News Nuggets

March, 2019

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

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

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+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Australia, Nature, 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+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, 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+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, 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+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Coloured, 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 [...]

February, 2019

Get in quick! LPM exclusive 10oz variant of Dragon & Phoenix silver coin limited to just 888

By |2019-02-24T22:32:10+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Get in quick! LPM exclusive 10oz variant of Dragon & Phoenix silver coin limited to just 888 One of the many limited run silver bullion coins to emanate from the bowels of the Perth Mint, the 2017 Dragon & Phoenix coin was the first design in this heavily Chinese-influenced range and was hugely successful. Last year saw Dragon & Tiger  join the line-up, but the first coin to [...]

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series of silver coins kicks off its fifth year with Samson Slays the Lion

By |2019-02-22T20:17:23+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Biblical Series of silver coins kicks off its fifth year with Samson Slays the Lion It's time for Scottsdale to launch its fifth year of Biblical Series coins and they're doing so with the 25th coin to debut to date - Samson Slays the Lion. Numismatic recreations of 19th century French wood engraver, Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré's expansive portfolio of bible-based woodcuts, [...]

New UK 1oz gold bullion coin dips into the past design catalogue and pulls out the Royal Arms

By |2019-02-19T23:10:34+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Bullion, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

New UK 1oz gold bullion coin dips into the past design catalogue and pulls out the Royal Arms As if the Britannia, Shengxiao Lunars, Queens Beasts and others aren't prrofthat the Royal Mint are taking the bullion coin market seriously, they've added another design to the portfolio. No silver this time, just a one-ounce fine gold offering, and it appears to be one with an unrestricted mintage in [...]

CIT’s superb Revolutionaries series adds Karl Marx and we have a new Coin Series Profile up

By |2019-02-09T21:59:12+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Gold, People, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

CIT's superb Revolutionaries series adds Karl Marx and we have a new Coin Series Profile up 2019 KARL MARX A range of coins I've always had a lot of time for, after seeing the superb smartminted re-issue of the Chinggis Khan coin at the 2016 World Money Fair in Berlin, Revolutionaries is, on the surface, a simple 1oz silver coin series. It depicts famous, or infamous, revolutionary [...]

Perth Mint goes rectangular for its 2019 Dragon gold and silver bullion coins

By |2019-02-01T02:18:01+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint goes rectangular for its 2019 Dragon gold and silver bullion coins Revered in Chinese culture, the Dragon has also become a hugely popular symbol in numismatics over the last decade. With the Perth Mint seemingly settling on round animal-themed bullion coins of varying mintages in its portfolio, it's great to see something a bit different for aa chnage. Available in 1oz silver and 1oz gold, the [...]

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