August, 2019

Homer Simpson bullion coin resurfaces in gold for a limited release from the Perth Mint

By |2019-08-12T22:09:48+01:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Homer Simpson bullion coin resurfaces in gold for a limited release from the Perth Mint Launched back in February, the Perth Mint brought the iconic Simpsons to its family of silver bullion coins with a very neat Homer and doughnut design, a coin we liked much more than the various proof efforts the mint has also issued. It's taken almost six months, but we finally [...]

Perth Mint August: Dragons, Eagles, Assassins, Flight, and a can of beer…

By |2019-08-06T01:22:52+01:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint August: Dragons, Eagles, Assassins, Flight, and a can of beer... Continuing the varied selection of the last couple of months, the Perth Mint's August offerings are again, a mix of commemorative versions of their core bullion ranges, and of their increasing move into the licenced popular culture market. That isn't a bad thing, especially in the case of the former. Five ounce high-relief variants of the [...]

Perth Mint kicks off its new Pirate-themed bullion coin series with Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge

By |2019-08-05T21:59:45+01:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint kicks off its new Pirate-themed bullion coin series with Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge Today sees a new bullion coin series appearing from the Perth Mint and distributed by US mega-dealer APMEX. Continuing  a recent trend diversifying the subjects away from animals to a wider selection, the subject of choice here is the fascinating world of pirates. Called Black Flag after the iconic pennant which pirates of [...]

July, 2019

Hulk Smash! Perth Mint’s Marvel Comics silver bullion series is seven issues old

By |2019-07-09T10:40:23+01:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Hulk Smash! Perth Mint's Marvel Comics silver bullion series is seven issues old While the Perth Mint seems to prefer its nature-themed bullion coins above all others, it's good to see variety and it's hard to be any more different from nature than Marvel Comics. Over the decades there's been quite literally hundreds and hundreds of different characters in a huge selection of comic books, [...]

Perth Mint does Egypt in its own unique style with a gold filled ‘micro snowglobe’ coin

By |2019-07-03T10:47:28+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint does Egypt in its own unique style with a gold filled 'micro snowglobe' coin While the Perth Mint spends much of its time issuing upmarket variants of its iconic bullion range (gilded, coloured, proof, etc.), and simple coloured proof coins, it does like to push the envelope now and then. You could argue that the current darling of the coin world - the 2oz high [...]

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins

By |2019-07-01T23:00:23+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins Much like June, July sees a mix of coloured proof coins, depicting popular culture franchises with increasing regularity, alongside premium versions of the core bullion ranges. The Simpsons and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), are back, as are the Australian Nugget and the Kangaroo in proof form. [...]

June, 2019

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture – and an abacus!

By |2019-06-04T00:13:53+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture - and an abacus! Coloured proof coins showcasing popular culture franchises and premium versions of the core bullion ranges are typical fare on one of the Perth Mints monthly release runs. Star Trek and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), in this case via the movie Suicide Squad, represent the former. The latter [...]

May, 2019

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu’s proof coin series

By |2019-06-30T16:44:27+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu's proof coin series The Simpsons, America's longest-running sitcom, and scripted primetime TV series, is represented again on the Perth Mint's fifth coin to feature Matt Groening's ultra-popular creation. Now 30 seasons old and with at least 2 more on the way, this animated juggernaut will surpass 700 episodes. Although its best seasons are behind it, the show [...]

Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie ‘Alien’ is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebration

By |2019-04-30T10:05:38+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie 'Alien' is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebrationn After the issue of a movie poster coin and the removal of a cool-looking large poster foil from the schedule, we didn't expect to see any more Alien coins to put in an appearance. Fortunately, we were wrong and not only has the Perth Mint launched a new addition to [...]

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a dime!” Gone With the Wind is 80 and Perth celebrates

By |2019-05-06T20:04:54+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a dime!" Gone With the Wind is 80 and Perth celebrates When adjusted for inflation, Gone With the Wind is still the most successful film in box-office history. Released in 1939, it went on to win ten Academy Awards  from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director (Victor Fleming), Best Actress (Vivian Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, [...]

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