News Nuggets

June, 2017

United States and Perth Mints silver sales recover well but gold sales remain weak

By | 2017-06-03T18:36:57+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

United States and Perth Mints silver sales recover well but gold sales remain weak Time for a quick look at bullion coin sales from the big mints and the picture is one of a recovery from April sales, one of the worst on recent record, but not on the same period last year, against which the market remains depressed. First the good news is that Perth silver [...]

May, 2017

Bullion coin nightmares at the United States and Perth Mints as sales nosedive to new lows

By | 2017-05-11T21:36:13+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Bullion coin nightmares at the United States and Perth Mints as sales nosedive to new lows We're all used to volatility in the precious metal bullion coin market and we're all equally aware of the seeming disconnect between where the spot price is and where we think it should be given the economic indicators. The spot price in 2017 has shown the same kinds of movement as [...]

April, 2017

Warriors of History heads to the Middle East and the Middle Ages with the Ayyubids

By | 2017-05-11T21:38:26+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Warriors of History heads to the Middle East and the Middle Ages with the Ayyubids The New Zealand Mint have released the seventh coin in their series Warriors of History. Depicting some of the warrior classes throughout history, the series launched in June 2016 and has travelled around the globe and through time from pre-Roman times through to the Middle Ages. This seventh coin looks [...]

Site Updates: Updated Coin Profiles, Bullion profile revisions, videos

By | 2017-04-26T18:05:07+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: Updated Coin Profiles, Bullion profile revisions, videos More site updates. Some new stuff and some fixes to existing articles;A Coin Series Profile to Fauna in Ukraine Cultural Monuments by the National Bank of Ukraine is now live. It sounds a less than mainstream series but is actually a superb set of gilded silver coins. Worth checking out.We're moving focus away from Coin Series Profiles for a while to get [...]

Site Updates: New and revised Coin Series Profiles, fixed Bullion Profile

By | 2017-04-16T18:19:39+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: New and revised Coin Series Profiles, fixed Bullion Profile More site updates. Some new stuff and some fixes to existing articles; A Coin Series Profile to the Royal Dutch Mints Twelve Provinces Silver Ducats is now live. A Coin Series Profile to MDM's excellent Roman Gladiators antique silver coin series is now live. Our extensive Silver Bullion Profile to the Perth Mints Lunar Series I  is now fixed [...]

March is over, US & Perth Mint’s bullion sales graphs updated and the pain continues

By | 2017-04-09T12:52:36+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

March is over, US & Perth Mint's bullion sales graphs updated and the pain continues Time to update the bullion sales graphs from the United States and Perth mints. It will be a while before we get the numbers for the Royal Canadian mint and even then it will only be until the end of 2016. All in all, another less than stellar month in a market seemingly disconnected from the the [...]

Site Updates: New coin release schedules, revised Coin Series Profiles, Video Channel

By | 2017-04-01T15:23:56+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: New coin release schedules, revised Coin Series Profiles More site updates. It's important to keep content up to date, so the following has been undertaken; The 2017 RELEASE SCHEDULES have been added for Belgium and Portugal. We've added Russia's FIFA coin programme as well. The History of the Crusades Coin Series Profile has been updated for better readability and looks. The World Buddha Heritage Coin Series Profile has [...]

March, 2017

HMS Bounty silver bullion coin adds a smaller half-ounce sibling to the range

By | 2017-03-30T19:08:23+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

HMS Bounty silver bullion coin adds a smaller half-ounce sibling to the range Last October we reported on a new silver bullion coin sold by US dealer Money Metals Exchange and reportedly produced for them by the NZ Mint. Struck in an ounce of fine 0.999 silver, it was the second silver bullion coin to depict a legend in old maritime circles, the HMS Bounty. Like the [...]

Great Cities from the NZ Mint visits Shanghai and Copenhagen on its world tour

By | 2017-03-30T17:03:29+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Great Cities from the NZ Mint visits Shanghai and Copenhagen on its world tour Great Cities, a series of proof silver coins from the New Zealand Mint has recieved its fourth member and it's a city that rarely features on commemorative coins, Copenhagen. Following on from New York, London and Shanghai (also featured here), Copenhagen is depicted as a selection of the cities most recognisable architectural highlights. [...]

The proof version of the iconic American Silver Eagle bullion coin is now on sale

By | 2017-03-30T13:34:17+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Silver, US Mint, United States|

The proof version of the iconic American Silver Eagle bullion coin is now on sale It's that time of year again. The United States Mint has launched the 2017 version of its ultra-iconic and much admired American Silver Eagle silver bullion coin. Struck in an ounce of fine silver, the design remains as it has since its debut back in 1986. Struck at the West Point [...]