NZ Mint

February, 2018

Star Wars A New Hope silver coin notes continue with Obi Wan and the droids

By | 2018-02-21T15:01:11+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Banknote Style, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars A New Hope silver coin notes continue with Obi Wan and the droids The second and third in the New Zealand Mints new Star Wars: A New Hope coin notes have been released today and feature the Jedi Master Obi WanKenobi and the droid double act, C3PO & R2D2. A seven coin set, these will add to the first coin that depicted Luke Skywalker and will sit [...]

The Jedi Master Yoda is the latest Star Wars character to get the ultra high relief treatment

By | 2018-02-14T12:09:42+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Jedi Master Yoda is the latest Star Wars character to get the ultra high relief treatment The third coin in the New Zealand Mints ultra high relief (UHR) range of Star Wars character coins is here and it's the Jedi Master Yoda getting the attention. Like  Darth Vader and Han Solo, the coin is struck in two-ounces of silver. Unlike the relatively disappointing Han Solo coin that rehashed [...]

New Zealand Mint increases its presence in the coin note market with the debut of Disney Princesses

By | 2018-02-11T21:50:43+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: Banknote Style, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

New Zealand Mint increases its presence in the coin note market with the debut of Disney Princesses The New Zealand Mint seemingly has big plans for the coin note format and after the launch of Star Wars and a surprise Star Trek, they've returned to their venerable Disney licence for another new series. Having previously appeared on an extensive range of gold and silver coins, Disney Princesses [...]

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) [...]

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 coin notes meet popular culture head on with a new original Star Wars series

By | 2018-01-21T11:33:07+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Banknote Style, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Silver coin notes meet popular culture head on with a new original Star Wars series Popularised by Coin Invest Trust last year with their range of city-based Skyline Dollars, the banknote coin format attracted a few extra members in 2017, most notably with the New Zealand Mint bringing their Disney juggernaut to play. We feel that 2018 will either be the year the format explodes in popularity, [...]

New silver coin from Niue marks 25 years since Jurassic Park amazed moviegoers

By | 2018-01-08T14:48:07+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, New Zealand|

New silver coin from Niue marks 25 years since Jurassic Park amazed moviegoers Few movies have turned heads like Jurassic Park did on its release in 1992. The simple story of a theme park gone awry, the use of state-of-the-art CGI (Computer Generated Imaging) for the rendering of the dinosaurs lifted it to something special. With such names as Steven Spielberg, Stan Winston, Sam Neill and Jeff [...]

December, 2017

Beloved animated movie series Toy Story, is the latest to join Disney’s expanding coin lineup

By | 2017-12-06T12:59:37+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Beloved animated movie series Toy Story, is the latest to join Disney's expanding coin lineup The New Zealand Mint is expanding its range of Disney Pixar coins with an issue celebrating one of the best loved and widely regarded animated movies of all time - Toy Story.  A ground-breaking movie that has spawned two sequels with a third on the way, we certainly can't argue with the [...]

November, 2017

Doctor Who is back on coins with the launch of a swansong for Peter Capaldi’s twelfth doctor

By | 2017-11-29T13:24:48+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Doctor Who is back on coins with the launch of a swansong for Peter Capaldi's twelfth doctor When the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who came around back in 2013, the New Zealand Mint was on point to issue a range of silver and gold commemorative coins to mark the milestone event. Hugely successful,  the range debuted with a TARDIS coin in some innovative packaging, before moving on to a [...]

Star Wars Ships bows out after six coins with Darth Vader’s TIE/Advanced fighter blueprint

By | 2017-11-26T12:53:56+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars Ships bows out after six coins with Darth Vader's TIE/Advanced fighter blueprint Star Wars Ships is a coloured silver coin series from the New Zealand Mint that debuted earlier this year and with the release of this sixth coin, is coming to an end. Depicting iconic vessels from the huge variety that populate the Star Wars universe, it does so by eschewing action scenes and [...]