Archey’s Frog, one of the world’s most endangered amphibians, is the subject of New Zealand’s latest coin

By |2022-03-14T14:12:38+00:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

Archey's Frog, one of the world's most endangered amphibians, is the subject of New Zealand's latest coin Described by the Zoological Society of London as 'the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered amphibian species', Archey's Frog is one of only four remaining frogs native to New Zealand, the solo terrestrial species. Considered an ancient relic, [...]

Movie & TV coin roundup for late November and there’s bullion, and Captain Kirk launches Star Trek into the Chibiverse

By |2022-04-01T14:49:20+01:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Film/TV roundup, Coloured, Silver, New Zealand, Niue Island, NZ Mint, NZ Post|

Movie & TV coin roundup for late November and there's bullion, and Captain Kirk launches Star Trek into the Chibiverse Round-up number six has come round sooner than we expected, or wanted, to be honest, but there's no escaping the fact the genre is on a roll at the moment. At least we have some neat [...]

Fellowship of the Ring Movie 20th bullion (2021 NZ Post/APMEX)

By |2021-09-10T17:13:27+01:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, New Zealand|

Considered an absolute tour-de-force of the fantasy movie genre, Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is now 20 years old, and in a rare occurence, the New Zealand Post is issuing, in partnership with APMEX, a silver bullion coin to celebrate. The movie, and its sequels, were filmed in Jackson's native [...]

NEW ZEALAND KAKA (2020, New Zealand, NZ Post)

By |2020-08-20T23:20:59+01:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

Raised in an ecosystem subject to almost total isolation from the rest of the world for the best part of 800 million years, the Kākā is a parrot that retains primitive features lost in almost all other parrots on the planet. Growing to around 45 cm in length and 450 grams in weight, this arboreal bird with [...]

New Zealand issues its first denominated silver bullion coin with the debut of the Crested Penguin

By |2020-06-23T11:42:26+01:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

Bullion coins denominated in the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) are not exactly rare. Coins issues for the island nation of Niue, one familiar to coin collectors everywhere, have been a thing for years, but none of those NZD coins were ever issued for New Zealand. Until now. The New Zealand Post (the NZ Mint is a private mint, not actually [...]

The New Zealand Honey bee coin gets a sequel featuring the incredible Manuka Honey

By |2018-02-20T22:27:13+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

The New Zealand Honey bee coin gets a sequel featuring the incredible Manuka Honey The buzz is back with the New Zealand Post finally releasing a sequel to the pretty cool hexagonal Honey Bee coin from 2016. A popular coin that sold out its 1,500 mintage very quickly, we were surprised there was [...]

New silver coin from Niue marks 25 years since Jurassic Park amazed moviegoers

By |2018-01-08T14:48:07+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Mint|

New silver coin from Niue marks 25 years since Jurassic Park amazed moviegoers Few movies have turned heads like Jurassic Park did on its release in 1992. The simple story of a theme park gone awry, the use of state-of-the-art CGI (Computer Generated Imaging) for the rendering of the dinosaurs lifted it [...]

New Zealand issues a Sperm Whale proof silver coin with blue enamel highlighting

By |2017-10-19T19:41:09+01:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

New Zealand issues a Sperm Whale proof silver coin with blue enamel highlighting The New Zealand Post has issued its latest $1 proof silver coin and chosen one of the largest animals on the face of the earth as its subject. Relatively common in the waters around New Zealand, this huge whale [...]

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant

By |2017-10-17T10:05:21+01:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant With proof versions of the Kiwi series having been released since way back in 1990, it's fair to say that it's picked up a few fans along the way. It's that time of the year when [...]

British Lions rugby team is off to New Zealand and the NZ Post marks it with a new silver coin

By |2017-05-10T13:25:19+01:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Sport, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

British Lions rugby team is off to New Zealand and the NZ Post marks it with a new silver coin One of those sports that is hugely popular amongst Commonwealth countries, rugby continues to grow in viewership worldwide. The Rugby World Cup back in 2015 attracted numismatic interest, indeed the Monnaie de [...]

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