June, 2018

Pictorial – New images of the Mint of Poland’s first Great Commanders coin featuring Spartacus

By |2018-06-14T00:33:55+01:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: AgAuShoot, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Pictorial - New images of the Mint of Poland's first Great Commanders coin featuring Spartacus One of the healthy number of new ancient history and mythology coins emanating from the Mint of Poland, Spartacus is the first coin in a new series called Great Commanders. We've already posted about this one, but that article relied on the early renders to get across how well the coin had been [...]

February, 2017

AgAuShoot: Mint of Poland’s ambitious CGI of the Ares coin made real in perfect style

By |2017-02-17T12:29:18+01:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: AgAuShoot, Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

AgAuShoot: Mint of Poland's ambitious CGI of the Ares coin made real in perfect style An eagerly awaited coin, Ares from Numiartis and the Mint of Poland has only been known from computer-generated renders (I believe the Mint of Poland uses ArtCAM) and artwork. We've already looked at them twice before both HERE and HERE, so we won't go into the details again. We were fortunate to [...]

October, 2016

AgAuShoot: New images of the first ever official silver Krugerrand coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:13+01:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: AgAuShoot, Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

We've already covered the new 2017 Krugerrand range in some detail in a prior article, including mintages, variants and availability, so we won't go into it all over again. The original article can be found here. Some fine new images of the most eagerly awaited silver version have come into AgAuNEWS and after a little crop and resize, here they are. While we're all aware that nobody in [...]

AgAuSHOOT: Pobjoys cool new Pegasus reverse-proof bullion coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:24+01:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: AgAuShoot, Culture, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

AgAuSHOOT: Pobjoys cool new Pegasus reverse-proof bullion coin As promised, here's our latest AgAuSHOOT and it features what could be the hottest new bullion coin of the year, the Pobjoy Mints replacement for the Isle of Man Angel coin. With the Manx government not wanting to issue more coins, Pobjoy have moved over to one of their many other issuing states and territories, in [...]

June, 2016

AGAUSHOOT: Bank of Greece debuts Democritus silver and gold proof coins

By |2016-11-05T06:30:49+01:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: AgAuShoot, History, Gold, People, Science, Bank of Greece, Silver, Greece|

For 2016, the Bank of Greece will be releasing just three silver coins, and three gold ones. All year. Now that isn't a huge amount of coins, especially when the low mintages are taken into account (just 2,000 for a national bank release is pretty low), so it's no surprise that new releases are quite sought after. It certainly helps that the BoG plays to its strengths, the huge depth of [...]

June, 2015

AGAUSHOOT: Our photographs of MCI-Mints new antique-finish Spinosaurus coin

By |2016-11-05T06:31:59+01:00June 13th, 2015|Categories: AgAuShoot, Nature, MCI Mint|

Thanks to Hermann at MCI-Mint, we managed to borrow a couple of their new releases to photograph. We specifically asked for this Spinosaurus coin in particular as we suspected the coin was far nicer than the original images would lead you to believe and fortunately that's turned out to be the case. A one-ounce antique-finish coin that is the first in a new series, it's a format that MCI do extremely well and this [...]

April, 2015


By |2016-11-05T06:32:14+01:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: AgAuShoot, NZ Mint|

We've done another one of our photoshoots, and this time, thanks to Sharon at Minted-UK, we've managed to get hold of the two New Zealand Mint 'Classic Authors' coins we like so much. Unfortunately, the New Zealand Mints own images of the coin, especially the reverse sides, really don't do these beautiful strikes the justice they deserve and a few collectors will overlook them for that reason. There have been two releases to date, [...]

January, 2015


By |2016-11-05T06:32:38+01:00January 1st, 2015|Categories: AgAuShoot, Gold, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

One of the bigger numismatic hits of 2014 has been the New Zealand Mints inaugural release in its new Disney range of coins. Depicting Disney's most iconic character as seen in his debut movie role, "Steamboat Willie" was an unqualified success with both the silver, and especially the ¼oz gold selling out extremely quickly, the latter in a matter of hours. Late in 2014 the NZ Mint announced the availability of monster one-kilo [...]