NZ Mint

August, 2017

Darth Vader reappears at the New Zealand Mint in ultra high relief form on a new silver coin

By | 2017-10-30T12:05:26+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Vader reappears at the New Zealand Mint in ultra high relief form on a new silver coin In a departure from their Star Wars issues within themed series, the New Zealand Mint is today releasing a new Darth Vader coin in a format rare at this mint, although not so elsewhere. The two-ounce ultra high relief silver coin has probably been the darling of the modern [...]

Disney debuts on the new silver foil banknote-style coin format with Mickey and Friends

By | 2017-08-24T11:46:16+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney debuts on the new silver foil banknote-style coin format with Mickey and Friends Just recently gaining in popularity with CIT's Skyline Dollar range, silver foils are coins that take on the form of a banknote. They're formed in five grams of fine silver and reach the not insubstantial size of 150 x 70 mm, managing that by being less than than 0.05 mm in thickness. The [...]

The Zulus are the latest fighting force in Niue’s Warriors of History silver coin series

By | 2017-08-21T15:00:10+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Zulus are the latest fighting force in Niue's Warriors of History silver coin series Coin number nine in one of our favourite New Zealand Mint coin series is launched today. The Zulu warrior is the latest Warriors of History coin, a range looking at warrior classes from around the world and throughout time that have influenced the direction of human history. Each of them is struck [...]

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

By | 2017-08-30T17:27:34+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: Movies & TV, Gold, 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: Movies & TV, Gold, 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, Movies & TV, Gold, 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, [...]