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July, 2019

A big hole in Australia is the subject of the Perth Mint’s latest bullion coin pair

By |2019-07-19T00:54:37+01:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

A big hole in Australia is the subject of the Perth Mint's latest bullion coin pair It's certainly been a busy year at the Perth Mints bullion division. We're only half way through 2019 and with the core issues yet to come, but we've seen a huge selection of new designs appearing worldwide. From superheroes to wildlife, they seem to have most bases covered. Earlier this year [...]

Murderous Moggies: Treasures of India bullion series kicks off with mighty Royal Bengal Tiger

By |2019-07-17T16:32:59+01:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

Murderous Moggies: Treasures of India bullion series kicks off with mighty Royal Bengal Tiger We were going to put this one out on Sunday as part of our Murderous Moggies Weekend of silver bullion coins, but we got the embargo date wrong, so here we are at last. The first in a new series by the East India Company called Treasures of India, this is a very [...]

One small step: Australia celebrates Moon Landing with limited runs of gold and silver bullion coins

By |2019-07-18T13:04:31+01:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

One small step: Australia celebrates Moon Landing with limited runs of gold and silver bullion coins Plenty of numismatic celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's step off the ladder of the lunar lander and onto the lunar surface, but not much in the way of bullion coins to date. The Perth Mint has issued a decent design, with 15,000 gold and 50,000 silver ounce coins [...]

Numiscollect’s beautiful Aztec Calendar Stone coin has a very limited trip to the gilders

By |2019-07-15T13:06:40+01:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect's beautiful Aztec Calendar Stone coin has a very limited trip to the gilders The first of their Archaeology and Symbolism series, the 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone 3oz silver coin from Numiscollect was a piece that impressed us last year with its level of detail. Aided by Smartminting, it reached out to a 65 mm diameter. A tiny item compared to the 3.58 metre diameter, 22 [...]

Murderous Moggies weekend: Disney’s classic Lion King adorns the NZ Mints latest bullion coin

By |2019-07-13T18:56:31+01:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Murderous Moggies weekend: Disney's classic Lion King adorns the NZ Mints latest bullion coin Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse, Stormtroopers, and Scrooge McDuck, have all featured on bullion coins from that king of the popular culture licence, the New Zealand Mint. They've been mining the extensive Disney catalogue for a few years now, but they've preferred to stick to the older stuff as far as classic Disney is [...]

Murderous Moggies weekend: Korean Tiger series enjoys its second 1oz silver release with a roaring design

By |2019-07-19T01:11:27+01:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Bullion Round, Nature, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Murderous Moggies weekend: Korean Tiger series enjoys its second 1oz silver release with a roaring design One of the hottest bullion series around at the moment, KOMSCO's Chiwoo Cheonwang, and Zi:Sin series have been attracting collectors with their excellent designs and rare subjects. For us though, it's the Korean Tiger series that we like the most. Only two designs old in silver, the coins have exhibited artistry [...]

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

By |2019-07-11T21:01:38+01:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Time to play catchup with what's been emanating from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Quite prolific, the bank, like many national coin producers, has a very domestic outlook on the subjects chosen, and that gives us a fascinating look at this old and expansive country. Animals and bureaucracy [...]

Germania is back and alongside Britannia for the first Allegories silver bullion release

By |2019-07-11T01:13:19+01:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Bullion Round, Silver, Germania Mint|

Germania is back and alongside Britannia for the first Allegories silver bullion release New to numismatics last year, the Germania Mint tapped into the long association between coins and national personifications with a new design rooted in the Teutonic world. The female figure has long been the go-to for national identity, right the way back to Athena for the biggest city-state in Greece, and countries today are [...]

Silver version of the second and last Australian Map of the World domed coin finally joins the gold

By |2019-07-10T12:29:24+01:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Australia, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Silver version of the second and last Australian Map of the World domed coin finally joins the gold We've already covered the gold version of this coin, so we won't retread the subject, but suffice to say, this is an interesting domed 1oz coin that just got a whole lot more affordable. It depicts the New and Accurate Map of the World, produced in 1624 by John Speed [...]

Hulk Smash! Perth Mint’s Marvel Comics silver bullion series is seven issues old

By |2019-07-09T10:40:23+01:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Hulk Smash! Perth Mint's Marvel Comics silver bullion series is seven issues old While the Perth Mint seems to prefer its nature-themed bullion coins above all others, it's good to see variety and it's hard to be any more different from nature than Marvel Comics. Over the decades there's been quite literally hundreds and hundreds of different characters in a huge selection of comic books, [...]

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