Silver

August, 2018

Neil Armstrong goes coin hunting on the moon and finds MDM’s new 50th anniversary range

By |2018-08-20T23:52:36+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, Barbados, Inserts, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Neil Armstrong goes coin hunting on the moon and finds MDM's new 50th anniversary range One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. With these words, astronaut Neil Armstrong opened up the next phase in human exploration by stepping from the Apollo 11 lunar lander onto the surface of the Moon. Joined 20 minutes later by Buzz Aldrin, and watched overhead by designated driver, [...]

Mickey Mouse is 90 and Niue goes full throttle with a full selection of coins, foils and a miniature

By |2018-08-19T14:10:48+00:00August 19th, 2018|Categories: Banknote Style, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mickey Mouse is 90 and Niue goes full throttle with a full selection of coins, foils and a miniature It's a big anniversary for Mickey Mouse with the Dsiney mascot celebrating his 90th birthday. As a flagship event for the New Zealand Mints flagship licence, it was easy to predict there would be at least one silver coin being released to mark the event, but we got a [...]

Poland celebrates a century of independence with seven ounce gold and silver spherical coins

By |2018-08-16T13:41:09+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland celebrates a century of independence with seven ounce gold and silver spherical coins A country with a tumultuous history, Poland has had empires of its own, been a vassal state, has conquered and been conquered and generally had everything except long-term stability. All that was meant to change during the First World War as the Allies agreed that Poland would be reconstituted when the war ended. [...]

Star Wars poster coin series continues with the prequel movie Attack of the Clones

By |2018-08-15T14:24:06+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars poster coin series continues with the prequel movie Attack of the Clones 2018 ATTACK OF THE CLONES A pretty cool poster for a lacklustre movie sums up the New Zealand Mint's latest entrant in it's multi-year Star Wars poster series of one-ounce silver coins. Rectangular, as most poster coins are and should be, it's a simple enough affair that fans of the movie (I think [...]

ANA 2018: CIT go all in with a hugely impressive release program of new coins

By |2018-08-14T21:22:22+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Isle of Man, Mongolia, Palau|

ANA 2018: CIT go all in with a hugely impressive release program of new coins Philadelphia is hosting the 2018 ANA World's Fair of Money and with it comes a whole host of new issues from many of the world's premiere coin producers. Chief amongst those will be CIT Coin Invest, the Liechtenstein based collector favourite issuer of some of the world's most impressive modern numismatics. We've [...]

Crushing of the Czechoslovakian uprising in 1968 is remembered on new Slovak silver coin

By |2018-08-11T22:25:06+00:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Crushing of the Czechoslovakian uprising in 1968 is remembered on new Slovak silver coin After the Second World War, Soviet influence over Eastern Europe became all encompassing to such a degree that Winston Churchill described it as an Iron Curtain descending. For decades, communism kept countires like Poland, East Germany and Hungary, firmly under its heel, but as time passed, disaffection set in. Beginning in January 1968, [...]

ANA Show limited special Somali Elephant coin is an early look at the design for 2019

By |2018-08-09T09:41:35+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

ANA Show limited special Somali Elephant coin is an early look at the design for 2019 2018 ANA SHOW SOMALI ELEPHANT It's ANA show time again and in what is becoming a regular event, Emporium Hamburg are issuing a limited run of Somali Elephant coins with this years date and next years design. It looks a good one, although it's getting harder to tell the various years [...]

Canada issues a gorgeous Cougar design for its fourth Rhodium-plated Nocturnal by Nature coin

By |2018-08-08T09:55:57+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada issues a gorgeous Cougar design for its fourth Rhodium-plated Nocturnal by Nature coin Plating with rhodium or ruthenium isn't new and there have been several coins issued over the last couple of years that employ it. Many of those, however, have been aftermarket applications to the numerous bullion coins that are available today, most prominently the Golden Enigma series from AllCollect. Imparting a black(ish) finish, the [...]

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin

By |2018-08-07T17:54:48+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin 2018 MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE BICENTENARY The Perth Mint's August run is out now and in amongst the usual proof versions of their bullion coins are a couple of different items. This one is a one-ounce silver coin dedicated to the bicentenary of Macquarie Lighthouse, the first to be erected in Australia, although [...]

Innovative cog-shaped silver coin pair from Tuvalu highlights our industrial past

By |2018-08-07T11:36:31+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: History, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Innovative cog-shaped silver coin pair from Tuvalu highlights our industrial past We often bemoan the Perth Mint release schedule for being too reliant on collectable variants of their endless bullion coin designs, but let's not forget they're also quite capable of kicking out in new directions - witness the Zeus coin, for example, that kicked off a whole new genre. The mint has been pushing its two-ounce, [...]

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