Movies & TV

May, 2019

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu’s proof coin series

By |2019-05-07T00:55:29+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, News Nuggets, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu's proof coin series The Simpsons, America's longest-running sitcom, and scripted primetime TV series, is represented again on the Perth Mint's fifth coin to feature Matt Groening's ultra-popular creation. Now 30 seasons old and with at least 2 more on the way, this animated juggernaut will surpass 700 episodes. Although its best seasons are behind it, the show [...]

Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie ‘Alien’ is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebration

By |2019-04-30T10:05:38+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie 'Alien' is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebrationn After the issue of a movie poster coin and the removal of a cool-looking large poster foil from the schedule, we didn't expect to see any more Alien coins to put in an appearance. Fortunately, we were wrong and not only has the Perth Mint launched a new addition to [...]

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a dime!” Gone With the Wind is 80 and Perth celebrates

By |2019-05-06T20:04:54+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a dime!" Gone With the Wind is 80 and Perth celebrates When adjusted for inflation, Gone With the Wind is still the most successful film in box-office history. Released in 1939, it went on to win ten Academy Awards  from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director (Victor Fleming), Best Actress (Vivian Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, [...]

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine

By |2019-05-02T13:32:58+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine Silver foils continue to prove resilient to the swings and roundabouts of the coin world, although with most themed around some truly massive popular culture licences, it's fair to say they have a helping hand in other areas. Huge surface areas for a given weight - over thirty times with ease [...]

April, 2019

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil

By |2019-04-30T14:32:51+01:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint|

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil The New Zealand Mint's Premium Silver Foil range has churned up some interesting designs since they debuted last year, all of them part of their popular culture ranges. The focus has been on tweaked reproductions of either movie posters (Star Wars, Star Trek mainly), or classic comic book covers [...]

Was the Yellow Brick Road gold? The Perth Mint’s new celebratory coin is silver and out now.

By |2019-04-02T00:03:09+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Was the Yellow Brick Road gold? The Perth Mint's new celebratory coin is silver and out now. Nominated for six Academy Awards, of which it took home two Oscars, The Wizard of Oz was a critically acclaimed 1939 American musical fantasy film based on L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale alongside Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert [...]

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+01:00March 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+01:00March 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+01:00February 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+01:00February 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 [...]

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