Banknote / Foil

June, 2019

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates

By |2019-06-25T15:09:48+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates Despite the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it's probably fair to say that Batman remains the most well known and iconic superhero in popular culture today. Appearing in multiple blockbuster movies, often of outstanding quality, various television series, books and, of course, thousands of comic books, the [...]

Iconic Alien movie poster finally arrives on a premium silver foil courtesy of the Perth Mint

By |2019-06-17T01:40:01+01:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint|

Iconic Alien movie poster finally arrives on a premium silver foil courtesy of the Perth Mint The New Zealand Mint has popularised the concept of a large silver foil and did so by the simple act of reproducing movie posters and comic covers. As the movie memorabilia market is both capacious and full of variety, it's hard to argue with that as a business plan. Despite that,and [...]

Leonardo da Vinci celebrations continue with a five gram silver foil from Allcollect

By |2019-06-11T09:51:56+01:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Allcollect, Banknote / Foil, History, People, Silver|

Leonardo da Vinci celebrations continue with a five gram silver foil from Allcollect This year sees the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance giant Leonardo da Vinci and the numismatic world has certainly taken notice. Various coin issues have looked at Leonardo's work in invention, especially the superb Czech Mint series, and others have concentrated on his many masterpieces in the world of art and sculpture, [...]

May, 2019

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint

By |2019-05-31T12:32:48+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint A little off our usual beaten track, but here's the New Zealand Mint's latest silver miniature. Last August the mint launched a whole range of coins to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. In amongst the goodies was a cast silver sculpture of the iconic rodent. Standing around 9 cm in height, [...]

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players

By |2019-05-08T13:56:54+01:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Magic the Gathering jumps from coins to foils to broaden appeal to card players The selection of subjects appearing on the relatively new silver foil format continues to increase with the arrival of cult card game Magic the Gathering. The New Zealand Mint has previously issued two 1oz silver coins, with a considerable gap between them, but neither seem to have set the market on fire [...]

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine

By |2019-05-02T13:32:58+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Wish you were here. Postcard style silver foil bigs up the backwater Star Wars world of Tatooine Silver foils continue to prove resilient to the swings and roundabouts of the coin world, although with most themed around some truly massive popular culture licences, it's fair to say they have a helping hand in other areas. Huge surface areas for a given weight - over thirty times with ease [...]

April, 2019

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil

By |2019-04-30T14:32:51+01:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint|

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil The New Zealand Mint's Premium Silver Foil range has churned up some interesting designs since they debuted last year, all of them part of their popular culture ranges. The focus has been on tweaked reproductions of either movie posters (Star Wars, Star Trek mainly), or classic comic book covers [...]

March, 2019

The iconic skyline of the Russian capital, Moscow, is CIT’s latest Skyline Dollar silver foil

By |2019-03-29T18:47:40+01:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

The iconic skyline of the Russian capital, Moscow, is CIT's latest Skyline Dollar silver foil The Singapore Coin Fair has just passed and as is traditional, CIT Coin Invest added a couple of items to their repertoire for the occasion. First of those was a new addition to their ever growing series of silver banknotes called Skyline Dollars. These 150 x 70 mm fine silver foils each [...]

February, 2019

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil.

By |2019-02-18T09:29:07+01:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Riddle me this. When is a coin not a coin but still a coin. When its a Riddler foil Just last month the New Zealand Mint debuted the latest in an ever growing portfolio of silver foil series when it released The Joker. First of the Batman Villains range to appear, we've only had to wait a month for the second. There are plenty of villains to [...]

January, 2019

There’s pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil

By |2019-01-26T17:40:00+01:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, News Nuggets, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

There's pussies on the starboard bow, scrape em off Jim! Niue goes weird with Star Trek foil We're not often surprised at new releases as most are variations on a theme, but eyebrows were definitely raised when this silver foil first put in an appearance. The New Zealand Mint have been putting out Star Trek foils at a fair pace, having already issued Original Series and Next Generation [...]

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