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April, 2022

Our early April round-up of the latest film/TV coins is here. Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, and Star Trek

By |2022-04-05T22:09:29+01:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Bullion, Film/TV roundup, Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Crown Mint, NZ Mint|

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 [...]

November, 2021

Movie & TV coin roundup for late November and there’s bullion, and Captain Kirk launches Star Trek into the Chibiverse

By |2022-04-01T14:49:20+01:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Film/TV roundup, Coloured, Silver, New Zealand, Niue Island, NZ Mint, NZ Post|

Movie & TV coin roundup for late November and there's bullion, and Captain Kirk launches Star Trek into the Chibiverse Round-up number six has come round sooner than we expected, or wanted, to be honest, but there's no escaping the fact the genre is on a roll at the moment. At least we have some neat bullion coins for a change, but the rest are additions to ongoing series, so an [...]

December, 2019

Star Trek coins boldly go for a neat change, with the Perth Mint’s new Holey Dollar and Delta

By |2019-12-03T19:29:40+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Star Trek coins boldly go for a neat change, with the Perth Mint's new Holey Dollar and Delta After an initial period when the Perth Mint was the only coin producer issuing Star Trek themed product, it wasn't long before the convoluted world of licenced franchising added the Royal Canadian Mint to the mix, followed last year by the New Zealand Mint (of course!), although that latter company has [...]

September, 2019

STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION (2019) by New Zealand Mint

By |2021-10-30T21:01:24+01:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: , |

2019 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION by New Zealand Mint Another of the New Zealand Mint's many silver foil series featuring their numerous licenced media franchises, Star Trek Next Generation has itself appeared previously on a pretty neat Juan Ortiz penned 'poster' set, but the set we're looking at here is a sequel to the Star Trek Original Series character foils released a last year.Each of the five-gram, 150 x 70 mm [...]

Riker and Worf join Picard in Niue’s Star Trek Next Generation character foil set

By |2019-09-26T16:42:38+01:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Riker and Worf join Picard in Niue's Star Trek Next Generation character foil set The second and third foils in the New Zealand Mints six-piece set of Star Trek: Next Generation character foils are now available. Following the debut of Captain Jean-Luc Picard just last month, Commander Riker and the Klingon Security Chief, Worf, are the subjects this time, with just Troi, Data and Geordi LaForge yet to come.At [...]

January, 2019

There’s pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil

By |2019-01-26T17:40:00+00:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

There's pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil We're not often surprised at new releases as most are variations on a theme, but eyebrows were definitely raised when this silver foil first put in an appearance. The New Zealand Mint have been putting out Star Trek foils at a fair pace, having already issued Original Series and Next Generation [...]

STAR TREK MOVIE POSTER PREMIUM FOILS (2018) by the New Zealand Mint

By |2021-10-30T21:29:36+01:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: , , |

2018 STAR TREK MOVIE POSTER PREMIUM FOILS by the New Zealand Mint Quickly following on from their Star Wars Posters range of premium foils, the surprising addition of Star Trek to the mix was a welcome addition. Tracking who owns what licence these days has become increasingly difficult. Trek used to be the sole preserve of the Perth Mint, but then coins began to be issued by the Royal Canadian [...]

November, 2018

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock is the latest sci-fi movie to get the premium foil treatment

By |2018-11-18T10:33:57+00:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock is the latest sci-fi movie to get the premium foil treatment You couldn't accuse the New Zealand Mint of dabbling with silver foils as they certainly seem to have committed to the fledgling format. Their Premium Silver Foil range in particular is one that is a long way from a traditional coin, but for the subjects the mint has in its portfolio [...]

September, 2018

Star Trek Next Generation foils coming thick and fast with two more in the seven issue series now out

By |2018-09-16T22:06:30+01:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Star Trek Next Generation foils coming thick and fast with two more in the seven issue series now out 2018 STAR TREK NEXT GEN FOIL SERIES In what has been a very rapid release schedule, the New Zealand Mint has issued the fifth and sixth foils in its Star Trek Next Generation series of seven. The first release, Encounter at Farpoint, only debuted in early August, so [...]

Juan Ortiz penned Star Trek Next Generation foil series sees releases 3 and 4

By |2018-09-06T22:00:41+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Juan Ortiz penned Star Trek Next Generation foil series sees releases 3 and 4 2018 STAR TREK NEXT GEN FOIL SERIES The New Zealand Mints seven piece set of silver foils continues with a double release of two of the finest episodes in the series seven season history. The first is one of the most popular episodes of all- Best of Both Worlds. Telling the story of Captain Picards transformation [...]

