Silver

February, 2018

John Mercanti Wedge-tailed Eagle bullion coin is back with a family view for 2018

By | 2018-02-23T15:27:41+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti Wedge-tailed Eagle bullion coin is back with a family view for 2018 One of the hits of 2014, the Perth Mints Wedge-tailed Eagle silver bullion coin surprised us all with news that it was to be designed by none other than John Mercanti, the former Chief Engraver at the United States Mint. The first time that Mercanti had worked on a non-US issued design, it [...]

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series back with its first 2018 release – Noahs Dove

By | 2018-02-22T10:39:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series back with its first 2018 release - Noahs Dove We're entering the fourth year of Scottsdales epic Biblical coin series and the first release of the six due in 2018 is based on Gustave Dore's A Dove Is Sent Forth from the Ark. Produced in two ounces of fine silver, rimless and antique-finished, these coins have appeal to art and religious coin collectors. [...]

Star Wars A New Hope silver coin notes continue with Obi Wan and the droids

By | 2018-02-21T15:01:11+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Banknote Style, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars A New Hope silver coin notes continue with Obi Wan and the droids The second and third in the New Zealand Mints new Star Wars: A New Hope coin notes have been released today and feature the Jedi Master Obi WanKenobi and the droid double act, C3PO & R2D2. A seven coin set, these will add to the first coin that depicted Luke Skywalker and will sit [...]

The New Zealand Honey bee coin gets a sequel featuring the incredible Manuka Honey

By | 2018-02-20T22:27:13+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

The New Zealand Honey bee coin gets a sequel featuring the incredible Manuka Honey The buzz is back with the New Zealand Post finally releasing a sequel to the pretty cool hexagonal Honey Bee coin from 2016. A popular coin that sold out its 1,500 mintage very quickly, we were surprised there was no 2017 coin, but it's back regardless. More of a visual variation on the first [...]

Hugely popular Beatrix Potter series back for a third year with four new British coins

By | 2018-02-20T12:18:54+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Hugely popular Beatrix Potter series back for a third year with four new British coins Four coins were released in 2016 celebrating the iconic Tales of Peter Rabbit by the author Beatrix Potter and they became what can only be described as a massive hit. Selling out quickly and bringing the Royal Mint website to its knees, the coins returned again in 2017 with four new entrants. [...]

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin – The Australian Emu

By | 2018-02-19T13:25:52+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin - The Australian Emu Purveyors of the most eagerly awaited ranges of bullion coins on the market today, the Perth Mints multiple ranges of lunars and Australian wildlife themed coins are collector favourites. In recent years the mint has expanded choice away from the annual Kookaburra and Koala issues to encompass a kangaroo, crocodiles and others, culminating [...]

Innovative “The 100th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence” multi-ring coin debuts

By | 2018-02-19T10:46:01+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Lithuanian Mint, Lithuania|

Innovative "The 100th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence" multi-ring coin debuts One of the three Baltic states, Lithuania is situated in a region of the world with a tumultuous history. The Kingdom of Lithuania was created in 1253 and during he 14th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was actually the largest country in Europe. In 1569, they formed a voluntary union with Poland that [...]

Scottsdales latest Fijiian limited mintage silver bullion coin is the striking Mermaid Rising

By | 2018-02-15T19:50:05+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Coloured, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdales latest Fijiian limited mintage silver bullion coin is the striking Mermaid Rising Scottsdale Mint has launched the first of its limited mintage silver bullion coins for 2018. Staying with the nautical theme used for last years Fijiian coin - Hokusai, The Great Wave - the subject this year is an interesting bit of stylistic design depicting a mermaid. Called Mermaid Rising, the coin shows parts of [...]

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrated 250 years after its founding by the Royal Mint

By | 2018-02-14T22:43:54+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrated 250 years after its founding by the Royal Mint One of the oldest and most respected art institutions in the United Kingdom, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is tasked with promoting the appreciation of the visual arts through constant programmes of exhibitions, education and intellectual debate. An independently funded organisation, it was founded through a personal act of King [...]

The Jedi Master Yoda is the latest Star Wars character to get the ultra high relief treatment

By | 2018-02-14T12:09:42+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Jedi Master Yoda is the latest Star Wars character to get the ultra high relief treatment The third coin in the New Zealand Mints ultra high relief (UHR) range of Star Wars character coins is here and it's the Jedi Master Yoda getting the attention. Like  Darth Vader and Han Solo, the coin is struck in two-ounces of silver. Unlike the relatively disappointing Han Solo coin that rehashed [...]