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Little Girl With a Pearl Earring silver coin (2022 Precious Metal Collectors)

By |2022-08-12T21:54:49+01:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Chad, Precious Metal Collectors|

The Super-Deformed style of big-headed Japanese art continues to work its magic on the numismatic world, and in ever more inventive ways. We all know the New Zealand Mint's 'Chibi' series is the 800-lb gorilla in the room, but others are also taking the style and running with it. LPM have their Street Fighter character coins, the Crown [...]

‘Fear Tales’ concludes its four-coin run through the fairy stories of old with the classic Beauty and the Beast

By |2022-08-12T17:06:54+01:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Palau, Powercoin|

'Fear Tales' concludes its four-coin run through the fairy stories of old with the classic Beauty and the Beast The last of Powercoin's dark, some would say realistic, take on the fables of old concludes with one that's a little more upbeat and modern than the previous three issues. First issued in 2019 with Little Red [...]

The World of David Walliams from Pobjoy Mint concludes with ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’, the seventh and final issue

By |2022-08-11T17:10:27+01:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Gibraltar, Pobjoy Mint|

The World of David Walliams from Pobjoy Mint concludes with 'Grandpa's Great Escape', the seventh and final issue Along with Matt Lucas, David Walliams is best known for being one half of the outrageously funny TV comedy, Little Britain. Never afraid to shock, it's rarely seen these days, now we live in times when half the [...]

The NZ Mint’s late July releases include horror movies, Harry Potter, Batman, and a yellow bird who tawt he taw a puddy-tat…

By |2022-08-09T11:50:13+01:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Medallion, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The NZ Mint's late July releases include horror movies, Harry Potter, Batman, and a yellow bird who tawt he taw a puddy-tat... In our second catch-up of New Zealand Mint popular-culture releases, we have the usual selection of Chibi, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Star Wars, and more, encompassing a decent selection of styles and formats. There [...]

The classic world of opera comes to coins with Carmen, the classic tale of tragic love, with music by Bizet

By |2022-08-08T08:49:45+01:00August 8th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

The classic world of opera comes to coins with Carmen, the classic tale of tragic love, with music by Bizet An absolute classic in the opera world, Carmen was taken from a story by Prosper Mérimée, adapted for the stage by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, but most famous for its musical score, by French composer [...]

Bullion round-up 09: Pirates, Rabbits, Horses, Dinos, 007, A speedy Hedgehog, and old big-nose is off on a rampage…

By |2022-08-05T22:58:52+01:00August 5th, 2022|Categories: APMEX, Bullion roundup, Bullion, Bullion Round, Gold, Silver|

Bullion round-up 09: Pirates, Rabbits, Horses, Dinos, 007, A speedy Hedgehog, and old big-nose is off on a rampage... As always, this took far longer than I anticipated to compile, mainly as I was expecting a half-dozen new coins, rather than the flood here. Fortunately, it's now complete, so here's our latest round-up of new bullion [...]

Innovative Persona Mask bullion stacker from South Korean producer, Coins Today, is joined by a second issue, a Guy Fawkes mask

By |2022-08-05T00:31:25+01:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion Round, Gilded, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Coins Today KR|

Innovative Persona Mask bullion stacker from South Korean producer, Coins Today, is joined by a second issue, a Guy Fawkes mask Coins Today's impressively varied range of stacker bullion continues to expand with the addition of the second in its 'Mask' range. Launching early-January this year, followed by a gilded variant in February, the Persona [...]

Australian Brumby Horse 2 oz silver proof coin (2022 Perth Mint / LPM)

By |2022-08-04T02:18:07+01:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint produced, LPM exclusive silver coin series featuring the Australian Brumby horse, is back for a third release. The main attraction will be the popular bullion coin, of course, but we'll cover that in our bullion round-up on Friday (I'd hoped to have it out yesterday, but one of the coins is still under embargo). Here we [...]

The Jungle Book 03 – Shere Khan silver coin (2022 Czech Mint)

By |2022-08-03T10:15:08+01:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

We were pleasantly surprised by the first of the Czech Mint's 'Jungle Book' coins that we covered back in March. It had an interesting and attractive style, undertaken by one of the mint's stalwart artists, Asamat Baltaev, one we have a high regard for here. Based on the classic Rudyard Kipling book, and not the sanitised Disney film, [...]

After PEZ and Sweethearts, MTB/PAMP adds Bazooka bubblegum to its range of silver bullion homages to classic sweets

By |2022-08-02T00:15:27+01:00August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Culture, Bullion Round, Silver, PAMP|

After PEZ and Sweethearts, MTB/PAMP adds Bazooka bubblegum to its range of silver bullion homages to classic sweets In the early 1950s, the Topps Company, famous now for its trading card business, tasked cartoonist Wesley Morse with creating a new set of characters for comics to go with the 'Bazooka' bubblegum it had released in 1947 He [...]

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