News Nuggets

May, 2019

New guides and updates for mid-May

By |2019-05-19T10:15:14+01:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Site Update, News Nuggets|

New guides and updates for mid-May Just a quick note to let you know about some new guides and some revised old ones. This stuff goes on and doesn't always get noticed unless we do a quick post like this to point you in the right direction. Two new guides are now live. The first one is a look at a quirky silver foil series from the New Zealand Mint [...]

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu’s proof coin series

By |2019-05-07T00:55:29+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, News Nuggets, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu's proof coin series The Simpsons, America's longest-running sitcom, and scripted primetime TV series, is represented again on the Perth Mint's fifth coin to feature Matt Groening's ultra-popular creation. Now 30 seasons old and with at least 2 more on the way, this animated juggernaut will surpass 700 episodes. Although its best seasons are behind it, the show [...]

April, 2019

A few updates to Coin Series Profiles with a few days off

By |2019-04-22T19:47:50+01:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Site Update, News Nuggets|

Site updates continue with new & revised profiles, and an appeal We've been taking a few days off for Easter and will be back hard at work on Wednesday (birthday tomorrow!), but inbetween bouts of relaxation, we've managed to update a few Coin Series Profiles. The Polish series 'Enduring Soldiers' has had the latest coin added to it. A fine series celebrating some truly brave individuals. Amongst a few others, [...]

The world’s most uncomfortable hat is the subject of Scottsdale’s latest Biblical Series silver coin

By |2019-04-17T20:36:43+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The world's most uncomfortable hat is the subject of Scottsdale's latest Biblical Series silver coin The second of six coins to be issued in this series throughout 2019, and the 26th of 60 overall, Crown of Thorns is the latest in Scottsdale Mints epic Biblical Series of 2oz silver coins. The coins take their design from a series of woodcut illustrations of the New & Old [...]

Trident bullion from Barbados and Scottsdale Mint gets a 5k run of privy marked coins

By |2019-04-04T19:51:49+01:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Barbados, News Nuggets, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Trident bullion from Barbados and Scottsdale Mint gets a 5k run of privy marked coins 2018 BARBADOS TRIDENT PINEAPPLE PRIVY Late last year, Scottsdale Mint re-issued for 2018 the Barbados Trident bullion coin in gold and silver using the same design that had adorned it on its debut the year before. With a 30,000 mintage in silver and 5,000 in gold, it was towards the [...]

March, 2019

New Bullion: Second Serbian silver coin in its Tesla series celebrates remote wireless control

By |2019-03-26T16:27:19+01:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, People, Science, News Nuggets, Silver, National Bank of Serbia, Serbia|

New Bullion: Second Serbian silver coin in its Tesla series celebrates remote wireless control One of the greatest scientists in history, Nikola Tesla is one of the most visionary inventors of all time. Involved in the creation of technologies that became the foundation of the modern world, he is especially credited for his work developing alternating current, the subject of the first coin released last year. [...]

New bullion: Iconic Australian ‘Mob of Roos’ coin back in limited Singapore privy mark silver form

By |2019-03-26T13:19:04+01:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, News Nuggets, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

New bullion: Iconic Australian 'Mob of Roos' coin back in limited Singapore privy mark silver form The national personification of Singapore, the Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The fish body represents Singapore’s fishing village origin, with the lion head represents Singapore’s original name—Singapura—meaning “lion city”. It isn't a particularly old symbol, having been designed in the [...]

Royal Mint reissues £20 Welsh Dragon silver coin and makes it available online for the first time since 2016

By |2019-03-25T01:10:56+01:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, News Nuggets, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint reissues £20 Welsh Dragon silver coin and makes it available online for the first time since 2016 The Royal Mint's controversial £20 coin series has all but vanished except for a single coin released annually that sells in the visitor centre at their Welsh headquarters. A neat, but regurgitated Welsh Dragon design was made available on the mints website back in 2016, but 2017 and 2018 [...]

Giant 2,300oz gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins

By |2019-03-21T20:57:52+01:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, News Nuggets, Silver, Perth Mint|

Giant 2,300 ounce gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins Another new limited-run bullion coin from the Perth Mint and not an animal design this time. Some 150 years ago, a stunning gold nugget of around 72 kilos in weight, and containing almost 2,300 ounces of gold, was discovered in Victoria outside the town of Mollagul. The largest known alluvial gold [...]

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons

By |2019-03-18T19:49:21+01:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, News Nuggets, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Mythical Dragons 2oz coin series from the NZ Mint heads to China with The Four Dragons Following the Red Dragon of the Britons that was released last November, the NZ Mint has launched the second of its Mythical Dragons two-ounce silver coins. Jumping continents from Europe to Asia, this issue depicts the tale of The Four Dragons from Chinese mythology. A subject with a heavy presence in numismatic [...]

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