Mik Woodgate

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July, 2019

We have some new images of Mint21’s first Apocalypse coin

By |2019-07-06T08:51:17+01:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

We have some new images of Mint21's first Apocalypse coin As you know, we like to revisit coins sometimes when the original article we write is populated with renders or lower resolution images, and we were fortunate enough to get some very nice images of Mint 21's Apocalypse coin along with those for the superb new Spartan Hoplite issue. We're not going to go over the [...]

Mint21 spotlights the legendary Spartan warriors with a stunning new silver coin

By |2019-07-04T21:45:53+01:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, Gilded, Military, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 spotlights the legendary Spartan warriors with a stunning new silver coin If you're going to start producing coins and compete with the high quality that permeates through the modern commemorative coin market, it's probably best to pick a subject that isn't populated with the best in the industry. Mint XXI, however, obviously thought that wasn't necessary, and after a couple of excellent debut coins, they've released [...]

Czech Mint’s celebration of Leonardo’s engineering talents continues with the machine gun

By |2019-07-03T23:03:56+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, People, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint's celebration of Leonardo's engineering talents continues with the machine gun The Asamat Baltaev penned series of proof silver coins celebrating the engineering genius of Leonardo da Vinci now sees the third of the four coins making its debut. You can read more about the series in our original article, but we only had a pencil drawing of this coin back then. Fortunately, that has now changed [...]

Perth Mint does Egypt in its own unique style with a gold filled ‘micro snowglobe’ coin

By |2019-07-03T10:47:28+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint does Egypt in its own unique style with a gold filled 'micro snowglobe' coin While the Perth Mint spends much of its time issuing upmarket variants of its iconic bullion range (gilded, coloured, proof, etc.), and simple coloured proof coins, it does like to push the envelope now and then. You could argue that the current darling of the coin world - the 2oz high [...]

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins

By |2019-07-01T23:00:23+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins Much like June, July sees a mix of coloured proof coins, depicting popular culture franchises with increasing regularity, alongside premium versions of the core bullion ranges. The Simpsons and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), are back, as are the Australian Nugget and the Kangaroo in proof form. [...]

Fresh releases bring the meteorite coin genre back to the fore, including one made of it!

By |2019-07-02T16:03:12+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Mint21, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Fresh releases bring the meteorite coin genre back to the fore, including one made of it! The meteorite coin genre has seen a few new releases lately, so it's time for a round-up of the best four of them to hit the market this quarter. Coins like this are favourites of ours, combining a good realisation of the actual natural phenomena, with pieces of real meteorite embedded [...]

Biblical series hits the half way mark of its six-coin 2019 schedule with ‘The First Born Slain’

By |2019-06-30T13:26:58+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Biblical series hits the half way mark of its six-coin 2019 schedule with 'The First Born Slain' Three coins in on the six coin 2019 release schedule, and just three more issues shy of the half way mark in their epic ten-year programme, Scottsdale have added the 27th of their Biblical Series of 2oz silver coins to the range. The coins take their design from a series of woodcut illustrations [...]

June, 2019

Canada joins an ever expanding celebration of the 1969 moon landing with a domed coin duo

By |2019-06-30T16:47:43+01:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada joins an ever expanding celebration of the 1969 moon landing with a domed coin duo Canada has added its voice to the celebrations of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins epic journey to, and landing on, our erstwhile satellite - the Moon. Now we're not going to go over the event again, as we've done so numerous times in the multiple articles you can see [...]

Ancient Stonehenge circle is the star of the first ultra high relief silver Monuments by Moonlight coin

By |2019-06-29T00:30:58+01:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, Commonwealth Mint, Fiji|

Ancient Stonehenge circle is the star of the first ultra high relief silver Monuments by Moonlight coin One of the world's most enigmatic and ancient monuments, Stonehenge has a surprisingly limited presence in the modern coin world. Now the Commonwealth Mint has chosen it to launch their new Monuments by Moonlight proof coin series. An ounce of 0.999 silver is the canvas of choice and the strike [...]

Pobjoy Mint wraps up its stylised African Big Five high relief silver coin series with the Cape Buffalo

By |2019-06-30T16:47:30+01:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Pobjoy Mint, Sierra Leone|

Pobjoy Mint wraps up its stylised African Big Five high relief silver coin series with the Cape Buffalo The African Big Five are a relatively popular choice of subject for nature coins over the last few years. Not common, but not rare. It's easy to see why given these are the beasts that are considered the most dangerous to hunt. The Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Elephant are [...]

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