromini marked on gold coin Born on 25 September 1599 and dying on 3 August 1667, Swiss architect Francesco Borromini, along with his contemporaries Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona, is a key figure in the emerging architectural style, Roman Baroque. He developed a distinctive style within this type of architecture, employing manipulations of Classical architectural forms, [...]

Royal Australian Mint wraps up the night sky with a Northern Hemisphere domed gold coin

By | 2017-08-07T18:56:45+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Nature, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint wraps up the night sky with a Northern Hemisphere domed gold coin The excellent and well recieved Southern Sky and subsequent Northern Sky series of domed coins from the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) wrapped up last year and while we've obviously run out of sky to cover, the mint hasn't run out of coin ideas for this theme. Released in February was a one-ounce [...]

Isle of Man Angel appears on its first coin since the Manx move to Tower Mint and CIT

By | 2017-08-02T18:00:02+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Isle of Man, Tower Mint|

Isle of Man Angel appears on its first coin since the Manx move to Tower Mint and CIT We reported back in March that Tower Mint, a London-based private mint owned by well-known effigy designer Raphael Maklouf, was to take over the reins of the Isle of Man's coin programme. As most of this would be circulating currency and the hope that the bullion coin program would continue, [...]

July, 2017

It’s a big anniversary for the Britannia and the Royal mint have an epic proof range out now

By | 2017-07-31T14:55:08+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: Culture, Gold, Platinum, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

It's a big anniversary for the Britannia and the Royal mint have an epic proof range out now One of the most eagerly awaited coins to be released every year, the proof Britannia has been home to some quite sublime designs since it debuted. The gold Britannia bullion coin first launched in 1987 and the silver in 1997, so 2017 represents a double anniversary that was always [...]

Year of the Dog update: Tokelau and Treasures of Oz add new trio including an old favourite

By | 2017-08-17T19:35:22+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, Treasures of Oz, Tokelau|

Year of the Dog update: Tokelau and Treasures of Oz add new trio including an old favourite The Lunar Year of the Dog is over six months away, but as usual the mints aren't hanging around with their precious metal numismatics. We decided to wrap up the Lunar Rooster release year with one of our Superguides and that was finished a few weeks ago. In retrospect, it [...]

The legendary Captain Cooks iconic HMS Endeavour remembered on new coin pair

By | 2017-07-27T16:32:50+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, Inserts, Silver, MDM|

The legendary Captain Cooks iconic HMS Endeavour remembered on new coin pair Some of the best of the huge range of annual lunar coins to be released are the ones issued for the Cook Islands and featuring a mother-of-pearl inlay. Along with the regular lunar coins, MDM have also issued a range of coins depicting a wide choice of subjects from railways, bicycles and a steamboat. The [...]

Classic Star Wars continues its run through the main characters with the translation droid C-3PO

By | 2017-07-25T11:31:03+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Classic Star Wars continues its run through the main characters with the translation droid C-3PO Easily the best of the movie licence coins currently being produced in our opinion, Classic Star Wars features major characters from one of the mosst successful franchises in cinema history. Now on its ninth release, previous issues have been Darth Vader, Han Solo, Yoda, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi,  Luke Skywalker and [...]

Bambi, one of the all-time great animated movies is 75 years old and the NZ Mint celebrates

By | 2017-07-17T05:47:59+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Bambi, one of the all-time great animated movies is 75 years old and the NZ Mint celebrates Widely considered one of the finest of the early animated movies by Disney, Bambi tells the story of the early life of a fawn. Because it was released in the middle of the Second World War, it wasn't a box-office success on its initial cinema run, but subsequent runs have [...]

The incredible story of WWI aviation showcased by the Royal Mint with new proof coins

By | 2017-07-10T11:33:46+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Bi-Metallic, History, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The incredible story of WWI aviation showcased by the Royal Mint with new proof coins Every year the Royal Mint issues a range of new designs for its circulating currency and we glanced at those back in our first post of 2017, but as the year progresses they also issue precious metal variants of each coin. It's time for the £2 coin to get [...]