Solomon Islands

June, 2019

PAMP sticks its toes in the water with the first Hunters of the Deep shark-shaped coin

By |2019-06-20T21:47:11+01:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

PAMP sticks its toes in the water with the first Hunters of the Deep shark-shaped coin After a fairly quiet period, PAMP is back with the debut of a new series of shaped coins called Hunters of the Deep. That's a title that immediately makes you think of sharks and they are indeed the subject of choice for the first three issues at least. Shaped coins differ [...]

February, 2019

MDM@WMF: Translucent Treasures 5oz silver coin series commences with the iconic Eiffel Tower

By |2019-02-08T19:00:28+01:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Inserts, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM@WMF: Translucent Treasures 5oz silver coin series commences with the iconic Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower in Paris, despite its popularity, hasn't been an overly used subject in the modern coin world. The Monnaie de Paris has featured it, of course, and the British Pobjoy Mint produced an unusual piece actually shaped like the monument back in 2014, but in general, it doesn't appear anywhere near as [...]

August, 2018

The original Seven Wonders of the World are immortalised on a gold foil

By |2018-08-26T23:56:35+01:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, History, Gold, MDM, Solomon Islands|

The original Seven Wonders of the World are immortalised on a gold foil set from MDM Is there anything cooler in architecture than the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?  Of course there isn't. While modern structures surpass them in scale and outrageous design, these structures were built in a time before digital and electrical technology had even been imagined. Breathtaking in design and pushing every ounce [...]

Neil Armstrong goes coin hunting on the moon and finds MDM’s new 50th anniversary range

By |2018-08-22T17:00:11+01:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, Inserts, Barbados, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Neil Armstrong goes coin hunting on the moon and finds MDM's new 50th anniversary range One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. With these words, astronaut Neil Armstrong opened up the next phase in human exploration by stepping from the Apollo 11 lunar lander onto the surface of the Moon. Joined 20 minutes later by Buzz Aldrin, and watched overhead by designated driver, [...]

May, 2018

MDM issue a ten silver coin set following the adventures of the classic Greek hero Odysseus

By |2018-05-10T21:37:42+01:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM issue a ten silver coin set following the adventures of the classic Greek hero Odysseus After the nine-coin Norse Gods series released in 2016 and the excellent Roman Gladiators series in 2017, MDM have launched a new ten-coin set for 2018 with the similar setting of the classical ancient world. Instead of featuring gods or types of gladiator, this set follows the story of the legendary [...]

December, 2017

MDM celebrate the celebration with a Mexican Wave inspired proof silver coin

By |2017-12-13T16:20:08+01:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Sport, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM celebrate the celebration with a Mexican Wave inspired proof silver coin The biggest sporting extravaganza on the planet and one loved with a passion by more people in more countries than any other tournament, the FIFA World Cup arrives in Russia next June for what will be the most watched event of the year. Like the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, lots of countries [...]

September, 2017

Legendary German storytellers, the Brothers Grimm, celebrated on a kilo of fine silver

By |2017-09-09T23:02:18+01:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, MNI, Solomon Islands|

Legendary German storytellers, the Brothers Grimm, celebrated on a kilo of fine silver A new coin starting to ship soon from European producer, Modern Numismatics International (MNI), is a typical example of their output. Known for some multi-piece coloured silver coin sets that combine to make a large image, this new limited-edition coloured kilo coin is relatively sedate by their standards, but not by those of other [...]

June, 2017

Excellent Roman gladiator eight-coin series wraps up with venue and custom designs

By |2017-06-29T18:23:19+01:00June 29th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Excellent Roman gladiator eight-coin series wraps up with venue and custom designs The last pair of coins in what we think is a superb series called Roman Gladiators has finally been revealed and feature subjects a little different than the first six. Like you we were wondering which of the many classes of gladiator would appear, but having already covered the main ones, MDM made the smart [...]

Beast and trident fighters feature on the third pair of Gladiator coins in MDM’s fine silver series

By |2017-06-09T13:52:52+01:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Beast and trident fighters feature on the third pair of Gladiator coins in MDM's fine silver series MDM's series of eight coins featuring some of the most popular types of fighting styles in the Ancient Roman gladiatorial world continues with the release of the third pair. Ostensibly the sequel to the nine-coin Norse Gods series released in 2016, this series features a very similar style of artwork [...]

May, 2017

MDM wraps up its Myths and Legends five-coin silver series with the Sea Monster

By |2017-05-13T15:51:15+01:00May 13th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Quick Look, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM wraps up its Myths and Legends five-coin silver series with the Sea Monster A five coin series from German dealer and coin producer MDM, Myths and Legends is a quick run through some of the most recognisable inhabitants of the mythical world. The first two coins were released last November (Griffin, Mermaid) and the second pair launched in February (Wizard, Phoenix), so this new Sea Monster [...]

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