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Precious Metal Collectors release a new copper-cored silver coin by order of the Peaky Blinders

By |2023-01-17T16:17:10+00:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: History, Coloured, People, Silver, Chad, Precious Metal Collectors|

Precious Metal Collectors release a new copper-cored silver coin by order of the Peaky Blinders Slick demeanour, lots of violence, and one of the best theme tunes around, Peaky Blinders is one of our favourite television shows of all time. Not everybody knows, however, that it has its roots in history. Operating from the late 19th [...]

Heads up! The New Zealand Post is launching Avatar: The Way of Water coins soon. Images available.

By |2023-01-16T21:12:16+00:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

Rapidly ramping up box-office numbers so great it looks likely to take the all-time number one position, James Cameron's Avatar sequel, 'The Way of Water' is currently wowing cinema audiences with its cutting-edge special effects. The original Avatar movie was quite unusual. It was a fantastic success in box-office terms, but left no lasting impression on popular culture, as [...]

Treasures of Stanislaw August: Stanisław Leszczyński gold/silver medals (2023 Narodowy Bank)

By |2023-01-16T19:03:45+00:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

In our view, one of the finest numismatic series of the last few years, the National Bank of Poland's 'Treasures of Stanislaw August' reproduces a series of medallions commissioned by the Polish King at the time, Stanisław August Poniatowski.  They feature a selection of kings and queens of Poland, with a few notable exceptions (he didn't like some [...]

The Carpathian Mint continues its numismatic retelling of the Arthurian legend with its second issue, Camelot: Sir Lancelot

By |2023-01-13T14:34:39+00:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Culture, History, Coloured, Silver, Carpathian Mint, Niue Island|

The Carpathian Mint continues its numismatic retelling of the Arthurian legend with its second issue, Camelot: Sir Lancelot Back for its second bite of the Arthurian legends that we all know and love, the Carpathian Mint's 'Camelot' series moved from the central character, Arthur Pendragon, to a figure often seen as either a hero or a [...]

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary Poster coin (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-01-13T08:35:20+00:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The last of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, is now celebrating its 40th anniversary, and as it did with both 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back', the New Zealand Mint is reissuing its movie poster coin with the anniversary logo. These rectangular coins reproduce the original movie posters, and all nine of [...]

After failing to cheat Death at chess, Powercoin tries a game of poker, with their second ‘You Can’t Cheat Death’ coin

By |2023-01-13T01:02:35+00:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Palau, Powercoin|

After failing to cheat Death at chess, Powercoin tries a game of poker, with their second 'You Can't Cheat Death' coin The battle with Death for the right to life has left the chessboard and headed to the gaming table for a deadly hand of poker. Last February, Powercoin launched a new series of three-ounce silver [...]

Bullion round-up 13: Mint of Gdańsk enters the bullion market. Pobjoy, Germania, and the South African Mint expand choice.

By |2023-01-11T21:36:16+00:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: APMEX, Art & Literature, Bullion roundup, Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Nature, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Congo, Germania Mint, Mint of Gdansk, Pobjoy Mint, Samoa, Somalia|

Bullion round-up 13: Mint of Gdańsk enters the bullion market. Pobjoy, Germania, and the South African Mint expand choice. The thirteenth bullion coin round-up, and our first of 2023, has a fine selection, a mix of old favourites and new arrivals. The big surprise is the Mint of Gdańsk dipping its toes into the bullion waters [...]

Chibi coins for December and the new NZ Mint program (2022 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-01-11T00:07:18+00:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Better late than never, as they say, the December Chibi releases are now in our extensive guide to the series, bringing it up to over 100 issues so far. As well as Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars, and Black Adam from the DC Comics movie, there were a couple of Disney Frozen coins - Elsa and Anna, No [...]

VANTAGE POINT: BALD EAGLE 1kg gold coin (2023 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2023-01-10T19:31:19+00:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Gold, Nature, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Nature coins are always popular, and there's a huge variety of designs and styles, often of a wildly varying quality, on the market today. There are shaped coins, dimensional ones, and a plethora of coloured efforts, but for us, nothing beats a cleanly struck proof coin that's focused on the artwork, and what better way to get the [...]

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