News Nuggets

January, 2019

Updates to some profiles, the lunar superguide, and we’re now on Patreon

By |2019-01-16T16:22:46+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Updates to some profiles, the lunar superguide, and we're now on Patreon We're just starting to go through our guides to update them all, so if it seems a little quieter than usual, that's the reason. We use some of these guides to post new entrants to fine series without doing a specific news post.Groningen has been added to the Twelve Provinces Ducats series by the Royal Dutch [...]

2018 was another poor year for bullion coin sales at the US Mint, but Perth shows positive signs

By |2019-01-08T20:37:31+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

2018 was another poor year for bullion coin sales at the US Mint, but Perth shows positive signs Time for a look at how well the United States Mint and the Perth Mint did in 2018 at shifting their gold and silver bullion products. Overall, the report card would read 'not great - but could have been worse'. The Perth Mint has shown greater resiliance in the [...]

Poland’s Enduring Soldiers and Treasures of Stanislaw August series see new additions

By |2019-01-04T22:18:11+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland's Enduring Soldiers and Treasures of Stanislaw August series see new additions 2019 ENDURING SOLDIERS 'ZAPORA' The seventh coin in the 'Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists' series, this range celebrates the lives of those who were killed in the communist-led purges after the end of the Second World War. It's easy to forget that the fall of Nazism didn't suddenly lead to peace across Europe and [...]

December, 2018

The Ascension of Jesus wraps up Scottsdale Biblical Stories for 2019, its fourth year

By |2018-12-19T18:02:05+00:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The Ascension of Jesus wraps up Scottsdale Biblical Stories for 2019, its fourth year Rounding out its fourth year in an epic ten-year program, Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series debuts the 24th coin in the series and the last of the six to be released in 2018. Based on the work of 19th century French wood engraver, Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré, the reinterpretation of these by sculptor D'Almeida [...]

Niue’s look at reef fish in coin form continues with the beautiful Moorish Idol

By |2018-12-05T11:53:23+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue's look at reef fish in coin form continues with the beautiful Moorish Idol 2019 MOORISH IDOL A new series for 2018 and now three coins in, Reef Fish highlights some of the more colourful and popular fish that inhabit coral reef environments around the world. We've already seen the Triggerfish and the Angelfish, and now it's the turn of the beautiful Moorish Idol to take centre [...]

November, 2018

Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, appears as two heads or four tails on new silver coin

By |2018-11-29T23:24:46+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Culture, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland|

Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, appears as two heads or four tails on new silver coin The god of beginnings  and endings, of transition and time, of doorways and passages - Janus was a popular part of the mythology that permeated Ancient Roman society. Even in celebrations for one of the myriad other gods in the Roman pantheon, Janus was invoked at its [...]

Barbados Trident bullion coin back for 2018 in gold and silver one-ounce form

By |2018-11-20T12:20:16+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Gold, Barbados, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Barbados Trident bullion coin back for 2018 in gold and silver one-ounce form 2018 BARBADOS TRIDENT Back, and just sneaking its way into 2018, is Scottsdale Mint's Trident bullion coin. Issued for the Caribbean island of Barbados, the coin is available is once again available in one-ounce 0.999 silver, and one-ounce 0.9999 gold formats. There are no real changes from last years debut of the coin other than the [...]

Disney bullion coin range grows with the addition of a Mickey Mouse 90th anniversary design

By |2018-11-14T22:13:59+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney bullion coin range grows with the addition of a Mickey Mouse 90th anniversary design This year is the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse and the New Zealand Mint has been marking the occasion with a full range of numismatics and more. One thing missing was a bullion coin, but even that niche is now filled with the debut of a new pair  to join their previous issues [...]

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang

By |2018-11-08T14:35:05+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang With the addition of these three new issues at the Beijing International Coin Exposition, CIT's Skyline Dollar series is now thirteen issues big. A range that CIT used to help bring the new silver coin note format to popular attention, it seems to be quite popular and a nice way to get banknote [...]

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands

By |2018-11-04T23:30:09+00:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, People, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands 2018 TWELVE PROVINCES DUCATS One of our Coin Series Profiles that hasn't seen much activity this year is the one covering the Dutch Mint series called Twelve Provinces Ducats. A 0.873 fineness silver coin series, it will grow into a set of twelve coins, with one issue for each of the [...]

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