Scottsdale debuts a new Cameroonian silver bullion coin – The Mandrill

By |2020-09-22T12:21:49+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale debuts a new Cameroonian silver bullion coin - The Mandrill Purveyors of an almost countless variety of bullion coins, Scottsdale Mint has carved itself a place at the top of the heap in this burgeoning marketplace. From such ambitious programmes as the Eastern Caribbean 8, to esoteric themes like the new Momotaro, there is [...]

DC COMICS THE FLASH CHIBI (2020, NZ MINT)

By |2020-09-21T18:08:14+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's latest Chibi coin is here, and with another ten due to drop before the end of 2020, it's a place we'll obviously visiting pretty often (we like these!). Based on the Japanese big-headed 'Super-deformed; cultural style, they reinterprete characters from three of the mints big franchises - DC Comics, Harry Potter, and Star [...]

Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion coin range heads to Grenada for its third annual vacation

By |2020-09-16T13:37:48+01:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Grenada, Scottsdale Mint|

Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion coin range heads to Grenada for its third annual vacation It wasn't long ago we looked at the second of Scottsdale Mint's 2020 run through its annual eight-coin Caribbean themed bullion coin range and now, with a programme heavily compressed by the insidious coronavirus, is the third. This time it's the turn [...]

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN POSTER (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-14T14:17:29+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Harry Potter behemoth is back in the coin world with the release of the third movie poster coin in the New Zealand Mints series of seven. Having its premiere in 2004, the movie went on to gross $796.7 million worldwide, and picked up a pair of Oscar nominations on the way. A darker movie than the [...]

Australia’s numismatic look at the stars through the eyes of indigenous art continues with Seven Sisters

By |2020-09-08T17:25:56+01:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia's numismatic look at the stars through the eyes of indigenous art continues with Seven Sisters If anyone is going to have a history of night sky art, it will be the Indigenous people of Australia. Considered to be the oldest astronomers in the world, they've spent millennia looking up and seeing patterns and images ripe [...]

AMBER SCARABEUS ANTIQUED (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-09-07T11:50:55+01:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A long running seriesof 17.50 gram silver coins that debuted in 2015, the Mint of Poland's Scarabaeus series reproduces one of the biggest icons in Ancient Egyptian culture - the scarab beetle. This series is a little different from most commemorative ranges in that rather than have a basic design that changes every year, they have a [...]

THE ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-03T16:12:04+01:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The third of the New Zealand Mints Archangel coins is now available. After Gabriel and Michael comes Raphael, the archangel famed for his healing in the major Abrahamic religions. As before, the beautiful stained-glass designs from Hull Minster in the UK are the basis for the coins. Created in 1920 by Mary Hutchinson, they're an inspired choice for [...]

A quick preview look at Mint 21’s new 2020 selection of coins, from love, art and nature

By |2020-08-30T00:54:20+01:00August 29th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Ghana, Mint21, Niue Island|

A quick preview look at Mint 21's new 2020 selection of coins, from love, art and nature Oe of our favourite coin producers at present, joining such luminaries as CIT, Numiscollect, Art Mint and MDM, amongst others, capable of, and doing, something different without diving into tacky. They have their own visual style that seems [...]

MICKEY MOUSE READY SET GO (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-08-27T12:54:02+01:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Sport, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

It's been a bit quieter on the Mickey Mouse front lately, coming after several years of continual coin releases, but the annoying rodent is back with a new series of sport related coins. No doubt planned when the Olympics was yet to be floored by Covid-19, they still make a charming enough effort at doing something a [...]

The New Zealand Mints Chibi coins make the jump to the Star Wars Universe with Darth Vader

By |2020-08-26T10:01:17+01:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mints Chibi coins make the jump to the Star Wars Universe with Darth Vader Old Wheezy is back on a coin and this time he represents the first release in the New Zealand Mints 'Chibi' range for Star Wars. We've already seen the big-headed concept on coins for DC Comics and for [...]

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