Nature

February, 2018

John Mercanti Wedge-tailed Eagle bullion coin is back with a family view for 2018

By | 2018-02-23T15:27:41+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti Wedge-tailed Eagle bullion coin is back with a family view for 2018 One of the hits of 2014, the Perth Mints Wedge-tailed Eagle silver bullion coin surprised us all with news that it was to be designed by none other than John Mercanti, the former Chief Engraver at the United States Mint. The first time that Mercanti had worked on a non-US issued design, it [...]

The New Zealand Honey bee coin gets a sequel featuring the incredible Manuka Honey

By | 2018-02-20T22:27:13+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

The New Zealand Honey bee coin gets a sequel featuring the incredible Manuka Honey The buzz is back with the New Zealand Post finally releasing a sequel to the pretty cool hexagonal Honey Bee coin from 2016. A popular coin that sold out its 1,500 mintage very quickly, we were surprised there was no 2017 coin, but it's back regardless. More of a visual variation on the first [...]

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin – The Australian Emu

By | 2018-02-19T13:25:52+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin - The Australian Emu Purveyors of the most eagerly awaited ranges of bullion coins on the market today, the Perth Mints multiple ranges of lunars and Australian wildlife themed coins are collector favourites. In recent years the mint has expanded choice away from the annual Kookaburra and Koala issues to encompass a kangaroo, crocodiles and others, culminating [...]

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect

By | 2018-02-08T15:30:27+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia, Palau|

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect With SmartMinting continuing to impressive with ultra high-relief strikes maintaining tons of detail, it's easy to forget that it can be employed in other ways as well. There seems to be a slowly increasing interest in coins that eschew the standard flat format, whether it be round or another geometric shape, in favour of one [...]

Bitemarks is back with the best crocodilian we’ve yet seen on a commemorative coin

By | 2018-02-06T13:29:16+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Bitemarks is back with the best crocodilian we've yet seen on a commemorative coin The second of Numiscollects' innovative Bitemarks silver coins has now debuted and to put it simply, we think it's the best representation of a member of the crocodilain order we've yet seen on a coin. There have been many alligator and crocodile coins released over the last few years, but the shape of [...]

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass

By | 2018-02-04T13:31:04+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Nature, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass Not the most prolific of mints, the Swiss Mint does still retain the knack of releasing some fine coins (and yodelling coins...). Their latest is a beautiful 20g silver coin depicting the Klausen Pass. The first in a new series called Swiss Alpine Passes, if the rest of the coins [...]

January, 2018

Titanium. Multiple coins from Pobjoy and MCI indicate popularity for the tough and light metal rising

By | 2018-01-27T01:36:43+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Nature, People, Titanium, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint, Pobjoy Mint|

Titanium. Multiple coins from Pobjoy and MCI indicate popularity for the tough and light metal rising As tough as high grade steel but a fraction of the weight, titanium is a metal with a simply phenomenal range of industrial uses that has only grown wider as production technology has made it cheaper to extract. Its use in numismatics is less widespread and for the same reasons that [...]

Ancient Canada fossil coin series back for 2018 with a new pair of antique silver designs

By | 2018-01-12T07:41:53+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Ancient Canada fossil coin series back for 2018 with a new pair of antique silver designs Perennial AgAuNEWS favourite, the prehistoric creature coin, is back from one of the best producers in the genre; the Royal Canadian Mint. Last year the RCM launched a two-coin series of one-ounce silver coins called Ancient Canada that featured representations of fossils in the Royal Tyrell Museum, located in Alberta. That [...]

New bullion coins for 2018 in gold, silver and platinum expand collector choices further

By | 2018-01-05T15:17:12+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Movies & TV, Gold, Nature, Platinum, Silver, Canada, Chad, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Scottsdale Mint|

New bullion coins for 2018 in gold, silver and platinum expand collector choices further While bullion coin numbers have dropped through 2017, the sheer number of different options shows little sign of slowing down. There's been a few new releases lately, so we thought we'd compile them together. Platinum is making a welcome appearance on a new coin and there's gold and silver to choose from as [...]

December, 2017

MCI releases its first cutout coin with a gilded King Penguin design for Ghana

By | 2017-12-22T00:44:15+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Ghana, MCI Mint|

MCI releases its first cutout coin with a gilded King Penguin design for Ghana In 2013, Coin Invest Trust issued a stunning Mongolian coin called the Crying Wolf. The first of a five-coin series called Mongolian Nature that finished this year, it was a half-ounce gilded silver coin that had been precisely cutout to form a silhouette of the animal. Quite a bit more complex to achieve [...]