PREDATORS: 3 NEW ADDITIONS (2020, AllCollect)

By |2020-08-01T19:46:57+01:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

We've been digging around for information to bring our coverage of AllCollect's wildlife-themed silver bullion coin series, up to date, and these three here should bring us to that state. An interesting mix of finishes marks out 'Predator' as something a little different from the norm, with a part incused, part reverse-proof footprint/bodypart, a mirror proof style background [...]

The iconic sweet dispenser, PEZ, returns in silver form with a Rubber Duck head

By |2020-07-31T09:25:32+01:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, PAMP|

The iconic sweet dispenser, PEZ, returns in silver form with a Rubber Duck head A quirky addition to the silver bullion market last year was the Santa PEZ dispenser. The iconic candy, a perennial favourite for over 90 years, was reproduced in silver form. A working dispenser held six pills of 0.999 silver, [...]

BARBADOS TRIDENT SILVER BULLION (2020, Scottsdale Mint)

By |2020-07-28T10:40:26+01:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Bullion, Barbados, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Back for the fourth year, the Barbados Trident has become a staple of Scottsdale Mint's annual bullion offerings. It's one that straddles the two major types of bullion coin - those that change design regularly and those that don't. The design of the broken handled trident that became the Caribbean island's symbol, has remained unchanged over the [...]

FIVE SOVEREIGN PIECE (2020, Royal Mint)

By |2020-07-27T12:07:18+01:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Bullion, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Today sees the release of the biggest annual British Sovereign coin, the Five Sovereign. The same size and weight as a typical £5 gold coin from the Royal Mint, it weighs 39.94 grams of 22kt 0.9167 gold (36.6 grams fine), so quite a bit more than the usual one troy ounce (31.1g). The design is pretty much [...]

PREDATORS: CHEETAH BULLION (2020, AllCollect)

By |2020-07-22T11:22:42+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

Next in the wave of new entrants in Allcollect’s Predators bullion coin series is Acinonyx Jubatus, the Cheetah. Using the same mixed finish of an incused footprint that is partly reverse-proof finished, a matte finish foreground, including the animal subject, and a mirror proof style background field,  they remain quite unique. This one is the sixth release [...]

CAYMAN ISLANDS MARLIN SILVER BULLION (2020, Scottsdale Mint)

By |2020-07-21T13:38:21+01:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Cayman Islands, Scottsdale Mint|

Back for the fourth year is Scottsdale Mint's Cayman Islands issued 'Marlin' bullion coin. The leaping fish adorns the central section of the reverse face, and is surrounded by a 'wavy-patterned' border carrying various inscriptions. That border is also present on the obverse, with the centre area occupied by an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The mintage [...]

PREDATORS: RATTLESNAKE BULLION (2020, AllCollect)

By |2020-07-16T16:17:07+01:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

Just last week we did a Quicklook at Panthera Tigris, the fourth issue in Allcollect’s Predators bullion coin series. We noted at the time that several other issues were in the wings, appearing at various places in a fairly haphazard way, but we'll cover them as they go for sale. First of these is the only reptile [...]

KOREAN GOLD PHOENIX BULLION COIN (2020, KOMSCO)

By |2020-07-15T21:27:33+01:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Gold, KOMSCO, South Korea|

It was only two months ago that KOMSCO released the 2020 Korean Phoenix silver bullion coin, and now they've added a one-ounce gold version to sit alongside it. This was a pretty coin in silver form and nothing has been diminished in the trasnsition - quite the opposite. The innovative lenticular-style security feature that displays either of two [...]

MANDALORIAN MYTHOSAUR BULLION COIN (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-07-14T19:37:40+01:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's Star Wars bullion coin range continues apace with the first issue to reference the new 'The Mandalorian' television series. Called 'The Mandalorian Mythosaur' the coin depicts the official sigil of the bounty hunter clan. It's the first design in the series that isn't instantly recognisable as a Star Wars item, although fans will [...]

World exclusive! Perth Mints genre-founding ‘Zeus’ from Gods of Olympus is back as a limited run bullion coin

By |2020-07-14T16:13:15+01:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Arguably one of the most important coins in the modern collectible market to appear over the last decade, the debut issue in the Perth Mint's 'Gods of Olympus' series kicked off one of the most popular genres around - the antique-finished ancient mythology coin. Continuing to this day, although having now passed the baton to the Mint of Poland and [...]

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