Melbourne Mint

October, 2017

Awesome beauty of Supermassive Black Holes are featured on Melbourne Mints latest silver coin

By | 2017-10-23T15:47:36+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Melbourne Mint, Niue Island|

Awesome beauty of Supermassive Black Holes are featured on Melbourne Mints latest silver coin One of the most popular themes in modern numismatics, astronomy has given us some terrific coin designs over the last few years from such luminaries as the Mint of Poland, the Royal Canadian Mint and Coin Invest Trust. Joining this elite group is Melbourne Mint with its latest commemorative coin issue, following their [...]

April, 2017

Melbourne Mint is back with a monster five-ounce silver Tyrannosaurus Rex proof coin

By | 2017-05-11T21:43:14+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Melbourne Mint, Tuvalu|

Melbourne Mint is back with a monster five-ounce silver Tyrannosaurus Rex proof coin Regular readers will know we have our favourite themes here. Popular subjects like architectural and ancient mythology are popular here also, but one we think is still a touch under-represented in modern numismatics is a personal favourite, prehistoric life. A few mints dabble semi-regularly, MCI-Mint in Germany and the Royal Canadian Mint spring to [...]

May, 2015

MELBOURNE MINT GOES HIGH-END WITH STRIKING ADDITION TO ARCHITECTURAL COIN GENRE

By | 2016-11-05T06:32:06+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: Melbourne Mint|

The art-architectural genre of modern numismatics that started with the 2004 debut of Coin Invest Trust's Tiffany range, has thrown up some truly beautiful designs in recent years. Quite apart from the Tiffany Art range that seems to get better annually, just a few recent stars are the Mint of Polands,

February, 2015

MELBOURNE MINT BACK IN NUMISMATICS WITH THE OUTLAW NED KELLY

By | 2016-11-05T06:32:26+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Categories: History, People, Silver, Melbourne Mint, Tuvalu|

One of Australia's most divisive figures, Edward "Ned" Kelly is thought of as either a folk hero or a multiple murderer. After the attempted murder of a police officer in 1878, the authorities went on a manhunt for Kelly, his brother, and two associates during which they fatally shot three policemen. The Kelly gang then went on to murder a police informant and commit multiple armed robberies before being cornered on 28 June 1880 [...]