NZ Mint

May, 2018

The pivotal Battle of Marathon between Greece and Persia is the sixth Battle That Changed History

By | 2018-05-13T18:03:24+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The pivotal Battle of Marathon between Greece and Persia is the sixth Battle That Changed History Another entrant in one of the New Zealand Mints ongoing series, The Battle of Marathon is the sixth coin in the Battles That Changed History range. Without question a battle that deserves inclusion in a series with that title, Marathon was a crucial victory for Greek, and by association Western civilisation. [...]

Superman #1 is the second DC Comic cover in the NZ Mints large premium foil range

By | 2018-05-07T08:56:03+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote Style, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint|

Superman #1 is the second DC Comic cover in the NZ Mints large premium foil range The second of the New Zealand Mint's premium foil DC Comic covers debuts today and it features another truly classic example of the genre - Superman #1. Published in June 1939, it was the first true Superman comic, although not his debut, which happened in Action Comics #1 in 1938. Another [...]

April, 2018

The latest Disney silver coin series stars the characters we all love to hate – the villains

By | 2018-04-29T21:10:51+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The latest Disney silver coin series stars the characters we all love to hate - the villains The Disney juggernaut rolls on from the New Zealand Mint with the debut of a spiritual sister-series to the Princesses range from a couple of years ago. Called Disney Villains, it aims to showcase the characters that, let's be honest, are the real stars of the movies. First out [...]

The New Zealand Mint expands its Star Trek offerings away from coins with a new miniature range

By | 2018-04-24T23:21:53+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand Mint expands its Star Trek offerings away from coins with a new miniature range Undoubted kings of the popular culture coin market, the New Zealand Mint has for years offered silver coins for a whole swath of franchises. Currently issuing multiple ranges of coins and coin notes for such impressive licences as Disney, Star Wars and DC Comics, the recent addition of Star Trek [...]

Star Trek Original Series coin note set wraps up with Chekov and Spock

By | 2018-04-22T12:46:20+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote Style, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Trek Original Series coin note set wraps up with Chekov and Spock One of the new wave of silver coin notes being issued by the New Zealand Mint throughout 2018, the Star Trek Original Series set is an attractive homage to the series that fans are sure to enjoy. Not one for the traditional coin collector perhaps, these have appeal to fans of the series [...]

Darth Vader wraps up the Star Wars: A New Hope coin note series

By | 2018-04-16T09:10:42+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote Style, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Vader wraps up the Star Wars: A New Hope coin note series The New Zealand Mints, Star Wars A New Hope coin note series completes today with the launch of the movies big bad, Darth Vader. No changes to the design or spec, as you'd expect, and this one slots into the album that came with the debut Luke Skywalker coin along with the other five [...]

Solo, the latest stand-alone Star Wars movie, appears on the latest Niue silver coin

By | 2018-04-15T13:36:43+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Solo, the latest stand-alone Star Wars movie, appears on the latest Niue silver coin The new stand-alone Star Wars origin story, Solo, is being released next month and the New Zealand Mint are maintaining their practice of launching coins to commemorative it.  Like the coins issued for Rogue One and The Force Awakens, these are different to the Classic Star Wars range because of their use of [...]

The New Zealand Mint issues its first silver coin for the Central American state of Nicaragua

By | 2018-04-12T20:32:20+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Nicaragua|

The New Zealand Mint issues its first silver coin for the Central American state of Nicaragua Releasing coins almost exclusively for Niue Island, the New Zealand Mint has increased its output of precious metal commemoratives quite a bit over the last few years. This has primarily taken the form of one of the mints several popular culture franchises, such as Disney, Star Wars or Doctor Who. They've [...]

Aquaman and Cyborg join Niue’s Justice League series of silver coin notes

By | 2018-04-10T13:55:50+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote Style, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Aquaman and Cyborg join Niue's Justice League series of silver coin notes The second and third issues in the New Zealand Mint's Justice League series are now available. Meant to build into a six note set, there will be two new issues in May (Flash and Wonder Woman) and a final issue in June (Superman). Identical in style to the first Batman issue, these are firmly [...]

One of the worlds most expensive comic covers reproduced in fine silver for new series

By | 2018-04-08T13:31:49+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote Style, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint|

One of the worlds most expensive comic covers reproduced in fine silver for new series Even though precious metal banknote-style coins are a relatively recent development in the commemorative coin market, it was obvious that there would be modifications to the core format and a desire to push the initial envelope in more ambitious directions. At 150 x 70 mm in size but wafer thin, the coin [...]