Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series Star Wars poster coins have been a good seller for the NZ Mint, with early coins seemingly attracting some appreciation on the after market, but The Last Jedi here represents the penultimate movie to get an issue. Only the last in the multi decade spanning series, called Episode IX: The [...]
The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.
The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by [...]
Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture – and an abacus!
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 [...]
The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin It's been a little quieter on the astronomy coin front of late. Fewer series seem to be ongoing and individual releases are not appearing in the numbers they were a few years ago, but what is coming on to the market is maintaining the high quality the genre is known for. [...]
Lennon classic 'Give Peace A Chance' remembered 50 years later on Canadian silver coin Considered a classic anti-war anthem and the first single released by John Lennon as a solo issue (he was still in the Beatles at the time), 'Give Peace a Chance' was only a minor hit back in 1969. Peaking at number 14 in the US and number 2 in his homeland, the UK, [...]
Vermeer's 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' receives the Micro-mosaic treatment on Powercoins latest One of the more innovative and attractive classic art coin series, Micromosaic Passion from Powercoin and CIT is pretty simple at heart. If we were to say it's a coloured silver coin you'd not think this was anything out of the ordinary, but the strike and the application of that colour, is quite unique. [...]
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
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 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, [...]
The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury It goes without saying that regular readers have noticed the popularity of astronomy coins and also of issues tied to the myths and legends of old. There's actually a lot of overlap between the two, not only with the binding of the planets into the beliefs of the old cultures, but in their [...]