DC COMICS: GREEN LANTERN CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-10-10T20:25:09+01:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Back for our weekly dive into chibi-land, this time it is the turn of DC Comics legend, Green Lantern to do the honours. A terrific little coin, complete with emerald ring, it will join Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash in the range to date, although more are coming. A 2,000 mintage and 1oz fine silver weight [...]

WIZARDING UNIVERSE: RON WEASLEY CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-10-10T19:59:38+01:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

After a weeks break, the New Zealand Mint's Chibi coin tsunami continues apace. This weeks issue is the eighth overall, and the third to take a dip into J.K. Rowling's inventive 'Harry Potterverse'. We get the impression that the DC Comics and Star Wars Chibi series are a bit more popular, probably because the Potter characters are [...]

DINOSAURS: 04 STEGOSAURUS ( NEW ZEALAND MINT)

By |2020-10-05T13:00:49+01:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's journey through the ever-popular world of prehistoric life continues with the release of their fourth 'Dinosaurs' coin. Following Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and a Pterodactyl (despite it not being a dinosaur...), is Stegosaurus. The mint has a knack of picking the most well known and popular species and there are plenty of others left unpicked, [...]

STAR WARS CHEWBACCA CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-28T00:40:34+01:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Our weekly dive into the New Zealand Mints super rapid release schedule of Chibi coins in the run up to Christmas, continues. This week it's the turn of Star Wars to get its second issue. Darth Vader kicked it off and Chewbacca now carries the torch for the tarnished movie franchise.It's another cool design, clearly aimed at a [...]

Hercules is back on a high relief silver coin depicting the fourth of his epic twelve tasks of ancient lore

By |2020-09-26T19:58:45+01:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hercules is back on a high relief silver coin depicting the fourth of his epic twelve tasks of ancient lore A super theme for a coin series, the fabled Twelve Tasks of Hercules are one of the greatest stories of many that litter the world of Ancient Greek mythology. They were certainly an imaginative lot! The beauty [...]

China’s epic Five Tiger Generals is the subject of an equally epic new silver coin series from Numiartis

By |2020-09-25T15:51:14+01:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

China's epic Five Tiger Generals is the subject of an equally epic new silver coin series from Numiartis The early signs of post-Covid19 (season 1) activity continue in the coin worldsancient world themed issues with the latest release from Numiartis. Producers, in collaboration with CIT/BH Mayer or the Mint of Poland, of some quite beautiful coins, [...]

DC COMICS THE FLASH CHIBI (2020, NZ MINT)

By |2020-09-21T18:08:14+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's latest Chibi coin is here, and with another ten due to drop before the end of 2020, it's a place we'll obviously visiting pretty often (we like these!). Based on the Japanese big-headed 'Super-deformed; cultural style, they reinterprete characters from three of the mints big franchises - DC Comics, Harry Potter, and Star [...]

Mint of Poland’s Woman Warrior series moves North from the Greek Amazons to the Norse Valkyrie

By |2020-09-18T21:40:49+01:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland's Woman Warrior series moves North from the Greek Amazons to the Norse Valkyrie After several months of a covid-caused lack of activity, the Mint of Poland is back with the newest entry in their superb 2oz selection of ancient mythology and history themed coins. The new release we're looking at today is [...]

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN POSTER (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-14T14:17:29+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Harry Potter behemoth is back in the coin world with the release of the third movie poster coin in the New Zealand Mints series of seven. Having its premiere in 2004, the movie went on to gross $796.7 million worldwide, and picked up a pair of Oscar nominations on the way. A darker movie than the [...]

AMBER SCARABEUS ANTIQUED (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-09-07T11:50:55+01:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A long running seriesof 17.50 gram silver coins that debuted in 2015, the Mint of Poland's Scarabaeus series reproduces one of the biggest icons in Ancient Egyptian culture - the scarab beetle. This series is a little different from most commemorative ranges in that rather than have a basic design that changes every year, they have a [...]

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