Nature

November, 2018

Sixth in the Mint of Poland’s excellent meteorite series features the ancient Upheaval Dome impact site

By |2018-11-08T09:20:40+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Sixth in the Mint of Poland's excellent meteorite series features the ancient Upheaval Dome impact site Some of our favourite coins of the last few years have been those featuring meteorites. Always an interesting subject anyway, the combination of geological design and meteorite fragment has certainly gained its fanbase. Several producers have dabbled in the market, but the two big guns are CIT Coin Invest, who have been [...]

Canada launches a neat new Polar Bear silver coin with an unusual edge finish

By |2018-11-07T14:47:39+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada launches a neat new Polar Bear silver coin with an unusual edge finish We used to cover every coin every month that emanated from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), but the sheer numbers and similar designs led to us scaling back a little. The RCM does have a penchant for experimentation, some of which miss the mark, but with plenty that hit the target bang on. [...]

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version

By |2018-11-05T23:20:53+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version 2018 WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE UHR A coin that blew us away when it debuted back in 2014, the John Mercanti designed Wedge-Tailed Eagle was a wholly unexpected addition to the Perth Mints line-up of nature-themed bullion coins, but a welcome one. Now on its third design, the mother and chick image on [...]

Montserrat and Grenada released in the EC8 Caribbean bullion coin series from Scottsdale

By |2018-11-02T14:36:26+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Grenada, Montserrat, Scottsdale Mint|

Montserrat and Grenada released in the EC8 Caribbean bullion coin series from Scottsdale Now passing the half-way stage of an eight-coin 2018 program, Scottsdale Mint have doubled on the usual solo release by launching the Grenada and Montserrat coins in one hit. Previous issues that have been for other countries in the East Caribbean Central Bank zone include Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, and Dominica. Still [...]

The beautiful and distinctive South American Toucan appears in style on the European Mints latest coin

By |2018-11-01T09:58:49+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, European Mint, Niue Island|

The beautiful and distinctive South American Toucan appears in style on the European Mints latest coin Bright, colourful, loud and in Brazil. No, it's not the Mardi Gras, it's the Toucan. One of the most amazing looking of all birds, the Toucan doesn't actually have a big presence in modern numismatics - quite strange given the proliferation of colour that has entered the market over the last [...]

October, 2018

Panda bullion coin range debuts for 2019 with a range of proof coins in tow

By |2018-10-31T10:32:13+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Bank of China, Silver, China|

China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold It's that time of the year again - the popular Chinese Panda coin has debuted in proof and bullion coin form. In production since 1982, the range has become a staple of the bullion coin market in particular, although rising mintages has seen premiums fall from previously lofty highs. As before, each [...]

Scottsdale releases, then sells out of, its new Ghanaian Leopard silver bullion coin in a day

By |2018-10-26T06:08:22+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Ghana, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale releases, then sells out of, its new Ghanaian Leopard silver bullion coin in a day We're on a bit of a Scottsdale Mint bullion run at the moment, with the Royal Arms of England, Terracotta Army, and now the second Ghanaian Leopard putting in an appearance. Launched last June, the first leopard coin was a decent design with good anatomy and an aggressive pose. [...]

The Peacock is back, this time in crystal-adorned form from the Mint of Poland

By |2018-10-23T00:42:15+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Peacock is back, this time in crystal-adorned form from the Mint of Poland As one of the most beautiful creatures in the animal kingdom, the peacock was obviously going to attract some attention in the burgeoning wildlife coin market. One of the finest depictions came back in 2015 when CIT Coin Invest surprised collectors with the debut of a new series called Magnificent Life. [...]

Cayman Islands Marlin gold and silver bullion coins are joined by coloured proof versions

By |2018-10-19T18:06:53+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cayman Islands, Scottsdale Mint|

Cayman Islands Marlin gold and silver bullion coins are joined by coloured proof versions 2018 CAYMAN ISLANDS MARLIN The Cayman Islands bullion coin seems to be quite popular and is now on its second year of release. There haven't been any changes to the design to date. A pretty cool, very dynamic design has this amazing fish bursting out of the water, surrounded by a border. While [...]

Nicaragua and its impressive wildlife continue on the NZ Mints silver coin series with the Ocelot

By |2018-10-16T01:08:42+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Nicaragua|

Nicaragua and its impressive wildlife continue on the NZ Mints silver coin series with the Ocelot The only commemorative coin series issued for Nicaragua in 2018 that we know of, Wildlife of Nicaragua is one of the NZ Mint's numerous coloured 1 oz proof silver coin ranges. The Jaguar and the Sloth have already been featured and there are plans for at least one more coin after this [...]

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