February, 2020

WMF20: Captain Cooks epic voyages mapped on a extra large silver foil from Downies

By |2020-02-02T22:27:37+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Banknote / Foil, History, Science, Downies, Cook Islands|

WMF20: Captain Cooks epic voyages mapped on a extra large silver foil from Downies While the fledgling silver foil market has mainly focused on the ever increasing media franchise presence in the numismatic world, the early issues were more interesting and innovative in nature. First amongst these was a superb reproduction of a 1507-penned map by regarded cartographer, Martin Waldseemuller, by CIT.That was a 30g silver foil of an [...]

January, 2020

The NZ Mint starts its Star Wars silver poster foil run through the final Star Wars trilogy

By |2020-01-06T23:49:11+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The NZ Mint starts its Star Wars silver poster foil run through the final Star Wars trilogy The NZ Mint's premium foil series of Star Wars movie posters continues its run through the nine movies in the main sequence (a trilogy trilogy?) with the first of the latest three, The Force Awakens. Whatever your views on the new movies, and they do differ wildly, there's [...]

November, 2019

The magical houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry hit the silver foil selection from Niue

By |2019-11-02T00:57:56+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The magical houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry hit the silver foil selection from Niue Following the Crown Mint's launch of its new eight-coin series of Harry Potter character coins last month, it came as a surprise to learn that the New Zealand Mint were also to debut a whole range of similarly themed issues. We've noticed the spread of media franchises in the numismatic world is [...]

September, 2019

Riker and Worf join Picard in Niue’s Star Trek Next Generation character foil set

By |2019-09-26T16:42:38+01:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Riker and Worf join Picard in Niue's Star Trek Next Generation character foil set The second and third foils in the New Zealand Mints six-piece set of Star Trek: Next Generation character foils are now available. Following the debut of Captain Jean-Luc Picard just last month, Commander Riker and the Klingon Security Chief, Worf, are the subjects this time, with just Troi, Data and Geordi LaForge yet to come.At [...]

Star Wars annual weirdness returns with carol singing rebels on a new festive silver foil

By |2019-09-19T12:27:51+01:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars annual weirdness returns with carol singing rebels on a new festive silver foil With silver foils remaining popular and clearly here to stay, we're seeing a bit more variety in the styles and subjects than we were initially. The NZ Mint ae the biggest issuers of the relatively new format and have concentrated on movie posters and characters for their many licenced properties. There is [...]

August, 2019

Captain Picard kicks off a new six-foil series featuring the Next-gen crew of the Enterprise-D

By |2019-08-27T12:12:27+01:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Captain Picard kicks off a new six-foil series featuring the Next-Gen crew of the Enterprise-D Star Trek in its many forms is no stranger to the modern collectible coin market. Initially the licence was run by the Perth Mint, who released several series over the next few years, and continue to do so. In the convoluted world of media licencing, however, the Royal Canadian Mint also started to [...]

ANA 2019: Numiscollect launches another imaginative mix of superb silver coins

By |2019-08-14T18:38:09+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: Numiscollect launches another imaginative mix of superb silver coins Up there with the best of the world;s coin producers, Dutch company Numiscollect have tapped into the CIT/BH Mayer pairing, thus leveraging the expertise on offer to bring to reality some of the best coins released today. Numiscollect have a great reputation for inventive designs and a wide choice of themes and their ANA 2019 selection [...]

ANA 2019: CIT launches an eclectic mix of top quality collectable coins

By |2019-08-14T22:19:53+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: CIT launches an eclectic mix of top quality collectable coins Liechtenstein coin producer CIT have long been the darlings of the coin world, with their ability to design, and then fully realise, some ambitious and stunning numismatics. Since the debut of the Tiffany series back in 2004, they, along with the mint BH Mayer, have repeatedly pushed the envelope on what is possible, and their [...]

July, 2019

Donald Duck is celebrating 85 quacking years at the top with a new precious metal range

By |2019-07-31T10:33:28+01:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Gold, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Donald Duck is celebrating 85 quacking years at the top with a new precious metal rangee Disney has a seemingly endless supply of characters known throughout the world, so it's fairly easy to find one that has a major anniversary coming up. Outside of the companies iconic rodent, who celebrated his 90th birthday last August, it falls to Donald Duck to do ambassadorial duties in 2019. As [...]

Tragic Titanic voyage remembered with a silver foil ticket and boarding pass

By |2019-07-19T15:16:39+01:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Tragic Titanic voyage remembered with a silver foil ticket and boarding pass If you have even the most cursory interest in history or the sea, you'll have heard of the tragic maiden voyage of the Titanic. This huge and luxurious ocean liner was just five days into her first commercial voyage when she struck an iceberg and sank into the icy waters of the North Atlantic, taking [...]

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