The first female Doctor Who gets her own first female Doctor Who silver coin Long running is a bit of an understatement when it comes to Doctor Who. It's rare enough for a television program to last for fifty years, but a science fiction series is lucky to last five, so Doctor Who has certainly bucked the odds on that score. The fact that it's [...]
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Doctor Who is back on coins with the launch of a swansong for Peter Capaldi's twelfth doctor When the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who came around back in 2013, the New Zealand Mint was on point to issue a range of silver and gold commemorative coins to mark the milestone event. Hugely successful, the range debuted with a TARDIS coin in some innovative packaging, before moving on to a [...]
A spliff a day keeps the doctor away! Or was that an apple? Who cares, the wacky baccy numismaty returns.
A spliff a day keeps the doctor away! Or was that an apple? Who cares, the wacky baccy numismaty returns. Numicollect's new selection is now upon us and it includes a pair of old friends. Issued in 2016 as part of their long running Famous Plants range, and the last that we know of, it featured a concave high-relief strike of a Cannabis Sativa leaf. The sativa has become more than [...]
After Captain America, Marvel's Doctor Strange gets a domed silver coin of its own. Superhero films continue unabated and it's no surprise that the numismatic worlds celebration of the new 'in' movie genre has also kept pace. With everything from DC favourites like Batman and Superman, to Marvel giants like the Avengers, Spiderman and Captain America, coin collectors, or at least movie fans, clearly like these [...]
Chibi is back like clockwork with the first pair of May issues now available to pre-order, The first is of little surprise, Gandalf the Grey the latest in the Lord of the Rings sub-set. This is the third of Tolkiens characters to get the monster-bonce treatment, and you can see the franchise gradually taking priority over Harry Potter, which is rapidly running out of subjects and itself handing over to Fantastic Beasts.Of greater [...]
The NZ Mint's Chibi tsunami continues apace with a new addition to the Harry Potter series, the seventh, and a whole new franchise to mine - Lord of the Rings. The big baddie of the Pottervers, Lord Voldemort, is the subject this time, as the mint rapidly works its way through the character lineup. We do note that only on the Potter coins is there a 'I' after the name of the [...]
Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie ‘Alien’ is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebration
Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie 'Alien' is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebrationn After the issue of a movie poster coin and the removal of a cool-looking large poster foil from the schedule, we didn't expect to see any more Alien coins to put in an appearance. Fortunately, we were wrong and not only has the Perth Mint launched a new addition to [...]
Groundbreaking sci-fi horror movie, Alien, is 40 years old and Tuvalu has a poster coin to celebrate
Groundbreaking sci-fi horror movie, Alien, is 40 years old and Tuvalu has a poster coin to celebrate In space, no one can hear you scream. With that tagline, Alien burst onto movie screens in 1979 and forever changed science-fiction horror. Previously full of rubber-suited actors shuffling around what directors thought a spaceship would look like, or on a planet that looked suspiciously like a quarry in England, [...]
The New Zealand Mint issues its first silver coin for the Central American state of Nicaragua Releasing coins almost exclusively for Niue Island, the New Zealand Mint has increased its output of precious metal commemoratives quite a bit over the last few years. This has primarily taken the form of one of the mints several popular culture franchises, such as Disney, Star Wars or Doctor Who. They've [...]
With Star Wars very much in the ascendant at the moment, it remains the New Zealand Mints biggest licence. An old hand at licenced coin properties, the NZM has released entertainment tie-ins for years, like Doctor Who, Disney and Thunderbirds. With the big competitor Star Trek, being snapped up by the Perth and Royal Canadian Mints, it's a good time to be a sci-fi coin collector. The simultaneous release of the [...]
The New Zealand Mints biggest licence at the moment is undoubtedly Star Wars. More than any other mint, the NZM has released entertainment tie-ins for years, like Doctor Who, Disney and Thunderbirds, only the Perth Mint with Star Trek, and the Royal Canadian Mint with Superman and Looney Tunes are any competition. Star Wars, although it debuted in cinemas back in 1977, is back big time with the latest movie, The [...]
The New Zealand Mint, have pulled out all the stops with possibly the biggest license of them all, Star Wars. Having released entertainment tie-ins for years, like Doctor Who, Disney and Thunderbirds the mint has made this type of coin its speciality with the only real competition being the Perth and Royal Canadian Mints. Star Wars debuted in cinemas back in 1977, but with a new movie just a few weeks [...]
With the Perth Mint powering on through its new Star Trek license, it seemed for a while that nobody would get a bigger one, but the old masters at this typer of coin, the New Zealand Mint, have pulled out all the stops with possibly the biggest license of them all, Star Wars. The NZ Mint have been doing movie/television tie-ins for years with some pretty good results
The New Zealand Mint has launched its new website and it's a huge improvement on the clunky one of old. It's now much easier to navigate and buy, especially since they've also moved to accept PayPal. That's all well and good, but new websites are popping up everywhere at the moment and while usually something to appreciate, not anything to get excited about. New coins are... Probably the most prolific issuers of licensed coins, [...]
It's all go for television coins with the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who having just passed in 2013, and Star Treks 50th to come in 2016 with the first coins due any day. In between those two comes the 50th anniversary of a show that for me at least, easily stands alongside those two greats; Thunderbirds. The greatest of Gerry Anderson's puppet-based creations, Thunderbirds chronicles the adventures of International Rescue, a mysterious rescue [...]
It's been a long time coming, but finally one of the world's greatest TV/movie franchises has entered the modern numismatic world. The Perth Mint have snapped up the licence to Star Trek and the first two coins have their world début today. A licence doesn't get any richer than this, so we'd expect to see a plethora of new releases over the next couple of years mining the depth of characters, places, objects [...]
Our early April round-up of the latest film/TV coins is here. Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, and Star Trek
Our early April round-up of the latest film/TV coins is here. Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, and Star Trek Time for another of our attempts to stay on top of the ongoing tsunami of TV and film themed coin releases, and also to catch up with the prolific New Zealand Mint, who almost exclusively stick to this genre now. A tiring job, along with the companion bullion round-ups we do, but the [...]
It's March, and time for one of our Film and Television themed coin round-ups We had a few weeks away from our film and television coin round-ups, but that doesn't mean they didn't just keep coming! The genre remains a hugely popular one, and it shows no signs of easing off anytime soon. To be fair, it has its fair share of excellent releases, and it is a healthy source of [...]
YouTube highlight: Numiscollect release a bevy of new coin videos, including Viking Afterlife, & the Wacky Baccy Numismaty!
A nice selection of new coin videos from Numiscollect, showcasing their latest releases, is now available. Nicely done, there are some super coins in this bunch, including the first in their new Afterlife series, and the latest in their spliffing Cannabis Sativa range. YouTube highlight: Numiscollect release a bevy of new videos, including Viking Afterlife, & the Wacky Baccy Numismaty! AgAuNEWS ARTICLE AgAuNEWS ARTICLE [...]
Sega classic ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ joins the growing selection of videogame inspired silver bullion coins
Sega classic 'Sonic the Hedgehog' joins the growing selection of videogame inspired silver bullion coins Now here's something that takes me back! I remember struggling to get an import Sega Megadrive when the importers first starting getting them in and was lucky enough to snag one. A wonderful piece of hardware with some fantastic games, much different to the over-complex and heavily monetised market we have now, it, and the [...]