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DINOSAURS: 05 BRONTOSAURUS (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-01-14T22:14:56+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The fifth of the New Zealand Mint's neat little Dinosaur coins is launched today and features the controversial Brontosaurus. This poor beastie was a thing, then wasn't a thing for decades (it lost its name to Apatasaurus), and then became a thing again as the type specimen was reclassified. Whatever the case, it's one of the most [...]

John Mercanti’s Wedge Tailed Eagle bullion series for the Perth Mint returns with a sixth new design

By |2021-01-14T10:50:19+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti’s Wedge Tailed Eagle bullion series for the Perth Mint returns with a sixth new design I don't think we're alone in saying the Perth Mint's Wedge-tailed Eagle is one of the highlights of the bullion calendar, so the new design is eagerly awaited here. The now iconic series launched in 2014 and came as something [...]

The 2020 Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion series continues with a trip to Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

By |2021-01-13T12:36:40+00:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, St Kitts & St Nevis|

The 2020 Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion series continues with a trip to Saint Vincent & The Grenadines After a 2020 that we'd all rather forget, you can understand that a few coin programmes are running a little behind. Such is the case with Scottsdale Mint's ambitious Eastern Caribbean 8 bullion coin series, which must be hard [...]

HARLEY QUINN CHIBI (2021 NEW ZEALAND MINT)

By |2021-01-12T11:43:56+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Chibi is back bright and early in 2021 with the launch of the 7th in the DC Comics sub-series, Harley Quinn. Coming to fame as The Joker's main love, Harley Quinn is now one of the most popular DC characters of them all, with both a hit animated series, and the Margot Robbie headlined movie appearances. She [...]

Royal Australian Mint adds the Ox to its new range of silver and gold Lunar bullion coins

By |2021-01-11T16:42:46+00:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint adds the Ox to its new range of silver and gold Lunar bullion coins We don't cover the lunar coin market as deeply as we have in the past, mainly because variety has tapered off and interest seems to be lower than before, but it is still a big market and there are still [...]

From Star Wars to DC Comics, the NZ Mint takes dimensional face coins to the dark world of the Caped Crusader

By |2021-01-11T11:20:03+00:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

From Star Wars to DC Comics, the NZ Mint takes dimensional face coins to the dark world of the Caped Crusader The NZ Mint has had great success with its Star Wars Helmets range of dimensional silver coins and has now decided to take the concept into the DC Comics Universe. For those unaware, these are what [...]

Mint of Poland widens its look at Slavic mythology with a new coin featuring Skarbek, the Spirit of Coalmines

By |2021-01-21T00:36:34+00:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland widens its look at Slavic mythology with a new coin featuring Skarbek, the Spirit of Coalmines It appears that 'Slavic Gods' isn't going to be the only facet of Eastern European mythology showcased by the Mint of Poland as today, they've released a new coin looking at other aspects of it. Indeed, [...]

DC COVERS: ACTION COMICS #7 (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-01-08T12:39:11+00:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint|

The third time Action Comics has appeared in this series, issue #7 is a strange choice. A very sought after issue because of its rarity, it continues the style of the time in having a mix of small stories inside. in this case there are seven overall, with six being essentially throwaway stories. The headliner is Superman [...]

UNESCO PRAGUE HISTORICAL CENTRE (2020 Czech Mint)

By |2021-01-07T12:22:23+00:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, History, Platinum, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint has issued the 12th in its series of platinum coins depicting Czech UNESCO sites.  When the series kicked off in 2017, there were 12 UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic, and the mint even went to the trouble of creating a wooden box to hold the set. However, in 2019, two more sites were [...]

Royal Mint releases details of its 2021 core commemoratives with a surprising and ridiculous error

By |2021-01-06T13:40:28+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Culture, Event, History, Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint releases details of its 2021 core commemoratives with a surprising and ridiculous error It's that time of the year again, when the Royal Mint shows off its core range of commemorative coins, those based on circulating currency, and it's another varied selection of formats and subjects. All of them are being overshadowed by one [...]

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