News Nuggets

February, 2018

Royal Mint partner with MTB to debut their first ever tenth-ounce platinum Britannia bullion coin

By | 2018-02-23T16:25:37+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Bullion, Platinum, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint partner with MTB to debut their first ever tenth-ounce platinum Britannia bullion coin The number of platinum bullion coins on the market continues to rise with the debut of a new variant of the Royal Mint's perennial Philip Nathan designed Britannia bullion coin. At a tenth of an ounce in weight, it's considerably smaller and more affordable than the normal one-ounce coin. [...]

Gold and silver at the Perth and US Mints up on December but way down on January 2017

By | 2018-02-12T22:28:37+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Gold and silver at the Perth and US Mints up on December but way down on January 2017 It's fair to say that 2017 sucked for bullion coin sales at both the Perth and United States Mints and that the Royal Canadian Mint likely suffered just as badly. Well 2018 is a new year and it brings new hope for increased numbers. If January is any indicator [...]

Perth Mint to release coins based on Warner Brothers movie and television icons over next three years

By | 2018-02-05T15:37:16+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Information, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint to release coins based on Warner Brothers movie and television icons over next three years It seems that Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes are just the tip of the iceberg as the Perth Mint has announced it has signed up Warner Brothers with a view to producing commemorative coins over the next three years. One of the biggest television and movie companies in the [...]

Royal Canadian Mint introduces Mintshield to reduce white spots on its silver bullion coins

By | 2018-02-02T15:11:29+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Information, Royal Canadian Mint|

Royal Canadian Mint introduces Mintshield to reduce white spots on its silver bullion coins In what can only be welcome news to the myriad numbers of collectors of their bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint has announced a new technique to significantly reduce the appearance of the dreaded white spots. A difficult and not fully understood process, the formation of white spots has annoyed collectors for years, so here's hoping [...]

January, 2018

Our 2018 coin release schedule guide is now up with the first twenty mint programs

By | 2018-01-15T18:18:51+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Information|

Our 2018 coin release schedule guide is now up with the first twenty mint programs We first did a compilation of all the mint coin issue schedules for the forthcoming year in early 2017 and it seemed popular enough to do again this year. We've launched with twenty mints, although another has been added today, and we'll endeavour to keep it up to date with new ones [...]

December shows signs of an upturn in sales, but 2017 experienced huge overall drops

By | 2018-01-09T14:54:39+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

December shows signs of an upturn in sales, but 2017 experienced huge overall drops With 2017 now behind us and the mintage figures available to peruse, it's a good time to look at just how bad the year has been for the United States and Perth Mints. Throughout the year our tables have been filled with red numbers instead of green, indicating drops in numbers compared to [...]

December, 2017

Site Updates: Updated Twelve Province Ducats and Biblical Stories Coin Series Profiles

By | 2017-12-20T17:06:15+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: Updated Twelve Province Ducats and Biblical Stories Coin Series Profiles A couple of our Coin Series Profiles have been updated to include the latest releases: The Royal Dutch Mint series Twelve Provinces Ducats has had the latest Friesland coin added. Numiscollect's fourteenth Biblical Stories coin, David and Goliath, has been added. We'll add new coins to Numiscollect's superb History of the Crusades series, and [...]

Down they stay. Perth and US Mints bullion sales continue an epic bad year with a terrible November

By | 2017-12-06T19:01:33+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

Down they stay. Perth and US Mints bullion sales continue an epic bad year with a terrible November We we're hoping for better news this month as the year draws to a close, but it seems that bullion coin sales at both the Perth and United States Mints, remain firmly on the floor. No bright spots or signs of hope this month as every metric is showing [...]

November, 2017

Site Updates: New and revised Coin Series Profiles

By | 2017-11-25T14:38:04+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Site Updates: New and revised Coin Series Profiles Updates continue apace and several of our Coin Series Profiles have been revised with new additions and revisions:The Warriors of History series has been brought fully up to date with the addition of the Huns.The companion series, Battles That Changed History recieved a guide and has been updated with the Battle of Hastings coin.The Perth Mints commissioned companion set to their hit gods series [...]

Year of the Dog update: the Superguide gets bigger and bigger

By | 2017-11-12T17:04:34+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Year of the Dog update: the Superguide gets bigger and bigger Our comprehensive Superguide to the huge number of lunar coins released for the 2018 Year of the Dog continues on. Lots more updates including some impressive (and expensive) Canadian issues, along with more of the numerous coins that emanate from the Perth Mint. One for the kids from the Mint of Poland as well. [...]