OBI-WAN KENOBI & DAISY DUCK CHIBI (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-06-16T23:55:32+01:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Time for the first batch of Chibi coins for June and perennial Star Wars favourite Obi Wan Kenobi undoubtedly takes pride of place. The Star Wars sub-series has easily been the best selling to date, so its no surprise to find out this one is already pretty unobtainable. If you can pick one up, its bound to be [...]

World Coin Appreciation brings the micropuzzle coin concept to the affordable market with a striking copper/silver hybrid

By |2021-06-19T17:20:06+01:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: World Coin Appreciation, Art & Literature, Coloured, Copper, Silver, Niue Island|

World Coin Appreciation brings the micropuzzle coin concept to the affordable market with a striking copper/silver hybrid It was Powercoin that debuted the micropuzzle style of coin design. Take a famous piece of art and make it look like a part-completed puzzle through the judicious use of fine detail minting. It sounds like something that CIT/BH [...]

MICKEY & GOOFY BULLION (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-06-11T13:34:13+01:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint are, through US dealer APMEX, today launching their latest Disney themed bullion coin - the 14th to date. There are several undefined, but themed series running through this range and the coin we're looking at here is one of the 'Mickey &' issues. Depicting Mickey Mouse and Goofy, it fits in with the [...]

THE MINIONS: STUART SHAPED COIN (2021 The Coin Company)

By |2021-06-01T17:11:24+01:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, The Coin Company|

One of the greatest animated creations of all time, in my view, The Minions, a group of seemingly immortal 'henchmen' for the most evil person on the planet, have starred in multiple smash-hit movies over the last decade or so. Bright yellow, short and with a distinctive language all of their own, their misadventures have proven hugely [...]

HARRY POTTER & THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE POSTER COIN (2021 NZ MINT)

By |2021-05-28T15:24:24+01:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

We haven't covered these for a while, so here's a heads up that the sixth Harry Potter movie poster coin, Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince, is now available from the New Zealand Mint. These one ounce proof silver coins feature a colour reproduction of the movie poster used to advertise it on its debut release. [...]

WONDER WOMAN 1984 & MINNIE MOUSE CHIBI (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-05-25T01:40:13+01:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

More Chibi coins today and the late May pair extends the fledgling Disney sub-series, 'Mickey & Friends' with a second issue, Minnie. The more interesting of the pair is the debut of yet another new series, and one we're not sure warrants it. Wonder Woman 84 seems quite a niche subject for a seperate series. We'd have [...]

Four Heavenly Kings coin series continues with Chiguotian, the King of the East, and the’Upholder of the Nation’

By |2021-05-21T22:24:14+01:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Four Heavenly Kings coin series continues with Chiguotian, the King of the East, and the'Upholder of the Nation' Last year, Pela-Coins and the Mint of Poland released the first of their 'Four Heavenly Kings' silver coins. Each of the kings guards one of the major compass directions, and the first coin featured Duowentian, the leader of [...]

Exclusive first look at Freydif Eiriksdottir, a superb silver coin starring the Viking daughter of Erik the Red

By |2021-05-20T15:33:54+01:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive first look at Freydif Eiriksdottir, a superb silver coin starring the daughter of Viking legend, Erik the Red The Saga of the Greenlanders is an old Norse text from the 13th century that portrayes event from 970-1030, tells the tale of Leif Erikson's journeys to Greenland and North America. Erik the Red (Erikson's father) had a [...]

The 3,000 year old Chinese Sanxingdui culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations

By |2021-05-17T13:37:01+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island|

The 3,000+ year old Chinese Shu culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations Stretching back in time deeper than the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, and the Emperors, is the ancient Shu Kingdom. While much of it is still shrouded in mystery, the 1986 discovery of a major site in [...]

THE MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-05-15T17:12:42+01:00May 15th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Mandalorian coloured silver coin series from the New Zealand Mint seems to have been a good seller, no surprise given the huge popularity of the TV series. The star of the show to date is without question 'The Child', also known as Grogu, or Baby Yoda (which it isn't), so it's a surprise that we're four coins [...]

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