Silver

April, 2017

Deadly and Dangerous twelfth coin release features the aggressive predatory Bull Shark

By | 2017-04-04T17:32:40+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Deadly and Dangerous twelfth coin release features the aggressive predatory Bull Shark It was way back in 2006 that the Perth Mint debuted its latest coloured silver coin series, Deadly and Dangerous. While ostensibly just another of the mints plethora of coins in this format, the Red-Back Spider coin captured collectors imaginations and became a huge hit. It's easy to see why as the coin had a superb design.Fast [...]

Perth Mint surprises with a new one-ounce silver bullion coin series, the Silver Swan

By | 2017-04-04T22:04:16+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint surprises with a new one-ounce silver bullion coin series, the Silver Swan Despite the introduction of the one-ounce Red Kangaroo bullion coin with its ten million plus sales and recurring design, the Perth Mint remains primarily known for its semi-numismatic silver bullion coin range. In production for many years, the multiple ranges all feature fauna of one sort or another, either the mundane in its [...]

Royal Mints smash-hit Beatrix Potter 50p coin series is back with four new characters

By | 2017-04-03T18:38:32+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints smash-hit Beatrix Potter 50p coin series is back with four new characters After the smash-hit launch of the seven-sided fifty-pence coin for 2016 themed around 150 years since the birth of celebrated childrens author Beatrix Potter early last year, it comes as no surporise that the Royal Mint has revisited the franchise for a second year. Other than the coin subjects, the designs remain exactly [...]

Netherlands releases Zeeland, the sixth in its Twelve Provinces silver ducat coin series

By | 2017-04-03T17:27:52+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Netherlands releases Zeeland, the sixth in its Twelve Provinces silver ducat coin series We have to go back to 1586 (1659 for silver) for the birth of the Ducat coin in the Netherlands and today, well over four centuries later, they're still being produced with the same weight, composition and general design, although now for collectors. Spread around the world by the dominance of Dutch international trade, [...]

March, 2017

World’s first heart transplant 50 years ago is commemorated on new Belgian silver coin

By | 2017-03-31T12:16:08+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Belgium, Silver, Science, Royal Belgian Mint|

World's first heart transplant 50 years ago is commemorated on new Belgian silver coin Belgium has launched a new silver coin commemorating half a century since Christiaan Barnard undertook the first human heart transplant. The momentous event took place in 1967 in South Africa, ironically the same year the Krugerrand hit the market. Deemed a success, we now consider heart transplants as a solid weapon in our [...]

HMS Bounty silver bullion coin adds a smaller half-ounce sibling to the range

By | 2017-03-30T19:08:23+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

HMS Bounty silver bullion coin adds a smaller half-ounce sibling to the range Last October we reported on a new silver bullion coin sold by US dealer Money Metals Exchange and reportedly produced for them by the NZ Mint. Struck in an ounce of fine 0.999 silver, it was the second silver bullion coin to depict a legend in old maritime circles, the HMS Bounty. Like the [...]

Iconic Australian writer Henry Lawson is celebrated on the Perth Mint’s new five ounce coin

By | 2017-03-30T01:22:45+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Australia, People, Silver, Perth Mint|

Iconic Australian writer Henry Lawson is celebrated on the Perth Mint's new five ounce coin Time for the Perth Mint to release its monthly batch of new coins, a little earlier than normal, and in amongst the usual special versions of the mints popular bullion coins is a rare five-ounce silver coin. This fine silver coin is issued to commemorate 150 years since the birth of iconic Australian writer [...]

Great Cities from the NZ Mint visits Shanghai and Copenhagen on its world tour

By | 2017-03-30T17:03:29+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Great Cities from the NZ Mint visits Shanghai and Copenhagen on its world tour Great Cities, a series of proof silver coins from the New Zealand Mint has recieved its fourth member and it's a city that rarely features on commemorative coins, Copenhagen. Following on from New York, London and Shanghai (also featured here), Copenhagen is depicted as a selection of the cities most recognisable architectural highlights. [...]

Latvian silver coin celebrates its fairy tales with The Old Mans Mitten

By | 2017-03-28T10:15:14+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Bank of Latvia, Latvia|

Latvian proof silver coin celebrates its fairy tales for the third time, with The Old Mans Mitten Today, the Bank of Latvia has released the third in its popular Fairy Tales series of proof silver coins. After 'Five Cats' from 2015 and 'The Hedgehogs Coat' issued last year, this new coin celebrates 'The Old Mans Mitten', a story told in Latvia for generations. There are a few [...]

Skyline Dollars. Banknote-style silver coins the next big thing or a niche item?

By | 2017-03-27T18:37:10+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Banknote Style, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Skyline Dollars. Banknote-style silver coins the next big thing or a niche item? 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 definition given that [...]