Nature

November, 2017

MCI continues in journey through the fossil record with an actual Mesozoic Sea Urchin on a silver coin

By | 2017-11-24T16:52:49+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

MCI continues in journey through the fossil record with an actual Mesozoic Sea Urchin on a silver coin One of a growing number of coin series featuring the hugely popular and highly fascinating world of prehistoric life, MCI-Mints World of Evolution distinguishes itself with a novel approach. Rather than depicting an ancient creature, it uses the coin to depict a background habitat and then mounts an actual [...]

The 2018 Rwandan African Ounce adds the Giraffe for its tenth annual silver bullion coin release

By | 2017-11-23T00:35:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Rwanda|

The 2018 Rwandan African Ounce adds the Giraffe for its tenth annual silver bullion coin release The popular Rwandan African Ounce silver bullion coin is now ten years old as the 2018 coin design is revealed. Launching in 2008 with a gorilla design, the series began with some very low numbers and has picked up steam over the few years since. A little later than usual, the [...]

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art

By | 2017-11-25T07:01:59+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland celebrates Audubons Birds with a silver coin series showcasing his beloved art One of the most impressive and well-loved feats in natural history literature, John James Audobon's epic Birds of America book is also one of the most sought after works in history. Even at the time of publication it was much admired. King George IV of Britain and the French monarchy were subscribers [...]

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set

By | 2017-11-20T23:51:20+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, Gold, Nature, Coin Invest Trust, Tanzania|

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set When is a coin not a coin? It’s a question we often see opinions on as minting technology has allowed ever more ambitious designs to appear for sale. There are the hardcore collectors who believe that a coin should be round and cleanly struck. In our opinion that’s too narrow a [...]

Perth Mint 2017 bullion coin designs go out in style with a three-coin high-relief set

By | 2017-11-06T20:37:19+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint 2017 bullion coin designs go out in style with a three-coin high-relief set With the new 2018 designs now out and about, the last of the premium versions of the Perth Mints iconic bullion coin programme for 2017 are being launched. This set is one of our favourites and includes one-ounce high-relief variants of the Koala, Kookaburra and Kangaroo coins. Each dished coin represents one [...]

October, 2017

China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold

By | 2017-10-25T17:42:54+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Bank of China, Silver, China|

China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold One of the most eagerly awaited annual bullion coin designs has been revealed - the 2018 Chinese Panda. Now in its fourth decade of production after a debut back in 1982, this hugely popular coin is available in a wide range of sizes in both proof and bullion finishes. All carry the [...]

Awesome beauty of Supermassive Black Holes are featured on Melbourne Mints latest silver coin

By | 2017-10-23T15:47:36+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Melbourne Mint, Niue Island|

Awesome beauty of Supermassive Black Holes are featured on Melbourne Mints latest silver coin One of the most popular themes in modern numismatics, astronomy has given us some terrific coin designs over the last few years from such luminaries as the Mint of Poland, the Royal Canadian Mint and Coin Invest Trust. Joining this elite group is Melbourne Mint with its latest commemorative coin issue, following their [...]

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 [...]