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March, 2019

New bullion: Iconic Australian ‘Mob of Roos’ coin back in limited Singapore privy mark silver form

By |2019-03-26T13:19:04+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

New bullion: Iconic Australian 'Mob of Roos' coin back in limited Singapore privy mark silver form The national personification of Singapore, the Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The fish body represents Singapore’s fishing village origin, with the lion head represents Singapore’s original name—Singapura—meaning “lion city”. It isn't a particularly old symbol, having been designed in the [...]

New Bullion: Cook Islands issues Sea Star silver bullion coin into an increasingly packed market

By |2019-03-26T12:36:41+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Heimerle + Meule|

New Bullion: Cook Islands issues Sea Star silver bullion coin into an increasingly packed market German metal refiner and bullion producer, Heimerle + Muele has added to the limited run 1oz silver bullion coin arena with another new nature-themed piece called Silver Star. Not based on a Sheriff's badge, as we suspect many US readers will guess, it's actually a sea-star, more commonly known in many [...]

Giant 2,300oz gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins

By |2019-03-21T20:57:52+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Giant 2,300 ounce gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins Another new limited-run bullion coin from the Perth Mint and not an animal design this time. Some 150 years ago, a stunning gold nugget of around 72 kilos in weight, and containing almost 2,300 ounces of gold, was discovered in Victoria outside the town of Mollagul. The largest known alluvial gold [...]

AllCollect join the limited mintage silver bullion coin field with the multi-finish Predators ‘Canis Lupus’

By |2019-03-13T20:28:58+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Allcollect, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

AllCollect join the limited mintage silver bullion coin field with the multi-finish Predators 'Canis Lupus' Throwing their hat in the ring with a new limited mintage bullion coin, German commemorative coin producer, AllCollect, are trying something different from their usual mid-high end output with this new issue. Known for some quite esoteric and unusual designs, AllCollect have forged a good reputation amongst collectors, being one of the [...]

Canada captures the moment a Hadrosaur takes a first look at its new Cretaceous habitat

By |2019-03-06T20:05:41+00:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada captures the moment a Hadrosaur takes a first look at its new Cretaceous habitat Obviously, with our well known love of palaeontology, there was no way we were missing this coin and as we've been a little slack on reporting Canadian coins of late, here it is - Dinosaurs. The Royal Canadian Mint has quite a decent history of releasing coins themed around prehistoric life, having [...]

February, 2019

Cameroon and the Scottsdale Mint launch the Cheetah silver bullion coin

By |2019-02-28T13:52:00+00:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Cameroon and the Scottsdale Mint launch the Cheetah silver bullion coin After a packed release schedule in 2018, it's clear already that Scottsdale Mint has little intention of slowing down anytime soon, and that we can look forward to another year of interesting new bullion coins as 2019 progresses. Today sees a new addition to the stable and it's one of the mints African nations [...]

Australia takes a poignant look at nocturnal species with a nickel and gold plated coin series

By |2019-02-13T23:55:58+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Gilded, Nature, Royal Canadian Mint|

Australia takes a poignant look at vanished species with a nickel and gold plated coin series Australia's quirky wildlife is no stranger to modern coins. On the contrary, the Perth Mint has done its best to make sure we know all about it, but the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) has always been a close second. The latter is now adding to its catalogue with a trio of [...]

Niue Island issues Starfish, the first in it’s ultra high relief World of Fossils series of silver coins

By |2019-02-12T20:01:23+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Niue Island issues Starfish, the first in it's ultra high relief World of Fossils series of silver coins We're biased here when it comes to coins about prehistoric life. The first issue we ever covered at AgAuNEWS back in June 2013 was the Austrian Mints new Prehistoric Life: Back from the Dead, and we eagerly jump on new ones when they appear. Fortunately, the Mint of Poland [...]

South African Mint expands bullion choice with a very limited Big Five ‘Elephant’ silver issue

By |2019-02-10T22:28:23+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

South African Mint expands bullion choice with a very limited Big Five 'Elephant' silver issue After the big news in 2017 of the first ever issue of a silver Krugerrand, we wondered if its success would lead to more choice from this South African mint. The relatively recent release of a superb dinosaur-themed bullion coin called Archosauria suggested the South African Mint had enhanced plans for the [...]

Royal Australian Mint’s domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun

By |2019-02-06T15:10:38+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint's domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun The last in the Royal Australian Mints latest domed astronomy coin series is now with us. Titled The Earth & Beyond it's a three coin series showing of the Earth, the Moon, and now, the Sun. Collectors of the hit Southern Sky series and its follow ons will no doubt love this [...]

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