NZ Mint

August, 2017

Star Wars movie poster series continues with fan favourite, The Empire Strikes Back

By | 2017-08-14T13:59:19+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars movie poster series continues with fan favourite, The Empire Strikes Back A new departure from the Star Wars ranges put out by the New Zealand Mint, the 40th Anniversary Star Wars movie poster coin turned out to be an absolute smash hit, selling out quickly and being sought after on the aftermarket. It comes as no surprise that the mint is continuing with the series [...]

The Nightmare Before Christmas debuts on the New Zealand Mints latest Disney release

By | 2017-08-07T12:27:12+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Nightmare Before Christmas debuts on the New Zealand Mints latest Disney release A nice change from the usual Disney ranges of coins coming out of the New Zealand Mints extensive programme is a coin celebrating a movie that is itself a little off-piste for Disney. The Nightmare Before Christmas was a bit darker than the usual Disney movie, no doubt through the involvement of stylish movie director Tim [...]

Battles That Changed History continues with the decisive defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo

By | 2017-08-02T21:17:23+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History continues with the decisive defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo The New Zealand Mints companion series to their Warriors of History range called ‘Battles That Changed History’ has seen a second release. Jumping from the New World to the Old, an incredibly pivotal battle in the history of Europe and the wider world is featured; the Battle of Waterloo. Putting paid to Napoleon's [...]

July, 2017

Classic Star Wars continues its run through the main characters with the translation droid C-3PO

By | 2017-07-25T11:31:03+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Classic Star Wars continues its run through the main characters with the translation droid C-3PO Easily the best of the movie licence coins currently being produced in our opinion, Classic Star Wars features major characters from one of the mosst successful franchises in cinema history. Now on its ninth release, previous issues have been Darth Vader, Han Solo, Yoda, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi,  Luke Skywalker and [...]

Bambi, one of the all-time great animated movies is 75 years old and the NZ Mint celebrates

By | 2017-07-17T05:47:59+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Bambi, one of the all-time great animated movies is 75 years old and the NZ Mint celebrates Widely considered one of the finest of the early animated movies by Disney, Bambi tells the story of the early life of a fawn. Because it was released in the middle of the Second World War, it wasn't a box-office success on its initial cinema run, but subsequent runs have [...]

The Empires classic TIE Fighter schematics adorn the latest Star Wars Ships silver coin

By | 2017-07-10T14:30:26+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Empires classic TIE Fighter schematics adorn the latest Star Wars Ships silver coin The fourth coin in the New Zealand Mint's new Star Wars Ships series of coloured silver coins depicts a craft even more iconic than the X-Wing - the Imperial TIE Fighter. Following earlier 2017 releases featuring the legendary Millennium Falcon, the powerful Imperial Star Destroyer and the X-Wing starfighter, this coin depictis the [...]

June, 2017

The Little Whirlwind is the latest Mickey Mouse classic immortalised in numismatic gold and silver

By | 2017-06-25T13:53:59+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Little Whirlwind is the latest Mickey Mouse classic immortalised in numismatic gold and silver The New Zealand Mint's flagship Disney coin range continues apace with its third 2017 release and seventh overall. The series Mickey Through the Ages features some of the influential shorts and movies that have defined this media giants most iconic character. Previous coins have been The Band Concert, The Brave Little Tailor, [...]

Disney’s 1930’s poster coin series continues with the Silly Symphony short ‘Flowers and Trees’

By | 2017-06-18T22:28:02+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney's 1930's poster coin series continues with the Silly Symphony short 'Flowers and Trees' The second of the New Zealand Mint's new Disney Posters of the 1930's series of rectangular silver coins appears today and in a nice change of direction eschews the ubiquitous mouse for one of the much loved Silly Symphony cartoons. First shown 85 years ago in July 1932, Flowers and Trees was the first animated [...]

Warrior of History silver coin series mounts horseback with the Mongol Hordes

By | 2017-06-18T11:41:45+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Warrior of History silver coin series mounts horseback with the Mongol Hordes The latest in what we think is the New Zealand Mint's best non-licenced coin series at the moment, Warriors of History debuts today and is the eighth to do so since it kicked off last year. Featuring some of the warrior classes from around the world and throughout time that have greatly impacted either their [...]

Great Cities silver coin series continues on its global journey with a stop at Japan’s capital, Tokyo

By | 2017-06-10T01:08:37+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Great Cities silver coin series continues on its global journey with a stop at Japan's capital, Tokyo Another of the lower-key coin series issued by the New Zealand Mint is debuting its fifth entrant today. Great Cities is a one-ounce fine silver series depicting the skylines of some of the worlds major capitals. Following London, New York, Shanghai and Copenhagen, Tokyo finds itself the latest metropolis for [...]