The skull & crossbones returns with Anne Bonny, the first of the Royal Australian Mint’s ‘Pirate Queens’

By |2021-07-19T10:04:29+01:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint, Solomon Islands|

The skull & crossbones returns with Anne Bonny, the first of the Royal Australian Mint’s ‘Pirate Queens’ Just like the movie industry, it seems what's in vogue comes in waves, and one of the current subjects that seem to crop up in the bullion coin market has been the world of pirates and old sailing [...]

Ocean Predators: Polar Bear (2021 MTB/PAMP)

By |2021-07-08T18:39:52+01:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

After what seems like a longer than expected wait, the next in MTB/PAMP's next 'Ocean Predators' series is released today. Following the Great White Shark, the second coin takes a right turn into mammalia with the powerful Polar Bear doing the honours. The producer has had some considerable success with a mix of series featuring coins that [...]

MDM and the Solomon Islands release a three silver coin set showcasing our favourite subject – Dinosaurs!

By |2021-06-15T15:36:25+01:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Nature, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM and the Solomon Islands release a three silver coin set showcasing our favourite subject - Dinosaurs! You can never have enough dinosaur coins, in my view, so we're always pleased to see something new. This time, it's German producer MDM doing the honours with an all new three-coin set of one ounce fine silver coins. [...]

Thor’s legendary weapon of choice, Mjolnir, is reproduced in miniature for MDM’s latest dimensional silver coin

By |2021-05-12T11:49:57+01:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Movies & TV, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Thor's legendary weapon of choice, Mjolnir, is reproduced in miniature for MDM's latest dimensional silver coin We could describe how the story of Mjolnir, the famed weapon of choice of the Norse Thunder God Thor, was first told in Skáldskaparmál from Snorri’s Edda. Of how it was forged as the result of a bet between Loki, Sindri, [...]

Let ’em roll! LPM and the Solomon Islands launch the worlds first silver Dice coin

By |2021-04-07T23:51:10+01:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Coloured, Sport, Silver, Solomon Islands|

Let 'em roll! LPM and the Solomon Islands launch the worlds first silver Dice coin The release of coins in weird and unusual shapes continues apace with LPM adding this two-ounce silver dice coin to the mix. We can't really wax lyrical about a dice, except that its origins are not fully known, but date back [...]

OCEAN PREDATORS – GREAT WHITE SHARK (2021 MTB/PAMP)

By |2021-02-02T19:40:47+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

It seems PAMP/MTB are continuing to stake out their claim to the more unusually shaped coins after a 2020 that saw PEZ, Giants of the Galapagos Islands, and Hunters of the Sky/Deep. We've already had Sweethearts and Fender guitar picks, so it's of little surprise to see the Galapagos series style  appear with a new subject for [...]

None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM’s new shaped silver coin

By |2020-11-23T22:02:37+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM's new shaped silver coin Who doesn't love the Spartans? Nobody should really. A quite distorted society, a rabid superiority complex and a negative influence on peace in the Greek region, Sparta nevertheless deserves respect for its single-minded pursuit of excellence in the field [...]

Santa season continues with PAMP’s latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character

By |2020-11-18T18:33:31+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

Santa season continues with PAMP's latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character Every year sees a good mix of Christmas coins from various national and independent mints, and most of them have Santa Claus in the design in one form or another. We don't usually cover many of these as they seem to appeal to [...]

The giant creatures of the Galapagos feature on PAMP’s new shaped silver coin series

By |2021-06-16T14:54:34+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

The giant creatures of the Galapagos feature on PAMP’s new shaped silver coin series We see a huge variety in the shape of coins these days, going hand in hand with technological improvements in the minting process. Shaped dimensional coins have been a particularly impressive genre of late, with CIT, Numiscollect and the Mint of Poland [...]

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