Movies & TV

March, 2019

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon

By |2019-03-21T19:22:59+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars in back in ultra high relief coin form for 2019 with the ultra-iconic Millennium Falcon One of the most recognisable ships in the whole of science fiction, the Millennium Falcon isn't even an ultra-powerful warship or a deep space explorer - it's just a battered old freighter used by a smuggler, yet has gone on to garner an iconic status likely equalled only by the [...]

Fancy a Duff? Homer does and raises one on Tuvalu’s new Simpsons silver coin

By |2019-03-04T21:23:06+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Fancy a Duff? Homer does and raises one on Tuvalu's new Simpsons silver coin Cult animated show, The Simpsons, appeared last month on three silver coins from the Perth Mint and today sees the addition of a fourth. Returning to the mints one ounce coloured coin format, this issue depicts the star of the show and dysfunctional dad, Homer Simpson. Standing outside Moe's Tavern with a pint [...]

February, 2019

The New Zealand mints first silver miniature of the year is fan favourite Wonder Woman

By |2019-02-18T10:14:35+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand mints first silver miniature of the year is fan favourite Wonder Woman With comic book heroes blasting their way to record box-office receipts, it's fair to say the huge increase in modern commemorative and bullion coins tapping into the genre is heavily linked to that success. The NZ Mint has recently added DC Comics to its range of licenced properties and as you would [...]

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil.

By |2019-02-18T09:29:07+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil Just last month the New Zealand Mint debuted the latest in an ever growing portfolio of silver foil series when it released The Joker. First of the Batman Villains range to appear, we've only had to wait a month for the second. There are plenty of villains to [...]

LPM and the Perth Mints Marvel-themed silver bullion coin series is back with Captain America

By |2019-02-06T07:46:08+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

LPM and the Perth Mints Marvel-themed silver bullion coin series is back with Captain America 2019 MARVEL SERIES: CAPTAIN AMERICA LPM's Perth Mint struck silver bullion coin series is back for a sixth issue as it works it way through Marvels giant pantheon of characters. After Spiderman, Thor, Black Panther, Iron Man, and Deadpool, the series is back with old goody two-shoes himself, Captain America. [...]

Kermit the Frog celebrates the release of his new proof silver coin from Niue

By |2019-02-04T13:12:21+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Niue Island|

Kermit the Frog celebrates the release of his new proof silver coin from Niue The latest Disney-themed coin from the New Zealand Mint actually opens your eyes a little more to just how pervasive the Disney empire is these days. Almost half a century old when Disney purchased the characters in 2004, The Muppets join Marvel, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and many more in the ever-expanding Disney [...]

Doh! Homer and his dysfunctional family join the Perth Mint with a new silver coin range

By |2019-02-03T20:19:02+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Doh! Homer and his dysfunctional family join the Perth Mint with a new silver coin range It was 30 seasons ago, way back in 1989, that The Simpsons made the transition from small segments on the Tracey Ullman Show, to a full-blown animated series of their own. It was a hit. The misadventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, along with an eclectic cast of supporting [...]

January, 2019

There’s pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil

By |2019-01-26T17:40:00+00:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

There's pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil We're not often surprised at new releases as most are variations on a theme, but eyebrows were definitely raised when this silver foil first put in an appearance. The New Zealand Mint have been putting out Star Trek foils at a fair pace, having already issued Original Series and Next Generation [...]

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue

By |2019-01-18T14:21:43+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Clown Prince of Crime appears on his own dedicated silver foil from Niue 2018 was a busy year for the New Zealand Mint as they continued to popularise the silver foil with a whole swathe of variously sized designs. They've obviously had some success with the relatively new type of coin as we've already seen some new designs for 2019. We can now add Batman Villains [...]

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver

By |2019-01-07T22:56:00+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue kickstarts its 2019 Disney offerings with the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty in proof silver The biggest licence in coins is the New Zealand Mint's Disney franchise, for which the mint has been pumping out coins at a fair old pace recently. We've covered most of them, (we'll be cutting back a little in 2019 to increase variety), but there's no missing Sleeping Beauty's [...]

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