Silver

February, 2018

Perth Mint expands its tv/movie ranges with new Trek, Looney Tunes and Planet of the Apes coins

By | 2018-02-01T15:23:07+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint expands its tv/movie ranges with new Trek, Looney Tunes and Planet of the Apes coins Along with the New Zealand Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint, the Western Australian based Perth Mint are one of the three major issuers of coins featuring popular culture television and movie series. With Star Trek enjoying the status of most-favoured licence, we're not surprised that a new issue is [...]

Perth Mint launches The Dragon – its first Australian rectangular bullion coins

By | 2018-02-01T09:21:02+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches The Dragon - its first Australian rectangular bullion coins In a break from their usual style, the Perth Mint is today releasing a new rectangular bullion coin depicting a stylised Chinese Dragon with a flaming pearl. A motif that has featured increasingly more in the last couple of years, the transition to a rectangular format is a surprise, but welcome enough. This is a [...]

January, 2018

Victory over the Space Invaders celebrated forty years on with a lenticular silver coin

By | 2018-01-31T11:17:16+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Victory over the Space Invaders celebrated forty years on with a lenticular silver coin Without question one of the most famous video games of all time, Space Invaders has become a legend in the gaming community. Created by Japanese programmer Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978 for Taito, this simple shooting game became a world-wide phenomenon that remains to this day. A version for the cult Atari 2600 (VCS) [...]

Four generations of the British Royal Family are marked on a single coin for the first time in over a century

By | 2018-01-30T13:12:10+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Four generations of the British Royal Family are marked on a single coin for the first time in over a century WIth the British Royal Family seemingly growing at a fair old rate of knots, we're in the position of having four generations regularly making headlines. The Royal Mint have noticed and have released a coin marking a member from each generation. Carrying the initial of Queen [...]

WMF18 – Great Commanders UHR. Mint of Poland launches impressive new series with Spartacus

By | 2018-01-30T12:52:57+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Great Commanders in high relief. Mint of Poland launches impressive new series with Spartacus It seems there's going to be little in the way of ancient mythology coins losing any popularity in 2018 if the early roster of releases is to be believed. There are some quite superb new designs coming over the next couple of weeks as we head into Berlin for the World Money Fair [...]

Masterpieces in Stone is here with a Rhodonite inset coin celebrating the Venetian Doges Palace

By | 2018-01-28T14:08:03+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Inserts, Silver, Fiji, Moneda Nueva|

Masterpieces in Stone is here with a Rhodonite inset coin celebrating the Venetian Doges Palace A notoriously tough genre of modern coins to stand out in, the general quality of art-architectural coins is second to none. CIT's much-admired trailblazing 2004 Tiffany Art coin has sprouted a whole range of competing series, one of which is Moneda Nuevas Masterpieces in Stone. There have been three issues to date, the [...]

An early peek at the Mint of Poland’s Amber Art Renaissance art-architectural coin

By | 2018-01-25T19:08:20+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

An early peek at the Mint of Poland's Amber Art Renaissance art-architectural coin Back in November 2016, the Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska), launched a new art-architectrual coin, the first in a whole new series, called Amber Art Baroque. The series is called Amber Art because it uses a piece of polished, translucent amber on the reverse face, behind which is an engraved representation of a piece of [...]

New Zealand Mint debuts its first Star Trek coins with a new silver note collection

By | 2018-01-24T09:59:55+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Banknote Style, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

New Zealand Mint debuts its first Star Trek coins with a new silver note collection With the early launch of a new series of Star Wars silver coin notes a couple of days ago, the New Zealand Mint are clearly excited about the new format for 2018. What has surprised us however, is their first foray into Star Trek, usually the preserve of the Perth and Royal [...]

Silver Maple Leaf is 30 years old and the mint celebrates with limited bullion variants

By | 2018-01-23T12:12:32+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Silver Maple Leaf is 30 years old and the mint celebrates with limited bullion variants First launched in 1988, the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) has gone on to become the second best selling silver bullion coin on the market, tailing just behind the American Silver Eagle (ASE). A clean and simple design, depicting just a maple leaf against a plain background, the coin has remained relatively unchanged [...]

Hit comic series Yi Soon Shin gets a smartminted silver coin companion series from CIT

By | 2018-01-22T12:58:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Hit comic series Yi Soon Shin gets a smartminted silver coin companion series from CIT Any list of the greatest admirals in history would undoubtedly feature Yi Sun Shin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598). At a time of war with Japan, this incredibly talented military leader won every battle he fought in, decimating Japanese fleets time and again. At the Battle of Myeongnyang, he took [...]