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STAR WARS CHEWBACCA CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-28T00:40:34+01:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Our weekly dive into the New Zealand Mints super rapid release schedule of Chibi coins in the run up to Christmas, continues. This week it's the turn of Star Wars to get its second issue. Darth Vader kicked it off and Chewbacca now carries the torch for the tarnished movie franchise.It's another cool design, clearly aimed at a [...]

Rule Britannia, Britannia Rule the picosecond laser engraved Waves. Royal Mint goes high-tech for bullion perennial

By |2020-09-28T00:07:01+01:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Rule Britannia, Britannia Rule the picosecond laser engraved Waves. Royal Mint goes high-tech for bullion perennial Like many collectors, we were disappointed a few years ago when the Royal Mint decided to move away from it's programme of irregular changing designs for its Britannia bullion coin. They moved the focus on to their premium proof [...]

Hercules is back on a high relief silver coin depicting the fourth of his epic twelve tasks of ancient lore

By |2020-09-26T19:58:45+01:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hercules is back on a high relief silver coin depicting the fourth of his epic twelve tasks of ancient lore A super theme for a coin series, the fabled Twelve Tasks of Hercules are one of the greatest stories of many that litter the world of Ancient Greek mythology. They were certainly an imaginative lot! The beauty [...]

China’s epic Five Tiger Generals is the subject of an equally epic new silver coin series from Numiartis

By |2020-09-25T15:51:14+01:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

China's epic Five Tiger Generals is the subject of an equally epic new silver coin series from Numiartis The early signs of post-Covid19 (season 1) activity continue in the coin worldsancient world themed issues with the latest release from Numiartis. Producers, in collaboration with CIT/BH Mayer or the Mint of Poland, of some quite beautiful coins, [...]

The Royal Mint debuts the first three in a nine-coin multi-year Winnie the Pooh tsunami in gold and silver

By |2020-09-24T18:00:37+01:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: News|

The Royal Mint debuts the first three in a nine-coin multi-year Winnie the Pooh tsunami in gold and silver The Royal Mint continues its dive into the literary world with its extensive fifty pence coin range with the addition of Winnie the Pooh. Coming at the same time the New Zealand Mint also has a four-coin series [...]

The East India Company continues its Treasures of India bullion series with the Peacock

By |2020-09-23T13:33:35+01:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

The East India Company continues its Treasures of India bullion series with the Peacock Increasingly prolific in the bullion coin market, the East India Company brings its own more formal style with it. This is the second coin in a series called 'Treasures of India. The debut release came last July and featured the Royal [...]

Scottsdale debuts a new Cameroonian silver bullion coin – The Mandrill

By |2020-09-22T12:21:49+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale debuts a new Cameroonian silver bullion coin - The Mandrill Purveyors of an almost countless variety of bullion coins, Scottsdale Mint has carved itself a place at the top of the heap in this burgeoning marketplace. From such ambitious programmes as the Eastern Caribbean 8, to esoteric themes like the new Momotaro, there is [...]

DC COMICS THE FLASH CHIBI (2020, NZ MINT)

By |2020-09-21T18:08:14+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's latest Chibi coin is here, and with another ten due to drop before the end of 2020, it's a place we'll obviously visiting pretty often (we like these!). Based on the Japanese big-headed 'Super-deformed; cultural style, they reinterprete characters from three of the mints big franchises - DC Comics, Harry Potter, and Star [...]

The Royal Mint releases its penultimate Queen’s Beasts proof coin range – White Greyhound of Richmond

By |2020-09-21T11:51:36+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint releases its penultimate Queen's Beasts proof coin range - White Greyhound of Richmond We've already covered the last of the Queen's Beasts bullion coins with a new Bullion Coin Profile of the whole ten-coin series, so we won't go over the whole thing again. The main difference as far as this release goes, is [...]

The Velociraptor and Dilophosaurus come back to life as a pair of new silver miniatures

By |2020-09-19T15:54:32+01:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Nature, Miniatures, Silver, Heads or Tales|

The Velociraptor and Dilophosaurus come back to life as a pair of new silver miniatures We don't normally cover much in the way of silver miniatures, preferring to stick to the precious metal coin market above all else, but the New Zealand Mint range, now quiet for quite some time, was a natural progression to [...]

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