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September, 2019

Perth Mint release a neat 12-coin collectors box to hold the new Lunar Series III coin range

By |2019-09-20T21:28:51+01:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Accessories, News Nuggets, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint release a neat 12-coin collectors box to hold the new Lunar Series III coin range With the advent of the Perth Mints new Lunar Series III bullion range, it's nice to see the mint consider some display options at the beginning. The product of choice is a 12-coin box with a clear acrylic lid and an outer shipper that will sell for $75.00 [...]

New Coin Series Profiles and updates – mid September

By |2019-09-19T16:51:59+01:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

New Coin Series Profiles and updates - mid September Time for a quick update on changes and additions to the Coin Series Profiles and Bullion Profiles, just so you know I haven't been sitting around doing nothing..;)New CSP's are one for CIT's superb Dimensional Skull series, and we've tried a new dark theme for this. Also added is one for a series we've wanted to do for [...]

Star Wars annual weirdness returns with carol singing rebels on a new festive silver foil

By |2019-09-19T12:27:51+01:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars annual weirdness returns with carol singing rebels on a new festive silver foil With silver foils remaining popular and clearly here to stay, we're seeing a bit more variety in the styles and subjects than we were initially. The NZ Mint ae the biggest issuers of the relatively new format and have concentrated on movie posters and characters for their many licenced properties. There is [...]

Biblical Stories series from Scottsdale Mint continues on with Cast the First Stone

By |2019-09-18T14:27:18+01:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Biblical Stories series from Scottsdale Mint continues on with Cast the First Stone Now on its 28th release, Scottsdale Mint's epic Biblical Series of 2oz rimless, high-relief, antiqued silver coins has become a perennial fixture on the yearly numismatic calendar. The program is to issue six-coins annually over a period of ten years - so 60 coins in total.Drawing direct inspiration from the famed 19th century woodcut artist, Gustave Dore, [...]

Italy marks the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Cesare Maccari on latest 5€ silver coin

By |2019-09-17T13:53:45+01:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy marks the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Cesare Maccari on latest 5€ silver coin Cesare Maccari was born on 9 May 1840 was an Italian painter and sculptor who found fame for his works of historical art. It is his work on a series of frescoes in the Salone d'Onore, in Rome's Palazzo Madama, (home to the Italian Senate), painted between 1882-1888, for which he has become [...]

Queen’s Beasts is back with the White Lion of Mortimer returning to the big cats for heraldic inspiration

By |2019-09-16T22:28:41+01:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Queen’s Beasts is back with the White Lion of Mortimer returning to the big cats for heraldic inspiration The Royal Mint's beautiful Jody Clark-penned Queen's Beasts series of ten British heraldic coins continues its march towards conclusion with the seventh proof release to date - the 2020 White Lion of Mortimer. The bullion variant isn't covered here (we're working on one of our Bullion Coin Profiles for them), but [...]

Disney Classic returns with a homage to Mickey’s Mrs, Minnie Mouse, in gold and silver

By |2019-09-16T15:30:13+01:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney Classic returns with a homage to Mickey's Mrs, Minnie Mouse, in gold and silver Mickey Mouse, since his very first outing on the silver screen, has had a girlfriend. Minnie has accompanied the iconic rodent on his adventures for over 90 years since, and has appeared several times in the past in the New Zealand Mints copious selection of collectible gold and silver coins.This time out, she's getting [...]

Switzerland’s numismatic journey through its Alpine routes continues with the Furka Pass from 007’s Goldfinger

By |2019-09-12T11:02:48+01:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Switzerland's numismatic journey through its Alpine routes continues with the Furka Pass from 007's Goldfinger Following last years yodel down the Klausen Pass for their first issue in the Swiss Alpine Passes series of silver coins, the Swiss Mint is back with the Furka Pass. This is another of those epic-looking routes that make you wish you had a LaFerrari. It was certainly epic enough for the James Bond [...]

Royal Mint commemorates a century of remembrance for the sacrifices of the First World War multitudes

By |2019-09-11T12:44:15+01:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint commemorates a century of remembrance for the sacrifices of the First World War multitudes The Royal Mint's latest Remembrance Day coin is now available and has been issued in a gold variant for the first time. This year marks the 100th time that the Remembrance Day service has been held, starting just one year after the end of what until then had been mankind's greatest conflagration.This [...]

EC8 bullion coin programme adds Montserrat to its 2019 line-up

By |2019-09-10T12:40:31+01:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Montserrat, Scottsdale Mint|

EC8 bullion coin programme adds Montserrat to its 2019 line-up The second of Scottsdale's EC8 bullion coins to be issued today is for the Caribbean Emerald Isle, one famous for its volcano, Montserrat. The mint has gone with the islands strong Irish connection and drawn a pretty representation of the emblem from the national flag, surrounded by a cloud of four-leaf clovers.An intricate patterned border surrounds the main [...]

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