NZ Mint

May, 2019

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players

By |2019-05-08T13:56:54+01:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players The selection of subjects appearing on the relatively new silver foil format continues to increase with the arrival of cult card game Magic the Gathering. The New Zealand Mint has previously issued two 1oz silver coins, with a considerable gap between them, but neither seem to have set the market on fire [...]

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine

By |2019-05-02T13:32:58+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine Silver foils continue to prove resilient to the swings and roundabouts of the coin world, although with most themed around some truly massive popular culture licences, it's fair to say they have a helping hand in other areas. Huge surface areas for a given weight - over thirty times with ease [...]

April, 2019

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil

By |2019-04-30T14:32:51+01:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint|

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil The New Zealand Mint's Premium Silver Foil range has churned up some interesting designs since they debuted last year, all of them part of their popular culture ranges. The focus has been on tweaked reproductions of either movie posters (Star Wars, Star Trek mainly), or classic comic book covers [...]

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box?

By |2019-04-16T13:42:14+01:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box? A nice surprise last year, the Space Invaders 40th anniversary coin was the perfect commemoration of the groundbreaking early cult video-game. Using lenticular imagery to replicate the famous spaceship movement, and packaging in a very cool arcade cabinet style box, it's no surprise that it sold out at the [...]

March, 2019

Niue issues Ali Baba, its first commemorative coin with a national emblem instead of the QEII effigy

By |2019-03-28T14:12:54+01:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue issues Ali Baba, its first commemorative coin with a national emblem instead of the QEII effigy Similar in appearance and concept to their earlier Journeys of Discovery issues, the New Zealand Mint's latest antiqued coin series is called Legendary Tales. Moving from real history to story-telling and myth, the series has also dropped in weight from 2ozs to 1oz, so it's eminently more affordable as well. [...]

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon

By |2019-03-21T19:22:59+01:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon One of the most recognisable ships in the whole of science fiction, the Millennium Falcon isn't even an ultra-powerful warship or a deep space explorer - it's just a battered old freighter used by a smuggler, yet has gone on to garner an iconic status likely equalled only by the [...]

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons

By |2019-03-18T19:49:21+01:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, News Nuggets, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons Following the Red Dragon of the Britons that was released last November, the NZ Mint has launched the second of its Mythical Dragons two-ounce silver coins. Jumping continents from Europe to Asia, this issue depicts the tale of The Four Dragons from Chinese mythology. A subject with a heavy presence in numismatic [...]

February, 2019

The New Zealand mints first silver miniature of the year is fan favourite Wonder Woman

By |2019-02-18T10:14:35+01:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand mints first silver miniature of the year is fan favourite Wonder Woman With comic book heroes blasting their way to record box-office receipts, it's fair to say the huge increase in modern commemorative and bullion coins tapping into the genre is heavily linked to that success. The NZ Mint has recently added DC Comics to its range of licenced properties and as you would [...]

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil.

By |2019-02-18T09:29:07+01:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil Just last month the New Zealand Mint debuted the latest in an ever growing portfolio of silver foil series when it released The Joker. First of the Batman Villains range to appear, we've only had to wait a month for the second. There are plenty of villains to [...]

January, 2019

There’s pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil

By |2019-01-26T17:40:00+01:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, News Nuggets, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

There's pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil We're not often surprised at new releases as most are variations on a theme, but eyebrows were definitely raised when this silver foil first put in an appearance. The New Zealand Mint have been putting out Star Trek foils at a fair pace, having already issued Original Series and Next Generation [...]

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