Nature

October, 2017

New Zealand issues a Sperm Whale proof silver coin with blue enamel highlighting

By | 2017-10-19T19:41:09+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

New Zealand issues a Sperm Whale proof silver coin with blue enamel highlighting The New Zealand Post has issued its latest $1 proof silver coin and chosen one of the largest animals on the face of the earth as its subject. Relatively common in the waters around New Zealand, this huge whale can sometimes exceed 20 metres in length and weigh a colossal 50,000 kilograms. Able to [...]

Kazakhstan issues the Well-being Turtle silver coin with a tantalum metal insert

By | 2017-10-16T12:08:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Kazakhstan Mint, Kazakhstan|

Kazakhstan issues the Well-being Turtle silver coin with a tantalum metal insert One of the most popular modern coin series around, the Austrian Mints Niobium series has won much acclaim over the years for its design and innovative use of the metal, Niobium. Since used in issues from Canada and Luxembourg, the technique is still quite rare in numismatic circles. Interestingly, Niobium isn't alone in its properties. Another [...]

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant

By | 2017-10-17T10:05:21+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant With proof versions of the Kiwi series having been released since way back in 1990, it's fair to say that it's picked up a few fans along the way. It's that time of the year when the new annual designs are revealed and made available for sale and there's no change [...]

Royal Canadian Mint adds to its cutout nature coin series with the Whooping crane

By | 2017-10-05T23:54:47+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Royal Canadian Mint adds to its cutout nature coin series with the Whooping crane The second of a series of coins looking at Canadian wildlife, something the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) does regularly, this particular range employs a couple of techniques to lift them away from the usual output of this prolific coin producer. While sticking with a cleanly-struck style and thus eschewing any form of colouring, [...]

Seasons Change into summer for the iconic kangaroo on the third of the silver coin series

By | 2017-10-05T23:21:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Seasons Change into summer for the iconic kangaroo on the third of the silver coin series A regular appearance on the numismatic calendar for over two decades, the Royal Australian Mint’s (RAM) Kangaroo Series is a popular premium silver coin series. While fellow Australian coin producer the Perth Mint uses the kangaroo extensively in its varied bullion programmes, the RAM keeps this iconic Antipodean creature for better [...]

September, 2017

Art Mint launches the second of its Four Seasons coins with a tribute to summers nature

By | 2017-09-29T00:27:05+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Art Mint, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Niue Island|

Art Mint launches the second of its Four Seasons coins with a tribute to summers nature After the debut of the first in their new 'Four Seasons' series of coins back in June, Art Mint has launched the second of the four. Designed by artist Miroslav Hric, a regular collaborator with Art Mint, each glorifies the nature of one of the four seasons. A fine idea and [...]

Third South African reptile, the Puff Adder, joins the Crocodile and Chameleon in gold tenth-ounce coin series

By | 2017-09-26T15:09:42+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, South African Mint, South Africa|

Third South African reptile, the Puff Adder, joins the Crocodile and Chameleon in gold tenth-ounce coin series In all likelihood the most common and widely found snake in Africa, the Puff Adder (Bitis Arientans) is responsible for more snakebite deaths than any other African snake. A mixture of copious amounts of a very potent cytotoxic venom and a bad attitude have given the Puff Adder a reputation [...]

Legendary Saint Bernard rescue dog Barry is celebrated on the Swiss Mints latest gold coin issue

By | 2017-09-22T21:19:47+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Legendary Saint Bernard rescue dog Barry is celebrated on the Swiss Mints latest gold coin issue The Swiss Mint release a solitary gold coin every year and 2017 sees an issue celebrating one of the most famous breeds of dog in the world - the Saint Bernard. These big and beautiful animals have entered popular culture for their bravery in the Swiss Alps and elsewhere as rescue [...]

Early peek at the 2017 Wildlife Family silver coin reveals an ultra high relief Wolf design

By | 2017-09-19T14:16:07+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Early peek at the 2017 Wildlife Family silver coin reveals an ultra high relief Wolf design One of the Mint of Polands numerous wildlife series, the Pela-Coins commissioned Wildlife Family has always been a little different from the mints many coloured 17.5 gram coin ranges. Eschewing the usual proof finish, this is a line closer in concept to CIT's award-winning Wildlife Protection coins. Struck to a high-relief and [...]

Scottsdale Mint expands the 2017 Congo Silverback Gorilla range with a kilo coin and a coloured ounce

By | 2017-09-15T15:53:41+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Congo, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint expands the 2017 Congo Silverback Gorilla range with a kilo coin and a coloured ounce For all of the various bullion coins issued by Scottsdale Mint over the last couple of years (Marlins, Leopards, Scorpions and Japanese art), the main core of their efforts has been the Silverback Gorilla range issued for the African state, the Republic of Congo. The third annual coin was launched back [...]