Niue Island

July, 2019

Murderous Moggies weekend: Disney’s classic Lion King adorns the NZ Mints latest bullion coin

By |2019-07-13T18:56:31+01:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Murderous Moggies weekend: Disney's classic Lion King adorns the NZ Mints latest bullion coin Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse, Stormtroopers, and Scrooge McDuck, have all featured on bullion coins from that king of the popular culture licence, the New Zealand Mint. They've been mining the extensive Disney catalogue for a few years now, but they've preferred to stick to the older stuff as far as classic Disney is [...]

Masterpieces from the history of fine art are reproduced in the Treasures of the World coin series

By |2019-07-08T14:12:45+01:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Masterpieces from the history of fine art are reproduced in the Treasures of the World coin series A pretty common choice of subject for modern coins, fine art will always have a place, timeless as it is. In recent years we've seen some very nice series of coins, with Gustav Klimt seemingly a favourite, although the Mona Lisa has adorned many a gold or silver coin as [...]

Czech Mint’s celebration of Leonardo’s engineering talents continues with the machine gun

By |2019-07-03T23:03:56+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, People, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint's celebration of Leonardo's engineering talents continues with the machine gun The Asamat Baltaev penned series of proof silver coins celebrating the engineering genius of Leonardo da Vinci now sees the third of the four coins making its debut. You can read more about the series in our original article, but we only had a pencil drawing of this coin back then. Fortunately, that has now changed [...]

Fresh releases bring the meteorite coin genre back to the fore, including one made of it!

By |2019-07-02T16:03:12+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Mint21, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Fresh releases bring the meteorite coin genre back to the fore, including one made of it! The meteorite coin genre has seen a few new releases lately, so it's time for a round-up of the best four of them to hit the market this quarter. Coins like this are favourites of ours, combining a good realisation of the actual natural phenomena, with pieces of real meteorite embedded [...]

Biblical series hits the half way mark of its six-coin 2019 schedule with ‘The First Born Slain’

By |2019-06-30T13:26:58+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Biblical series hits the half way mark of its six-coin 2019 schedule with 'The First Born Slain' Three coins in on the six coin 2019 release schedule, and just three more issues shy of the half way mark in their epic ten-year programme, Scottsdale have added the 27th of their Biblical Series of 2oz silver coins to the range. The coins take their design from a series of woodcut illustrations [...]

June, 2019

Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, is the latest deity to adorn a superb Mint of Poland coin

By |2019-06-26T07:06:20+01:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, is the latest deity to adorn a superb Mint of Poland coin Joining one of the most impressive lineups in modern numismatics, the Mint of Poland and Numiartis are releasing the first in a new series of ancient mythology coins called itGoddesses. Showcasing the more influential female characters in the pantheons of old, the series will be instantly recognisable to [...]

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates

By |2019-06-25T15:09:48+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates Despite the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it's probably fair to say that Batman remains the most well known and iconic superhero in popular culture today. Appearing in multiple blockbuster movies, often of outstanding quality, various television series, books and, of course, thousands of comic books, the [...]

Exclusive first look at the Norse Dragon coin, the second in Numiartis’ stunning high relief series

By |2019-06-17T16:53:48+01:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Exclusive first look at the Norse Dragon coin, the second in Numiartis' stunning high relief series A little unusual amongst the many series featuring ancient mythological subjects, Numiartis launched a quite beautiful Chinese dragon coin late last year. Now, we know dragons are hardly a rare subject in the numismatic world, but taking the new standards of design and strike that are exemplifying this genre of late [...]

A gold coin joins the Czech Mints superb silver series celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th

By |2019-06-13T18:58:05+01:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, People, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

A gold coin joins the Czech Mints superb silver series celebrating Leonardo da Vinci's 500th The numismatic commemorations marking the half-millennium since Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci died, continue apace, with another new addition from the Czech Mint. This prolific mint produces some really fine designs and the four-coin silver series featuring Leonardo's military engineering ideas is a beautiful example of them. That series is half way [...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series

By |2019-06-10T16:42:26+01:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series Star Wars poster coins have been a good seller for the NZ Mint, with early coins seemingly attracting some appreciation on the after market, but The Last Jedi here represents the penultimate movie to get an issue. Only the last in the multi decade spanning series, called Episode IX: The [...]

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