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The numismatic world’s Lord of the Rings selection expands with an impeccable issue from Mint XXI

By |2022-08-01T16:36:49+01:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Cook Islands, MintXXI|

The numismatic world's Lord of the Rings selection expands with an impeccable issue from Mint XXI A giant of the literary and movie worlds, irrespective of genre, J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' sequence has topped bestseller lists around the world for decades, They made the move to the big screen in 2003, with an epic [...]

Biblical Series 44: The Dead Christ (2022 Scottsdale Mint)

By |2022-07-30T13:22:59+01:00July 30th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

The second of six Biblical Series coins is here, and it's titled 'The Dead Christ' This is the 44th coin in the 60-coin series, launched at the rate of 6 per year. We're sure that after 44 coins you know everything you need to, but if you want to know more, and be able to see the whole [...]

Ancient Warriors dimensional coin series returns with a Crusader helmet. another from man’s history of warfare

By |2022-07-29T14:59:40+01:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: History, Military, Silver, Fiji, LPM HK|

Ancient Warriors dimensional coin series returns with a Crusader helmet. another from man's history of warfare The third of LPM's very cool 'Ancient Warriors' coins is here, and after the Samurai and the Spartan, comes the Crusader. Each release in this series showcases famous military headwear, and the producer has done a great job to date, [...]

World Famous Dogs – French Bulldog gold bullion coin (2022 Leipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung)

By |2022-07-28T21:02:51+01:00July 28th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Cameroon, Leipziger Edelmetall|

No stranger to the modern coin world, man's best friend has now put in an appearance on a new 10-coin gold bullion series from German mint, Leipziger Edelmetall. A one ounce coin in 0.9999 gold, and with a 1,000 mintage, 'World Famous Dogs' will showcase iconic breeds from various countries around the globe. This is the first, and they [...]

Pirates of the Caribbean – Silent Mary bullion coin (2022 New Zealand Mint)

By |2022-07-28T12:50:21+01:00July 28th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

One of the New Zealand Mint's numerous popular culture themed bullion coins, Pirates of the Caribbean, has just debuted its fifth and final release. It's called 'Silent Mary' and features the Spanish Royal Navy galleon from the fifth movie in the franchise, 'Dead Men Tell No Tales'. Captained by Armando Salazar, she was a feared pirate hunter, but [...]

Tonka, the indestructible toy we broke all our other toys with, is 75 years old. Don’t use the new coin to do the same…

By |2022-07-27T17:28:24+01:00July 27th, 2022|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Tonka, the indestructible toy we broke all our other toys with, is 75 years old. Don't use the new coin to do the same... From humble beginnings at a company, Mound Metalcraft, making gardening tools, Tonka grew to be one of the most iconic toy brands in history. Taking its name from the Dakota Sioux name 'tanka', [...]

The ‘Imperial Art’ historical architecture coin series continues it journey through time and place with a visit to Persia

By |2022-07-26T14:16:03+01:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Gdansk, Niue Island|

The 'Imperial Art' historical architecture coin series continues it journey through time and place with a visit to Persia Similar in concept to CIT's seminal Tiffany Art series, Imperial Art is what we call an art-architecture coin, showcasing the aesthetic merits of some of the world's most admired forms of architecture. Imperial Art does it by showcasing [...]

The Bank of China’s iconic Panda coin is forty years old, and Powercoin issues ‘Paladin Panda’ to commemorate the occasion

By |2022-07-26T11:51:54+01:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Politics & Finance, Silver, Palau, Powercoin|

The Bank of China's iconic Panda coin is forty years old, and Powercoin issues 'Paladin Panda' to commemorate the occasion Putting in a first appearance way back in 1982, the Bank of China's now iconic Gold Panda bullion coin was joined a year later by a silver sibling. Excepting a single year, the coin has carried [...]

Monza, the legendary Italian motor racing circuit is a century old, and IPZS commemorates its history with a silver coin

By |2022-07-25T12:56:05+01:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Sport, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Monza, the legendary Italian motor racing circuit is a century old, and IPZS commemorates its history with a silver coin Anyone with even the slightest interest in motorsport will know the name 'Monza'. Its full name is the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, and this 5.8 km racetrack is situated near Monza, north of Milan. It's the [...]

Eighteenth-century Hanoverian, King George I, adorns the third in the Royal Mint’s ‘British Monarchs’ series

By |2022-07-25T00:51:01+01:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Eighteenth-century Hanoverian, King George I, adorns the third in the Royal Mint's 'British Monarchs' series The 'British Monarchs Collection' is the latest multi-year programme of proof coins, and will reproduce key coins from four of the major royal families, Tudor, Stuart, Hanover, and the latest, Saxe-Coburg, Gotha & Windsor. There will be 21 coins launched over [...]

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