August, 2018

Star Trek Next Gen foil series showcases the first great episode, The Measure of a Man

By |2018-08-22T13:09:51+01:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Star Trek Next Gen foil series showcases the first great episode, The Measure of a Man The second of Niue's Star Trek: Next Generation silver foils is out today and continues with the use of the art of Star Trek fan favourite, Juan Ortiz. Heavily stylised, almost Warhol-like in places, Ortiz manages to distill an episode down to its core elements and present them in a bold [...]

The art of Juan Ortiz adorns Niue’s latest series of Star Trek silver foils for the Next Generation

By |2018-08-05T15:25:11+01:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The art of Juan Ortiz adorns Niue's latest series of Star Trek silver foils for the Next Generation Good or bad, depending on your love or hate of silver coin notes/foils, the choice of subjects on this new format has increased exponentially as we work our through 2018. The foremost champion of this market has been the New Zealand Mint. With this mints heavy involvement in the [...]

July, 2018

The iconic vessels of Star Treks Original Series warp onto Tuvalu’s latest silver coin

By |2018-07-03T23:31:39+01:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The iconic vessels of Star Treks Original Series warp onto Tuvalu's latest silver coin 2018 STAR TREK SHIPS Another release in the Perth Mints Star Trek range, this one harks back to the original sixties series and depicts three of its most iconic vessels. Struck in two ounces of fine silver, the coin is packaged in a replica Star Trek communicator. These are very cool, having been [...]

June, 2018

Star Trek Deep Space 9 is 25 years old and Canada celebrates with ornate silver coin

By |2018-06-25T18:38:56+01:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Star Trek Deep Space 9 is 25 years old and Canada celebrates with ornate silver coin Along with Star Wars, Star Trek is about as big a media phenomenon as it's possible to get. Both have had some serious representation in the numismatic world over the last few years, but while Star Wars remains exclusive to the New Zealand Mint, Star Trek has spread from the Perth [...]

After Star Wars silver foil posters it’s the turn of Star Trek The Motion Picture to shine

By |2018-06-17T13:52:59+01:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

After Star Wars silver foil posters it's the turn of Star Trek The Motion Picture to shine The coin note and foil market continues to expand in theme and yet again, it'e the New Zealand Mint driving the wider choice. Following on front the standard banknote-sized issued, the NZ Mint launched a giant 'premium' foil range with a reproduction of the classic Star Wars movie poster. Considerably [...]

April, 2018

The New Zealand Mint expands its Star Trek offerings away from coins with a new miniature range

By |2018-04-24T23:21:53+01:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand Mint expands its Star Trek offerings away from coins with a new miniature range Undoubted kings of the popular culture coin market, the New Zealand Mint has for years offered silver coins for a whole swath of franchises. Currently issuing multiple ranges of coins and coin notes for such impressive licences as Disney, Star Wars and DC Comics, the recent addition of Star Trek [...]

Star Trek Original Series coin note set wraps up with Chekov and Spock

By |2018-04-22T12:46:20+01:00April 22nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Star Trek Original Series coin note set wraps up with Chekov and Spock One of the new wave of silver coin notes being issued by the New Zealand Mint throughout 2018, the Star Trek Original Series set is an attractive homage to the series that fans are sure to enjoy. Not one for the traditional coin collector perhaps, these have appeal to fans of the series [...]

March, 2018

McCoy and Sulu join the Star Trek coin note series

By |2018-03-25T12:14:44+01:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

McCoy and Sulu join the Star Trek coin note series The penultimate releases in the New Zealand Mint's well realised Star Trek coin note series, the subjects this time around are Sulu and McCoy. One of the many coin note series that he NZM is launching through 2018, these are also the first Star Trek items they've issued as until now it's been the sole preserve [...]

February, 2018

STAR TREK ORIGINAL SERIES (2018) by New Zealand Mint

By |2021-10-30T21:35:38+01:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: , |

2018 STAR TREK ORIGINAL SERIES by New Zealand Mint With the earlier launch of a new series of Star Wars silver coin notes, the New Zealand Mint are clearly invested in this new format for 2018. What has surprised us however, is their first foray into Star Trek, usually the preserve of the Perth and Royal Canadian mints, with the debut of a whole new series. Using the relatively new [...]

The Star Trek onrush continues with a new three silver coin Canadian series of iconic Starships

By |2018-02-03T16:16:22+00:00February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Star Trek onrush continues with a new three silver coin Canadian series of iconic Starships It seems 2018 is going to be the year of the popular culture coin, with a huge range of tv and movie themed issues already appearing just five weeks into the year. Star Trek seems to be garnering a bit more attention than usual with THREE mints now issuing coins, since the [...]

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