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November, 2019

Dinna, Dinna, Dinna, Dinna Batcoin!!! Classic camp 60’s series debuts on Niue’s new silver coins

By |2019-11-15T23:30:52+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Dinna, Dinna, Dinna, Dinna Batcoin!!! Classic camp 60's series debuts on Niue's new silver coins Okay, I'm going to admit up front to having a soft-spot for this quite mad series. Rampaging across TV screens in the late 1960's for a total of 120 episodes, there probably hadn't been a cast asked to say lines like these since acting began, but they all took it in their strides to [...]

A Green Egg, but no ham! Fabergé died a century ago and CIT marks the date with a new coin

By |2019-11-14T21:35:23+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

A Green Egg, but no ham! Fabergé died a century ago and CIT marks the date with a new coin One of the art worlds most iconic items, Fabergé eggs were created between 1885 and 1917 by the House of Fabergé, in St. Petersburg. The 1917 end date is no coincidence, as the end of the company was brought about by the communist revolution that upended the whole country. [...]

Legendary Japanese warrior Uesagi Kenshin starts Truney P.M.’s new three coin Sengoku inspired set

By |2019-11-14T14:16:12+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Truney, History, Gilded, People, Medallion, Silver|

Legendary Japanese warrior Uesagi Kenshin starts Truney P.M.'s new three coin Sengoku inspired set It's good to see an increased amount of interest in the ancient and medieval worlds that isn't centred on Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. After years of Greek, Roman and Egyptian themed subjects taking the lions share of numismatic attention, we're finally seeing producers look further afield. Continuing that trend, Truney Precious Metals have [...]

What a big coin you have! Red Riding Hood kicks off Powercoin’s new Fear Tales series

By |2019-11-12T14:11:49+00:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

What a big coin you have! Red Riding Hood kicks off Powercoin's new Fear Tales series A perennial children's favourite with a dark past, it just has to be a fairy tale. One of the most popular is Little Red Riding Hood, the story of a dysfunctional family that lets its little girl wander a dark forest in a coat predators can see for miles, to visit her abandoned [...]

Numiscollect launches its new Space: The Final Frontier series with the whole shebang – The Universe

By |2019-11-11T19:26:40+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Science, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Numiscollect launches its new Space: The Final Frontier series with the whole shebang - The Universe The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy defines the Universe as 'a very big thing that contains a great number of planets and a great number of beings. It is Everything'. Hard to argue with that. The Universe is so big, it's almost impossible for the human mind to comprehend, so how [...]

Czech militaries contribution to the air war against the Axis is remembered on new four-coin set

By |2019-11-11T13:31:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: History, Military, Gold, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech militaries contribution to the air war against the Axis is remembered on new four-coin set It used to be the case that many thought Britain stood alone against Germany in the early years of the Second World War, but fortunately, the vital contribution of the peoples of fallen countries is now more widely known and appreciated. Pilots, soldiers and sailors from such nations as Poland, France and Czechoslovakia [...]

The Snowman returns to the Royal Mint as it expands its 50p licenced coin selection for 2019

By |2019-11-07T17:34:39+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Snowman returns to the Royal Mint as it expands its 50p licenced coin selection for 2019 Back for the second year, The Snowman rejoins an ever-growing range of classics that the Royal Mint is putting on its fifty pence coin range, alongside the recent Wallace & Gromit, Paddington and Gruffalo issues. The same range as usual, comprising an 8g sterling silver coin and a 15.5 gram [...]

Andrzej Sapkowski’s hugely popular The Witcher books enter the world of coins with a striking duo

By |2019-11-06T13:14:06+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Andrzej Sapkowski's hugely popular The Witcher books enter the world of coins with a striking duo Greek gods, Roman gods, Chinese warlords, weird ancient myths and legends, even the occasional real historical figure, have all been subjects of the Mint of Poland in its quite outstanding range of 2oz silver coins. To date, however, they've shown little inclination to applying their now signature format to modern interpretations of the [...]

Exclusive! Striking Lyu Bu warlord coin follows Zhao Yun in the Mint of Polands China-only coin series bringing Ancient Chinese warriors to life

By |2019-11-06T00:58:16+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive! Striking Lyu Bu warlord coin follows Zhao Yun in the Mint of Polands China-only coin series bringing Ancient Chinese warriors to life The cause of much frustration with collectors of the Mint of Poland's now iconic 2oz ancient world coins, Zhao Yun was a beautiful coin that was only distributed within China, although we noticed a few slipping out to some Western dealers after the fact. Very difficult [...]

96 Zodiac brings fresh blood to the lunar market with ’96 Rat’ and its denominated silver certificate

By |2019-11-05T11:56:41+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Precious Metal Collectors, Lunar Calendar, Silver, Niue Island|

96 Zodiac brings fresh blood to the lunar market with '96 Rat' and its denominated silver certificate Now, we've given extensive coverage to the Lunar coin market over our relatively short existence, producing several annual guides to the plethora of releases and with more to come. Doing so, you pick up on trends, which like the movie industry, tend to bring those 'inspired' by new ideas to join in [...]

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