News Nuggets

April, 2018

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 [...]

Poland remembers the efforts of its North American emigre’s with a new proof silver coin

By | 2018-04-12T12:55:04+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland remembers the efforts of its North American emigre's with a new proof silver coin Poland loves its history, as tumultuous as it is, and the National Bank of Poland has issued an extensive selection of precious metal commemorative coins over the years celebrating it. Today sees the issuing of the latest sterling silver coin in the range and it's one with a subject matter from [...]

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 [...]

March bullion coin sales figures are out for the US Mint and the Perth Mint. They’re not good.

By | 2018-04-05T11:48:49+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

March bullion coin sales figures are out for the US Mint and the Perth Mint. They're not good. The tales of woe continue at the United States Mint with some truly terrible numbers of gold and silver Eagle bullion coins sold in March. Last year was one of the worst for ages, but 2018 has so far utterly failed to approach even those unadventurous targets, with gold [...]

Latvia asks collectors to vote for its best collectors coin from the six issued in 2017

By | 2018-04-03T18:38:38+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Event, News, Bank of Latvia, Latvia|

Latvia asks collectors to vote for its best collectors coin from the six issued in 2017 Every year the Bank of Latvia asks coin collectors to vote for their favourite Latvian precious metal coin and this year is no exception. This producer has always punched well above their weight and has issued some very interesting and eclectic designs over the last few years. There's a good mix in the 2017 selection [...]

Cayman Islands Marlin bullion coin back unchanged for 2018 but with a gold version in tow

By | 2018-04-03T12:16:11+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cayman Islands, Scottsdale Mint|

Cayman Islands Marlin bullion coin back unchanged for 2018 but with a gold version in tow Scottsdale Mint continues to expand its range of legal tender bullion coins with a reissue of the Cayman Islands Marlin silver bullion coin from 2017. No changes to the design from last years coin, but for the first time a gold variant is added the line-up, joinng such other recent [...]

March, 2018

New Cameroon silver coin issued in remembrance of the end of the Romanov dynasty

By | 2018-03-30T13:15:52+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Coloured, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

New Cameroon silver coin issued in remembrance of the end of the Romanov dynasty With Russia so prevalent in world affairs again, there's also a renewed interest in its past. One of the most pivoiotal events of the 20th century was without question the Russian Revolution and its baptism in the blood of the Tsars that had ruled the country for centuries. Tsar [...]

McCoy and Sulu join the Star Trek coin note series

By | 2018-03-25T12:14:44+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote Style, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

McCoy and Sulu join the Star Trek coin note series The penultimate releases in the New Zealand Mint's well realised Star Trek coin note series, the subjects this time around are Sulu and McCoy. One of the many coin note series that he NZM is launching through 2018, these are also the first Star Trek items they've issued as until now it's been the sole preserve [...]

1800 year old letter home from Egyptian soldier is the fascinating subject of the Helvetic Mints latest

By | 2018-03-21T15:50:06+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

1800 year old letter home from Egyptian soldier is the fascinating subject of the Helvetic Mints latest Discovered in 1899 in the ancient temple complex of Tebtunis, the Aurelius Polion papyrus was one of a large number of documents, many quite fragmentary, found by the Egyptologist Bernard Pyne Grenfell and the papyrist Arthur Surridge Hunt during one of their many expeditions. A treasure trove of early texts, [...]

The Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin brings the message of Freedom

By | 2018-03-19T20:10:04+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The Mint of Poland's latest silver coin brings the message of Freedom A new two-ounce fine-silver coin from the Mint of Poland touches on a subject that is the hot topic of conversation around the world - Freedom. Choosing the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States as the embodiment of the principle, the coin uses this giant symbol on both sides [...]