How smart is your coin? Bet it isn’t as smart as MDM’s dimensional ‘The Brain’ coin from Samoa.

By |2022-05-12T00:08:17+01:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Nature, Silver, MDM, Samoa|

How smart is your coin? Bet it isn't as smart as MDM's dimensional 'The Brain' coin from Samoa. The last few years have seen an impressive uptick, not just in numbers, but also in the complexity of fully dimensional coins. I think the first truly breakout design was the Mint of Poland's pretty Fortuna Redux coin, [...]

Lord of the Rings silver coin note (2021 MDM)

By |2021-12-27T17:03:27+00:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Samoa|

Silver coin notes enjoyed a big flurry of activity just a couple of years ago, headed by the New Zealand Mint and, to a lesser extent, CIT. For a short time, it looked like they were going to be huge, but interest tapered off quickly, resulting in a sparse release schedule these days. That's a shame, [...]

Steve McQueen, a movie legend and the epitome of cool, gets his own epically cool bullion coin

By |2021-12-14T00:05:15+00:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, People, Silver, Samoa|

Steve McQueen, a movie legend and the epitome of cool, gets his own epically cool bullion coin Like James Dean, Steve McQueen became one of those film legends that burned brightly, but had their light extinguished before their time. Throughout the 60's and early 70's, McQueen and his anti-hero persona, grew into one of the biggest [...]

Scottsdale Mint debuts the fourth in its annual Samoan Seahorse silver bullion coin programme

By |2021-11-30T11:38:58+00:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Samoa, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint debuts the fourth in its annual Samoan Seahorse silver bullion coin programme Today sees the return of one of Scottsdale Mint's numerous bullion coin series, and in our view, one of the best of them. The Samoan Seahorse debuted in 2018 with a brilliant uncirculated silver coin, changing in 2019 to a dual offering [...]

Okay, this is where thing get really weird. MDM debut their silver coin celebration of a century of Haribo

By |2021-11-26T13:33:12+00:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, MDM, Samoa|

Okay, this is where thing get really weird. MDM debut their silver coin celebration of a century of Haribo Everyone knows the Haribo Goldbear, and now it joins that other perennial favourite of the confectionary world, PEZ, in having its long-running existence celebrated in silver. It was a hundred years ago that this mix of, sometimes [...]

Scottsdale launches a new silver bullion coin for Samoa with two finishes – the Pacific Mermaid

By |2021-11-02T21:35:49+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Samoa, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale launches a new silver bullion coin for Samoa with two finishes - the Pacific Mermaid Copious and inventive bullion coin producer, Scottsdale Mint, is returning to the Pacific Ocean with a new one-ounce silver bullion coin - Pacific Mermaid. The mint has a long history with the region and the aquatic 'wildlife', having issued many [...]

MDM Week (3/5): The Vikings continue their assault on the coin world with additions to three series

By |2021-10-07T00:25:03+01:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Cook Islands, MDM, Samoa|

MDM Week: The Vikings continue their assault on the coin world with additions to three series Everyone love a good Viking tale. From TV to coins, they've left an indelible cultural stamp on popular culture, and we've found ourselves covering many a fine release over the last few years. MDM are no stranger to the genre, [...]

Scottsdale Mint quantum leaps to 2024 with the (very) early launch of its first ‘Year of the Dragon’ coin

By |2021-06-08T09:27:42+01:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Samoa, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint quantum leaps to 2024 with the (very) early launch of its first 'Year of the Dragon' coin Yes, you haven't read that incorrectly, this really is a 2024 coin! Scottsdale Mint is getting a head start on the Year of the Dragon lunar market with the debut of its Samoan issue in gold. [...]

A Samurai mask of the Japanese feudal period launches LPM’s ‘Ancient Warriors’ series of dimensional silver coins

By |2021-05-17T00:55:54+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, LPM HK, Samoa|

A Samurai mask of the Japanese feudal period launches LPM's 'Ancient Warriors' series of dimensional silver coins Coin producers continue to be more adventurous when it comes to designs, and none more so than the increasingly popular dimensional format. Coins that are not just shaped for a subject in outline, but also with high-relief, sometimes on [...]

MDM encompasses the conflict between Heaven and Hell in an intricate new spherical filigree silver coin

By |2021-04-08T12:46:08+01:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gilded, Silver, MDM, Samoa|

MDM encompasses the conflict between Heaven and Hell in an intricate new spherical filigree silver coin There's little in literature more titanic than the battle between Heaven and Hell, so it's surprising that there aren't more coins designed around it. Obviously, religion is no stranger to the modern coin market - look at Scottsdales sixty coin, [...]

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