Tuvalu

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 |2019-05-07T00:55:29+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, [...]

Deadly & Dangerous is back with another in the seemingly endless lineup of malevolent Australian fauna

By |2019-05-01T10:55:59+01:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Downies, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Deadly & Dangerous is back with another in the seemingly endless lineup of malevolent Australian fauna Did uyou here the one about the Australian fluffy bunny rabbit? Neither did we. The more you read about the wildlife of Australia you'd realise the bunny was probably a blood-sucking zombie species with razor claws and a poison that kills a fully grown human before they can hit speed-dial for [...]

April, 2019

Was the Yellow Brick Road gold? The Perth Mint’s new celebratory coin is silver and out now.

By |2019-04-02T00:03:09+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Was the Yellow Brick Road gold? The Perth Mint's new celebratory coin is silver and out now. Nominated for six Academy Awards, of which it took home two Oscars, The Wizard of Oz was a critically acclaimed 1939 American musical fantasy film based on L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale alongside Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert [...]

March, 2019

Fancy a Duff? Homer does and raises one on Tuvalu’s new Simpsons silver coin

By |2019-03-04T21:23:06+01:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Fancy a Duff? Homer does and raises one on Tuvalu's new Simpsons silver coin Cult animated show, The Simpsons, appeared last month on three silver coins from the Perth Mint and today sees the addition of a fourth. Returning to the mints one ounce coloured coin format, this issue depicts the star of the show and dysfunctional dad, Homer Simpson. Standing outside Moe's Tavern with a pint [...]

Mendeleev’s Periodic Table is 150 years old and commemorated on a new Tuvalu silver coin

By |2019-03-04T21:45:06+01:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Mendeleev's Periodic Table is 150 years old and commemorated on a new Tuvalu silver coin The Period Table of the Elements is an unusual subject for a commemorative coin, and one with great merit. A core part of the teaching and practice of chemistry, physics and countless other disciplines, the Periodic Table is a tabular display of known elements arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, [...]

February, 2019

LPM and the Perth Mints Marvel-themed silver bullion coin series is back with Captain America

By |2019-02-06T07:46:08+01:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

LPM and the Perth Mints Marvel-themed silver bullion coin series is back with Captain America 2019 MARVEL SERIES: CAPTAIN AMERICA LPM's Perth Mint struck silver bullion coin series is back for a sixth issue as it works it way through Marvels giant pantheon of characters. After Spiderman, Thor, Black Panther, Iron Man, and Deadpool, the series is back with old goody two-shoes himself, Captain America. [...]

Doh! Homer and his dysfunctional family join the Perth Mint with a new silver coin range

By |2019-02-03T20:19:02+01:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Doh! Homer and his dysfunctional family join the Perth Mint with a new silver coin range It was 30 seasons ago, way back in 1989, that The Simpsons made the transition from small segments on the Tracey Ullman Show, to a full-blown animated series of their own. It was a hit. The misadventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, along with an eclectic cast of supporting [...]

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