Mik Woodgate

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June, 2019

Australia’s most iconic animal joins the Platypus in Downies Australia by Night coin series

By |2019-06-05T21:38:35+01:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Australia's most iconic animal joins the Platypus in Downies Australia by Night coin series Back after its debut last year, Downies 'Australia at Night' series takes another darkened look at the weird and wonderful wildlife of this southern continent. The first issue had a fine look at the Platypus, the Donald Duck/Mickey Mouse hybrid that is quite unlike anything else out there. Finished in 'Black proof'  the [...]

The tragic-heroic tale of Prometheus forms the basis of the Mint of Poland’s latest Ancient Myth coin

By |2019-06-04T16:18:04+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The tragic-heroic tale of Prometheus forms the basis of the Mint of Poland's latest Ancient Myth coin Continuing with their impressive track record of premium coins showcasing themes from the ancient world, the Mint of Poland has now launched the third in its 'Ancient Myths' series. Of course, it's another beautiful issue, and again, we're going to look like we're on the payroll as we give our [...]

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture – and an abacus!

By |2019-06-04T00:13:53+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture - and an abacus! Coloured proof coins showcasing popular culture franchises and premium versions of the core bullion ranges are typical fare on one of the Perth Mints monthly release runs. Star Trek and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), in this case via the movie Suicide Squad, represent the former. The latter [...]

The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin

By |2019-06-03T17:49:05+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Science, Silver, BH Mayer, Niue Island|

The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin It's been a little quieter on the astronomy coin front of late. Fewer series seem to be ongoing and individual releases are not appearing in the numbers they were a few years ago, but what is coming on to the market is maintaining the high quality the genre is known for. [...]

A new series from the Mint of Poland, and additions to two others expand their ancient world selection

By |2019-06-02T20:12:13+01:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Military, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A new series from the Mint of Poland, and additions to two others expand their ancient world selection The darling of the coin world at the moment, the Mint of Poland's' various series of antiqued 2oz ancient themed issues are setting new standards for consistent high quality. While struck by the mint, they are often issued and/or distributed by third parties, but they do release some of them [...]

May, 2019

Pobjoys Pegasus silver bullion coin gets a limited edition D-Day proof privy mark edition

By |2019-05-31T18:04:50+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, History, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoys Pegasus silver bullion coin gets a limited edition D-Day proof privy mark edition In a neat twist, Pobjoy are issuing a limited number of Pegasus bullion coins with a paratrooper privy mark and a proof finish, and they will be struck on the 75th anniversary of D-Day - 6th June. Operation Deadstick was an airborne assault designed to capture two bridges in Normandy. The operation [...]

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint

By |2019-05-31T12:32:48+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint A little off our usual beaten track, but here's the New Zealand Mint's latest silver miniature. Last August the mint launched a whole range of coins to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. In amongst the goodies was a cast silver sculpture of the iconic rodent. Standing around 9 cm in height, [...]

Barbados Trident returns in gold and silver bullion form for 2019

By |2019-05-30T12:36:43+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Gold, Barbados, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Barbados Trident returns in gold and silver bullion form for 2019 Returning again, the Barbados Trident bullion coin is now back on sale. Available in one-ounce 0.999 silver, and one-ounce 0.9999 gold formats there are no alterations to the basic design, other than the date, from last two years, except for the background. The pattern of wavy lines is back after the use of a crinkled finish last year, [...]

Mint of Poland sneaks around the Medieval Middle East with its new Assassins silver coin

By |2019-06-01T12:00:25+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland sneaks around the Medieval Middle East with its new Assassins silver coin There are no shortage of ultra-cool and very high quality high-relief coins from the Mint of Poland that are themed around ancient times, so many in fact that we feel one of our new Thematic Guides coming on, but most look at the fantastical parts of the cultures of the times. This [...]

One Small Step: The Swiss Mint makes a rare foray into foreign events with a moon landing coin

By |2019-05-29T09:45:35+01:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

One Small Step: The Swiss Mint makes a rare foray into foreign events with a moon landing coin The coins commemorating the epic 1969 moon landing continue to flow and they represent a great reminder that this wasn't just a US endeavour.Much of the science and technology behind this ground-breaking mission originated in other countries, and as the Swiss Mint is gently reminding us, Switzerland was one [...]

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