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Women Warriors continue to hack their way through the patriarchy and this time it’s a Disney-free Mulan

By |2021-09-17T20:15:40+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Women Warriors continue to hack their way through the patriarchy and this time it's a Disney-free Mulan We've seen a slowdown in the number of 2 oz high-relief mythology coins struck by the Mint of Poland this year, but we're glad to see a few of them are still making their way to market. The Pela-Coins [...]

Mint XXI stuns with a numismatic rendering of the biblical legend of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood

By |2021-09-17T15:54:18+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, MintXXI, Tokelau|

Mint XXI stuns with a numismatic rendering of the biblical legend of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood Now this one was a surprise and a very pleasant one at that. Even a heathen like me can appreciate the rich legends that make up religious texts, and one of the biggies is the story of the [...]

The Chinese Trade Dollar returns in a new series of bullion and proof coins from the East India Company

By |2021-09-17T10:44:14+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, Politics & Finance, Silver, LPM HK, St Helena|

The Chinese Trade Dollar returns in a new series of bullion and proof coins from the East India Company Just finishing up a multi-year run, LPM’s ‘Dragon Dollar Restrike’ series of bullion rounds was a range of reproductions of the famous Trade Dollars of Asia. Each was issued with custom designs for regions in China, and the [...]

Korean bullion producer, Daesung Metal, debuts its new half-kilo Klimt coin bar, ‘Death and Life’

By |2021-09-17T01:00:30+01:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, DS Metals, Niue Island|

Korean bullion producer, Daesung Metal, debuts its new half-kilo Klimt coin bar, 'Death and Life' We've seen some gorgeous Gustav Klimt coins over the last few years, from the Austrian Mint's award-winning gold series, to more eclectic products, like Numiscollect's shaped 'The Kiss', but now Korean bullion coin producer Daesung Metal is adding a large, [...]

Moving from Renaissance masterpieces to the striking works of the 20th century, Micromosaic Passion does de Lempicka

By |2021-09-15T22:48:23+01:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Moving from Renaissance masterpieces to the striking works of the 20th century, Micromosaic Passion does de Lempicka It's fair to say that Powercoin's 'Micromosaic Passion' series has been a huge hit, striking a chord with collectors that's seen early coins appreciate heavily on the secondary market. It's easy to see why. It was a clever [...]

The Aztec Five Suns kick of Numiscollect’s ambitious new coin series, ‘Ages of Man – Creation of World’

By |2021-09-15T21:14:41+01:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

The Aztec Five Suns kick of Numiscollect's ambitious new coin series, 'Ages of Man - Creation of World' We've been very pleased to see the mythology genre turn away from an over reliance on the usual Greek, Roman and Egyptian legends, towards a more expansive look at the world's ancient tales. One of the benefits of [...]

The Royal Mint releases updated mintage information on the ten rarest circulating 50 pence coins

By |2021-09-14T22:03:16+01:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Marketwatch, Royal Mint|

The Royal Mint releases updated mintage information on the ten rarest circulating 50 pence coins Probably the most popular of all British circulating currency when it comes to collectability, the iconic seven-sided fifty pence coin has seen an explosion of new releases over the last decade. In the proof commemorative market alone, the Royal [...]

THE MANDALORIAN & ARAGORN CHIBI (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-09-13T18:47:59+01:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

We actually missed the last pair of Chibi coins released at the end of August, but the pair for early September are here now, so we’ll jump ahead. The first of them is the next Lord of the Rings issue, in this case Aragorn, A popular character, we’d imagine the building hype for the new Amazon prequel [...]

Royal Mint extends its ‘Innovation in Science’ 50 pence coin series with the pioneering Charles Babbage

By |2021-09-13T00:06:36+01:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint extends its 'Innovation in Science' 50 pence coin series with the pioneering Charles Babbage WHERE TO BUY The fourth of the Royal Mint’s ‘Innovation in Science’ coins launches today, and following in the footsteps of John Logic Baird, Stephen Hawking, and Rosalind Franklin, comes another intellectual giant, Charles Babbage. [...]

Fellowship of the Ring Movie 20th bullion (2021 NZ Post/APMEX)

By |2021-09-10T17:13:27+01:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, New Zealand|

Considered an absolute tour-de-force of the fantasy movie genre, Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is now 20 years old, and in a rare occurence, the New Zealand Post is issuing, in partnership with APMEX, a silver bullion coin to celebrate. The movie, and its sequels, were filmed in Jackson's native [...]

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