News Nuggets

April, 2017

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 [...]

The Fourth fish silver bullion coin from Tokelau debuts bearing the predatory Barracuda

By | 2017-03-20T11:43:07+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Treasures of Oz, Tokelau|

The Fourth fish silver bullion coin from Tokelau debuts bearing the predatory Barracuda The next in Tokelau's fish series of silver bullion coins is out now and is the fourth in what is meant to be a twelve-coin series. Launching in 2014 with the Kakahi Yellowfin Tuna, following years saw the Mokoha Great White Shark and the Hakula Sailfish as subjects. For 2017 it's the Kapoa [...]

The Austrian Mint celebrates Easter with a Spring Lamb themed silver coin launch

By | 2017-03-17T01:37:49+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

The Austrian Mint celebrates Easter with a Spring Lamb themed silver coin launch The latest of the Austrian Mints small, cheap silver coins is now available and the subject this time is the Spring Lamb. Struck to a special-uncirculated finish, these quarter ounce sterling silver coins are nine-sided and have a large mintage of 50,000.  The design is nice and clean, a real lamb and [...]

Kings of the Continents from Niue Island gets a sixth release and an AgAuNEWS Coin Series Profile

By | 2017-03-16T01:30:51+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Kings of the Continents from Niue Island gets a sixth release and an AgAuNEWS Coin Series Profile Now on its sixth release, the New Zealand Mints latest Kings of the Continents coin has launched and carries on looking at the major apex predators on each of the world's continents. Quite a rapidly released series, the first coin debuted little more than a year ago. Each has a [...]

February bullion coin sales charts updated for the Perth Mint and the US Mint. Huge drops.

By | 2017-03-12T08:43:01+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Marketwatch|

February bullion coin sales charts updated for the Perth Mint and the US Mint. Huge drops It's that time of the month again when the figures for the sales volume of precious metal coin sales are released and it's showing huge drops from January, even in a month traditionally known for them. We have the usual numbers for the United States Mint, which is exceptionally good and [...]