Niue Island

June, 2019

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

By |2019-06-14T13:01:27+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 and applying [...]

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 [...]

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.

By |2019-06-07T07:42:05+01:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, Gilded, Military, Gold, Silver, Canada, France, Gibraltar, Niue Island, Tanzania, United Kingdom|

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by [...]

Australia’s most iconic animal joins the Platypus in Downies Australia by Night coin series

By |2019-06-05T21:38:35+01:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Australia's most iconic animal joins the Platypus in Downies Australia by Night coin series Back after its debut last year, Downies 'Australia at Night' series takes another darkened look at the weird and wonderful wildlife of this southern continent. The first issue had a fine look at the Platypus, the Donald Duck/Mickey Mouse hybrid that is quite unlike anything else out there. Finished in 'Black proof'  the [...]

The tragic-heroic tale of Prometheus forms the basis of the Mint of Poland’s latest Ancient Myth coin

By |2019-06-04T16:18:04+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The tragic-heroic tale of Prometheus forms the basis of the Mint of Poland's latest Ancient Myth coin Continuing with their impressive track record of premium coins showcasing themes from the ancient world, the Mint of Poland has now launched the third in its 'Ancient Myths' series. Of course, it's another beautiful issue, and again, we're going to look like we're on the payroll as we give our [...]

The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin

By |2019-06-03T17:49:05+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Science, Silver, BH Mayer, Niue Island|

The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin It's been a little quieter on the astronomy coin front of late. Fewer series seem to be ongoing and individual releases are not appearing in the numbers they were a few years ago, but what is coming on to the market is maintaining the high quality the genre is known for. [...]

A new series from the Mint of Poland, and additions to two others expand their ancient world selection

By |2019-06-02T20:12:13+01:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Military, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A new series from the Mint of Poland, and additions to two others expand their ancient world selection The darling of the coin world at the moment, the Mint of Poland's' various series of antiqued 2oz ancient themed issues are setting new standards for consistent high quality. While struck by the mint, they are often issued and/or distributed by third parties, but they do release some of them [...]

May, 2019

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint

By |2019-05-31T12:32:48+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint A little off our usual beaten track, but here's the New Zealand Mint's latest silver miniature. Last August the mint launched a whole range of coins to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. In amongst the goodies was a cast silver sculpture of the iconic rodent. Standing around 9 cm in height, [...]

Mint of Poland sneaks around the Medieval Middle East with its new Assassins silver coin

By |2019-06-01T12:00:25+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland sneaks around the Medieval Middle East with its new Assassins silver coin There are no shortage of ultra-cool and very high quality high-relief coins from the Mint of Poland that are themed around ancient times, so many in fact that we feel one of our new Thematic Guides coming on, but most look at the fantastical parts of the cultures of the times. This [...]

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