NZ Mint

March, 2019

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

By |2019-03-21T19:22:59+00:00March 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+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, 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 [...]

After the movie posters come the comics. Star Wars Comics #1 hits premium silver foils

By |2019-01-21T19:06:55+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

After the movie posters come the comics. Star Wars Comics #1 hits premium silver foils A new series of the New Zealand Mints premium foils hits today and combines their Star Wars and comic book cover ranges to feature landmark Star Wars comic books. The first to be issued depicts the first Star Wars comic to be published - Star Wars Comics #1 (surprise, surprise!). If you're familiar [...]

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue

By |2019-01-18T14:21:43+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue 2018 was a busy year for the New Zealand Mint as they continued to popularise the silver foil with a whole swathe of variously sized designs. They've obviously had some success with the relatively new type of coin as we've already seen some new designs for 2019. We can now add Batman Villains [...]

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver

By |2019-01-07T22:56:00+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver The biggest licence in coins is the New Zealand Mint's Disney franchise, for which the mint has been pumping out coins at a fair old pace recently. We've covered most of them, (we'll be cutting back a little in 2019 to increase variety), but there's no missing Sleeping Beauty's [...]

December, 2018

Star Wars Clone Troopers hit the New Zealand Mint’s latest themed bullion coins in gold and silver

By |2018-12-28T11:27:46+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Clone Troopers hit the New Zealand Mint's latest themed bullion coins in gold and silver Just sneaking into the end of the year is the New Zealand Mints latest 2019 bullion coin in 1 oz silver and gold formats. As you'd expect from a mint that relies so heavily on its licenced properties, this one dips back into the large selection they have and [...]

Niue’s look at reef fish in coin form continues with the beautiful Moorish Idol

By |2018-12-05T11:53:23+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue's look at reef fish in coin form continues with the beautiful Moorish Idol 2019 MOORISH IDOL A new series for 2018 and now three coins in, Reef Fish highlights some of the more colourful and popular fish that inhabit coral reef environments around the world. We've already seen the Triggerfish and the Angelfish, and now it's the turn of the beautiful Moorish Idol to take centre [...]

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