September, 2019

Star Wars annual weirdness returns with carol singing rebels on a new festive silver foil

By |2019-09-19T12:27:51+01:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars annual weirdness returns with carol singing rebels on a new festive silver foil With silver foils remaining popular and clearly here to stay, we're seeing a bit more variety in the styles and subjects than we were initially. The NZ Mint ae the biggest issuers of the relatively new format and have concentrated on movie posters and characters for their many licenced properties. There is [...]

Biblical Stories series from Scottsdale Mint continues on with Cast the First Stone

By |2019-09-18T14:27:18+01:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Biblical Stories series from Scottsdale Mint continues on with Cast the First Stone Now on its 28th release, Scottsdale Mint's epic Biblical Series of 2oz rimless, high-relief, antiqued silver coins has become a perennial fixture on the yearly numismatic calendar. The program is to issue six-coins annually over a period of ten years - so 60 coins in total.Drawing direct inspiration from the famed 19th century woodcut artist, Gustave Dore, [...]

Disney Classic returns with a homage to Mickey’s Mrs, Minnie Mouse, in gold and silver

By |2019-09-16T15:30:13+01:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney Classic returns with a homage to Mickey's Mrs, Minnie Mouse, in gold and silver Mickey Mouse, since his very first outing on the silver screen, has had a girlfriend. Minnie has accompanied the iconic rodent on his adventures for over 90 years since, and has appeared several times in the past in the New Zealand Mints copious selection of collectible gold and silver coins.This time out, she's getting [...]

Mint 21 adds the third century Ancient Chinese warlord Lu Bu to its range of high-relief silver coins

By |2019-09-09T14:02:36+01:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint 21 adds the third century Ancient Chinese warlord Lu Bu to its range of high-relief silver coins While the greatest volume of coins in the antiqued, high-relief ancient world coin genre are produced by the Mint of Poland, followed some way behind in numbers, although certainly not in quality, by Numiscollect, there are still others issuing coins that can hold their own against these established presences. Although relatively [...]

World Exclusive! The Great Khan gatecrashes the Mint of Polands mythology range with some hard history

By |2019-09-05T20:39:10+01:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

World Exclusive! The Great Khan gatecrashes the Mint of Poland's mythology range with some hard history The Mint of Poland continues, albeit at a slightly slower rate, to flesh out its stunning collection of antiqued high-relief coins featuring various aspects of the ancient world. One of the finest range of designs in modern numismatics, it's nevertheless becoming harder and harder to differentiate between the various series. One aspect of [...]

Disney bullion coins return for Donald Duck’s 85th birthday in gold and silver

By |2019-09-03T14:43:02+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney bullion coins return for Donald Duck's 85th birthday in gold and silver Even more so than Star Wars, the New Zealand Mint has issued multiple Disney bullion coin releases over the last few years. Starting with Steamboat Willie, we've seen a mix of designs from both the Mickey Mouse family, and from that of the dysfunctional duck, Donald and his kin. The mints latest issue is [...]

August, 2019

Captain Picard kicks off a new six-foil series featuring the Next-gen crew of the Enterprise-D

By |2019-08-27T12:12:27+01:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Captain Picard kicks off a new six-foil series featuring the Next-Gen crew of the Enterprise-D Star Trek in its many forms is no stranger to the modern collectible coin market. Initially the licence was run by the Perth Mint, who released several series over the next few years, and continue to do so. In the convoluted world of media licencing, however, the Royal Canadian Mint also started to [...]

Aladdin joins Sinbad and Ali Baba in the NZ Mint’s Legendary tales silver coin series

By |2019-08-22T13:32:56+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Aladdin joins Sinbad and Ali Baba in the NZ Mint's Legendary tales silver coin series Legendary Tales is a series of 1oz silver coins featuring some of the iconic stories told in that classic collection, Arabian Nights. We've already seen Sinbad, and Ali Baba brought to life, and now it's the turn of Aladdin - quite conveniently given the new blockbuster Will Smith movie version [...]

Darth Vader is back and going dimensional with the NZ Mint’s latest flagship coin

By |2019-08-19T02:27:57+01:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Vader is back, and going dimensional with the NZ Mint's latest flagship coin The Star Wars juggernaut has clearly been a big hit for the New Zealand Mint, and only the last six years we've seen a huge selection of coins covering all aspects of the movie universe. Encompassing bullion coins, large and small silver foils, coloured coins and a classic series of character coins, there's [...]

July, 2019

Darth Vader is back on a bullion coin for the third time and the mintages are lower

By |2019-07-31T14:22:58+01:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Vader is back on a bullion coin for the third time and the mintages are lower For the third year in succession, Darth Vader is putting in an appearance on his own bullion coin from Niue and the New Zealand Mint. The fifth Star Wars bullion coin overall, the series has stuck to a strict artistic style from its inception, and that remains true [...]

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