February, 2020

APMEX debuts a new limited silver bullion coin from Laos called Panthera Tigris – the Tiger

By |2020-02-28T02:49:53+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Nature, Silver, Laos|

APMEX debuts a new limited silver bullion coin from Laos called Panthera Tigris - the Tiger A quick look at a new bullion coin from Laos. It isn't often we see coins from the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia - just the Jade Lunars from MDM spring to mind - but US mega-dealer APMEX have exclusive worldwide rights to a new 1oz silver bullion coin.Called Panthera Tigris, the Latin [...]

August, 2015

Lunar Monkey week: Burmese jade adorns a new silver coin for Laos from German producer MDM

By |2016-11-05T06:31:45+00:00August 29th, 2015|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Inserts, Silver, Laos|

A premium lunar series in production since the 2011 Year of the Rabbit, the Jade series of 2-oz silver coins is one of the most well-liked of all the annual lunar releases.  Issued for the South-east Asian country Laos, a small landlocked country bordered by five far larger neighbours, each coin has for a signature feature a ring of green Burmese jade near the centre. Burmese Jade, called Jadeite, is considered the finest in [...]

March, 2015

JAPAN STRIKES SILVER COIN TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF LAOS DIPLOMACY

By |2016-11-05T06:32:22+00:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Japan Mint, Laos|

It's time for a new coin celebrating relationships between two countries and the latest commemoration is for 60 years of diplomatic ones between South-East Asian countries, Laos and Japan. Back in 2010 the two states signed up to a 'comprehensive partnership'. Just a couple of weeks ago, that was upgraded to a 'strategic partnership' signalling Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe's determination to engage more with his neighbours in the region, especially in light of some [...]

August, 2014

BURMESE JADE & MOTHER OF PEARL LUNARS TRANSITION TO THE YEAR OF THE GOAT

By |2016-11-05T06:33:09+00:00August 12th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Cook Islands, Laos|

The lunar market is about as diverse as it gets, featuring gold and silver coins covered in everything from ink to gemstones. Two of the most widely desired lunar horse are ones that have done something different from the others, but have done so by taking a classy approach and showing some restraint. Our favourite lunar of 2014 was the Cook Islands Mother of Pearl with its anatomically powerful, profile horse bust formed [...]