Titanic shaped five-ounce silver coin (2022 MDM Wholesale)

By |2022-04-28T17:32:32+01:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

As is typical, a day after we went live with our look at a pair of Titanic anniversary coins, another interesting issue was released, this time by MDM in Germany. It's a cool piece, worthy of coverage, so while the topic is still fresh in our minds, here it is. This is a five ounce silver issue, and fits [...]

Fender Stratocaster in Surf Green silver coin (2022 MTB/PAMP)

By |2022-04-26T23:29:22+01:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

MTB/PAMP are returning to their hit Fender licence with a revival of the two-coin guitar-shaped series that finished in July last year. That series consisted of a one-ounce Stratocaster, and a one-ounce Telecaster guitar. They appeared to sell very quickly indeed, and in conjunction with a small range of solid silver guitar picks, have picked up quite [...]

Animals of Africa – Elephant silver coin (2021 MTB/PAMP)

By |2022-01-25T18:48:09+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

The third coin in PAMP/MTB's 'Animals of Africa' shaped silver coins is now available. Following the Nile Crocodile and the African Lion, the African Elephant is formed in an ounce of 0.9999 silver, and reaches out to a decent 42 mm in size. It's actually an impressive coin, showing clear advances, especially the very small border, over earlier [...]

In a change from it’s current deadly wildlife, the Royal Australian Mint looks to extinct deadly wildlife for a coin..

By |2022-01-06T13:07:12+00:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint, Solomon Islands|

In a change from it's current deadly wildlife, the Royal Australian Mint looks to extinct deadly wildlife for a coin.. Australian coin producers have built their businesses on mining the highly unusual national fauna for inspiration. Surely the strangest and most varies ecosystem on the planet, you can see why coins featuring it have been [...]

Retrofuturism is the subject of MTB/PAMP’s latest shaped coin series, a stylish nod to the Golden Age of sci-fi

By |2021-11-22T14:54:39+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

Retrofuturism is the subject of MTB/PAMP's latest shaped coin series, a stylish nod to the Golden Age of sci-fi Who doesn't long for a simpler time? The modern world bombards us on a daily basis with reams of information requiring attention, constant floods of news, often negative (because that's what a news media transitioned from [...]

The Royal Australian Mint’s ‘Pirate Queen’s’ bullion series continues with the legendary Ching Shih

By |2021-11-19T21:05:06+00:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint, Solomon Islands|

The Royal Australian Mint's 'Pirate Queen's' bullion series continues with the legendary Ching Shih It didn't take long for the Royal Australian Mint to replace it's neat inverted triangular shipwreck series with something equally nautical, as in July of this year they debuted the first 'Pirate Queen's' bullion coin. That debut featured the well-known Anne Bonny, [...]

Christmas Elf PEZ set (2021 MTB/PAMP)

By |2021-10-31T20:01:13+00:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

One of the more unusual, and judging by the rapid sell-outs, one of the more popular concepts of the last couple of years has been MTB-PAMP's range of PEZ homages. For those unfamiliar, the little hard candy treats have been a thing for literally decades, with the unique selling point being the tremendous range of plastic dispensers [...]

MDM Week (5/5): We round up the week with a look at MDM’s latest Harry Potter licenced coins, from mini-gold to max-silver

By |2021-10-08T21:56:00+01:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Djibouti, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM Week: We round up the week with a look at MDM's latest Harry Potter licenced coins, from mini-gold to maxi-silver We're rounding out our catch-up of MDM issues with a collation of some of their recent Harry Potter releases. It's hard keeping track of just who has Potter rights these days, with the NZ Mint, the [...]

Giants of the Galapagos: Giant Tortoise (2021 MTB/PAMP)

By |2021-10-04T13:38:43+01:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

Popular MTB/PAMP nature series, 'Giants of the Galapagos', finally debuts its last coin in the series and it's that sports car of the animal world, the Giant Tortoise. This has been a three coin series and are semi-shaped in that they are fundamentally geometric, in this case round, but have elements that extend beyond that. They're nice [...]

MDM Week (1/5): Tutankhamun, the boy pharoah, was discovered a century ago and the coin world marks the anniversary

By |2021-10-04T09:18:14+01:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Djibouti, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM Week: Tutankhamun, the boy pharoah, was discovered a century ago and the coin world marks the anniversary It's incredible to believe that a relatively minor pharoah, one that was sickly and died at under 20 years old, and one that was buried in the smallest pharoah's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, would [...]

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