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The pill-gobbling Pacman is 40 years old and APMEX have four new coins to put in the arcade machine

By |2020-12-15T22:38:09+00:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Niue Island|

The pill-gobbling Pacman is 40 years old and APMEX have four new coins to put in the arcade machine Given the huge size of the popular culture influence on modern coins over the last half-decade or so, it's surprising that the massive gaming market hasn't appeared more. With games now making more money than movies [...]

The ill-fated HMS Terror is showcased in more successful times on Pobjoy Mints latest silver 50 pence coin

By |2020-12-14T22:53:17+00:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: History, Silver, British Antarctic Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

The ill-fated HMS Terror is showcased in more successful times on Pobjoy Mints latest silver 50 pence coin Recently showcased with a star appearance on a fantastic TV mini-series, the last fateful voyage of the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus was been brought back into popular discussion ever since the discovery of the wreck off the [...]

Legendary guitar maker, Fender, is celebrated by PAMP with its sterling silver guitar pick

By |2020-12-16T15:35:43+00:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Medallion, Silver, PAMP|

Legendary guitar maker, Fender, is celebrated by PAMP with its sterling silver guitar pick Who hasn't heard of the Fender Stratocaster? If you have just the faintest interest in music, that's a name that brings instant recognition. Used by such stars as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Buddy Holly, Mark Knopfler, and George Harrison, the [...]

THE JOKER CHIBI (2020. NZ MINT)

By |2020-12-11T23:58:15+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The last Chibi coin of 2020 is now amongst us and is a departure from the norm, featuring a villain from the DC Comics Universe instead of the superheroes that have populated the first five spaces in this collection. If you're going to start with a big bad, pick the biggest one, and that would be the [...]

Extinct Predators semi-numismatic silver bullion coin series gets a boost with multiple new releases

By |2020-12-10T16:20:19+00:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

Extinct Predators semi-numismatic silver bullion coin series gets a boost with multiple new releases An interesting, if pricey addition to the limited mintage silver bullion market, AllCollect's 'Predator' series was an eclectic mix of subjects from the natural world, brought to life with a mix of finishes on the same face. All were one-ounce 0.999 silver coins, [...]

TREASURES OF STANISLAW AUGUST: LADISLAW VASA (2020, NBP)

By |2020-12-09T07:29:57+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

As well as the Enduring Soldiers series we looked at earlier today, another long-running favourite of the National Bank of Poland, 'Treasures of Stanislaw August' has also seen a new addition. In this case, it is the 17th of 24 coins that make up this beautiful series. They are quite unique in being reproductions of an actual [...]

ENDURING SOLDIERS MIECZYSLAW DZIEMIESZKIEWICZ (2020, NARODOWY BANK)

By |2020-12-09T03:27:05+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

A quick heads-up that the latest coin in the National bank of Poland's long-running 'Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists' is now available. We've been following this series for some time, including a Coin Series Profile, not because they are boundary-pushing coins, or even anything particularly unusual numismatically, but because the subject matter is so compelling. The [...]

BOBA FETT CHIBI (2020, NEW ZEALAND MINT)

By |2020-12-08T00:39:35+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

A blistering hit, we thought Chibi would be popular when we saw the prototypes back in Berlin in January, but never to this degree. Now being released almost on a weekly basis, these $99.00 USD, 1oz silver coins have really struck a chord with collectors and sell out very quickly.Case in point is this brilliant Boba Fett coin, [...]

Scottsdale Mint’s decade-long ‘Biblical Series’ issues a late third 2020 release, but releases art for the next three

By |2020-12-08T00:04:11+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint’s decade-long ‘Biblical Series’ issues a late third 2020 release, but releases designs for the next three We've tended to cover new issues in Scottsdale Mints long-running 'Biblical Series' of coins in our Quicklooks section, simply because there's only so many times we can go over the same basic release. It's a similar thing with several [...]

Music Legends collectible coin range returns with a musician that almost defines the term – David Bowie

By |2020-12-07T00:38:55+00:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Music Legends collectible coin range returns with a musician that almost defines the term – David Bowie First it was Queen, then it was Elton John. How do you top those two giants of the music industry? Easy. David Bowie. When the Royal Mint kicked off its 'Music Legends' series last year with a new [...]

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