Scottsdale Mint’s giant ‘EC8’ bullion program continues its 2022 run with the Montserrat Sea Turtle, and the St. Lucia Couple

By |2023-01-30T20:24:54+00:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, People, Silver, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint's giant 'EC8' bullion program continues its 2022 run with the Montserrat Sea Turtle, and the St. Lucia Couple Scottsdale Mint continues to play catch-up with its 2022 run through its Eastern Caribbean 8 series. Today sees the second pair of designs to be issued, so we've hit the half-way mark at last. We suspect [...]

Numiscollect concludes its Japanese-inspired, four-coin series, ‘Manga Seasons’ with the coming of Winter and Spring

By |2023-01-26T18:42:45+00:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect concludes its Japanese-inspired, four-coin series, 'Manga Seasons' with the coming of Winter and Spring Numiscollect's attractive Manga Seasons series wraps up with the launch of the second pair of coins, Winter and Spring. Taking the very distinctive artistic style that defines this Japanese art-form, each of the coins features an iconic big-eyed young woman and [...]

Aruba 5 Florin ‘Warawara’ silver coin (2022 Royal Dutch Mint)

By |2023-01-24T21:27:57+00:00January 24th, 2023|Categories: Aruba, Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver|

We've never covered the Royal Dutch Mint's Aruba-issued silver coin series before, a strange omission, but with the sixth annual issue having recently arrived, we felt a Quicklook was warranted. Aruba is an island located in the southern region of the Caribbean Sea, and is not a colony, but a constituent part of the Netherlands, along with Sint Maarten, [...]

The Aliens are back for round two! Scottsdale Ghanaian bullion series returns with a new design

By |2023-01-23T20:56:07+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Ghana, Scottsdale Mint|

The Aliens are back for round two! Scottsdale Ghanaian bullion series returns with a new design Producers of the industry's most wide-ranging selection of bullion coins on the market today, Scottsdale have coins for everything from ancient history, to the natural world. Issued for nations around the world, and in a wide range of formats, you [...]

Clockwork Evolution returns with the slow, precise movements of the turtle going mechanical on Powercoin’s latest

By |2023-01-23T03:03:07+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Science, Silver, Palau, Powercoin|

Clockwork Evolution returns with the slow, precise movements of the turtle going mechanical on Powercoin's latest Our biomechanical overlords are back! Powercoin's stylish Clockwork Evolution series has just debuted its third issue, following the Bee design in late 2020, and a particularly nice Ladybird design earlier this year. That latter coin was the 2021 issue, delayed [...]

Burton Morris Pop 1 oz silver coin (2023 MTB/PAMP)

By |2023-01-19T20:39:36+00:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Niue Island, PAMP|

The Swiss mint, PAMP, through its US subsidiary, Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, has built up a good reputation with some unusual offerings over the last few years. Chief amongst them is an eclectic selection of shaped coins, with everything from animals to guitars, along with an unusual detour into confectionary-shaped silver bullion. Not the typical portfolio, for sure. [...]

Precious Metal Collectors release a new copper-cored silver coin by order of the Peaky Blinders

By |2023-01-17T16:17:10+00:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: History, Coloured, People, Silver, Chad, Precious Metal Collectors|

Precious Metal Collectors release a new copper-cored silver coin by order of the Peaky Blinders Slick demeanour, lots of violence, and one of the best theme tunes around, Peaky Blinders is one of our favourite television shows of all time. Not everybody knows, however, that it has its roots in history. Operating from the late 19th [...]

Heads up! The New Zealand Post is launching Avatar: The Way of Water coins soon. Images available.

By |2023-01-16T21:12:16+00:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

Rapidly ramping up box-office numbers so great it looks likely to take the all-time number one position, James Cameron's Avatar sequel, 'The Way of Water' is currently wowing cinema audiences with its cutting-edge special effects. The original Avatar movie was quite unusual. It was a fantastic success in box-office terms, but left no lasting impression on popular culture, as [...]

Treasures of Stanislaw August: Stanisław Leszczyński gold/silver medals (2023 Narodowy Bank)

By |2023-01-16T19:03:45+00:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

In our view, one of the finest numismatic series of the last few years, the National Bank of Poland's 'Treasures of Stanislaw August' reproduces a series of medallions commissioned by the Polish King at the time, Stanisław August Poniatowski.  They feature a selection of kings and queens of Poland, with a few notable exceptions (he didn't like some [...]

The Carpathian Mint continues its numismatic retelling of the Arthurian legend with its second issue, Camelot: Sir Lancelot

By |2023-01-13T14:34:39+00:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Culture, History, Coloured, Silver, Carpathian Mint, Niue Island|

The Carpathian Mint continues its numismatic retelling of the Arthurian legend with its second issue, Camelot: Sir Lancelot Back for its second bite of the Arthurian legends that we all know and love, the Carpathian Mint's 'Camelot' series moved from the central character, Arthur Pendragon, to a figure often seen as either a hero or a [...]

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