Patronus 01: Harry Potter 1oz silver coin (2024 New Zealand Mint)

By |2024-05-31T13:31:16+01:00May 31st, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Another new series of Harry Potter coins has joined the New Zealand Mint's copious range, and it's in their popular one-ounce rectangular format. Joining the film posters, and the Magical Creatures, this series is titled 'Patronus'. Apparently, a Patronus is a magical guardian that a wizard can summon to ward off Dementors. Each coin will depict the character, [...]

Silver foil coins are back in style with a 12-piece Zodiac Series from eDonnaDesign inspired by Czech artist, Alphonse Mucha

By |2024-05-30T00:01:25+01:00May 30th, 2024|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, eDonnaDesign|

Silver foil coins are back in style with a 12-piece Zodiac Series from eDonnaDesign inspired by Czech artist, Alphonse Mucha It was only a few years ago that we started to see a big uptick in the number of silver foils being released, and almost as suddenly, they tapered off. We have a collection of Foil [...]

World Coin Appreciation, the Chinese producer of a diverse range of numismatics, continues with another batch of eclectic releases

By |2024-05-29T12:38:21+01:00May 29th, 2024|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

World Coin Appreciation, the Chinese producer of a diverse range of numismatics, continues with another batch of eclectic releases World Coin Appreciation is one of those producers that likes to experiment. We've had coins shaped like cassette tapes, three millennia old Chinese masks, painted skateboards, and iconic German pistols, along with some more traditional pieces. They've [...]

The Royal Mint’s seven-issue celebratory journey through six decades of James Bond continues with the 2000s, and Die Another Day

By |2024-05-28T14:56:55+01:00May 28th, 2024|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's seven-issue celebratory journey through six decades of James Bond continues with the 2000s, and Die Another Day The fifth release in the Royal Mint's seven-issue romp through the James Bond movies launches today, and features the 2000s. Each of the seven issues showcases one of the most memorable vehicles from each decade the [...]

Rounding out a week for the foodie, MDM cook up a pretzel shaped silver coin

By |2024-05-24T19:21:45+01:00May 24th, 2024|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Samoa|

Rounding out a week for the foodie, MDM cook up a pretzel shaped silver coin It's turned into a bit of a food coin week, with a pink iced donut kicking it off, and a buffalo wing earlier today, so we thought we had time to sneak in one more, so enter MDM Wholesale with [...]

Melbourne Coin Company celebrates 60 years of the iconic Buffalo Wing with a half-ounce silver shaped coin

By |2024-06-02T18:42:37+01:00May 24th, 2024|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Melbourne Coin Co., Niue Island|

Melbourne Coin Company celebrates 60 years of the iconic Buffalo Wing with a half-ounce silver shaped coin There are many stories about the creation of the iconic buffalo wing, none more endearing than the tale that they were created by Teresa Bellissimo in 1964. She owned the Anchor Bay, in Buffalo, New York with her [...]

Eastern Caribbean 8: Anguilla gold and silver bullion coins (2023 Scottsdale Mint)

By |2024-05-23T13:40:00+01:00May 23rd, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Anguilla, Bullion, Gold, Sport, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Along with the Montserrat coin came the issue for Anguilla. Regular readers will know of my affinity for this island, having lived and worked there in 2005/6, so it's great to see a coin capture the place so well. The boat races around the island (it isn't a big place) were a highlight of the annual calendar, [...]

Eastern Caribbean 8: Montserrat gold and silver bullion coins (2023 Scottsdale Mint)

By |2024-05-23T12:43:29+01:00May 23rd, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Montserrat, Scottsdale Mint|

We recently covered the second pair of coins in Scottsdale Mint's eight-coin Eastern Caribbean 8 programme for 2023, the sixth annual run through this beautiful region of the world. This is the fifth of them, and is for the island of Montserrat, famous for an active volcano that sometimes like to try and kill everyone, the last [...]

Emporium Hamburg’s World’s Wildlife series returns with a Peregrine Falcon in proof and bullion form

By |2024-05-22T20:47:15+01:00May 22nd, 2024|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Silver, Congo, Emporium Hamburg|

Emporium Hamburg's World's Wildlife series returns with a Peregrine Falcon in proof and bullion form Emporium Hamburg has a fine history when it comes to bullion coins, with such staples of the bullion calendar as the Somali Elephant, Prehistoric Life, the African Leopard, and World's Wildlife in their repertoire. It's the last of those that [...]

Rogue’s Island Mint joins the food coin genre with the launch of a cleverly shaped donut coin

By |2024-05-21T22:01:03+01:00May 21st, 2024|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Rogues Island Mint|

Rogue's Island Mint joins the food coin genre with the launch of a cleverly shaped donut coin Of all the genres in modern numismatics, perhaps food has brought the most unusual ideas to the party. We've had scratch-and-sniff pizza, a bowl of instant noodles, Haribo Bears, and a $130,000 fried egg, for example, and now Rogue's [...]

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