None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM’s new shaped silver coin

By |2020-11-23T22:02:37+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

None shall pass! Legendary Spartan warriors helmet is brought to numismatic life with MDM's new shaped silver coin Who doesn't love the Spartans? Nobody should really. A quite distorted society, a rabid superiority complex and a negative influence on peace in the Greek region, Sparta nevertheless deserves respect for its single-minded pursuit of excellence in the field [...]

BACK TO THE FUTURE OUTATIME 10 OZ (THE COIN COMPANY)

By |2020-11-20T11:38:22+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island|

Just a quick heads up this time. The popular Back to the Future themed coin 'OUTATIME', featuring the iconic De Lorean's licence plate, is back in a greatly enlarged ten-ounce format with a very small mintage of just 88 pieces. The design is identical, but it's grown to 160 x 80 mm in size. The presentation is [...]

Santa season continues with PAMP’s latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character

By |2020-11-18T18:33:31+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

Santa season continues with PAMP's latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character Every year sees a good mix of Christmas coins from various national and independent mints, and most of them have Santa Claus in the design in one form or another. We don't usually cover many of these as they seem to appeal to [...]

STAR WARS: STORMTROOPER CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-11-17T00:34:39+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 now have the Imperial Stormtrooper joing them in Chibi-land. This is a great release that suits the concept well and will no doubt be a rapid seller. A one-ounce coin with a 2,000 mintage and a $95.00 USD pricetag, it comes beautifully presented and in a custom capsule. Read more at out [...]

007’s creator gets a coin of his own. Spy and author Ian Fleming is celebrated on a silver coin from Niue

By |2020-11-16T14:50:32+00:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

007's creator gets a coin of his own. Spy and author Ian Fleming is celebrated on a silver coin from Niue Who doesn't know James Bond 007 licenced to kill? After more than two dozen movies and a multitude of actors, hardly anybody, we reckon. Less well known is that the author of the original novels, one [...]

DRAGON (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-11-12T21:26:10+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

One of the Mint of Polands releases that come out of nowhere, Dragon takes a classic subject, much used by the numismatic world, and if we're brutally honest, does little with it. The Western-style depiction of the mythical beast is decent enough, with a fine pose and what seems to be a nice level of detail, but the [...]

THE ARCHANGEL URIEL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-11-05T13:19:32+00:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Reproducing some stained-glass windows created by Mary Hutchinson in 1920 for Britain's Hull Minster, the New Zealand Mints 'Archangels' series has now concluded with the release of the fourth and last coin. We've already had Gabriel, Michael and Raphael, and it falls to Uriel to round it all out.Each of these one-ounce silver coins of 36 x 53 [...]

Back in Black. Not AC/DC, but Darth Vader, his dimensional coin returning in coloured form

By |2020-11-03T14:58:31+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Back in Black. Not AC/DC, but Darth Vader, his dimensional coin returning in coloured form Dropping last August as an offshoot of the New Zealand Mint's high-relief range of Star Wars coins, Darth Vaders ultra-iconic helmet was an instant hit which went on to spawn similar Boba Fett and Stormtrooper releases. These are dimensional coins, [...]

EC8 bullion series heads to the volcanic island of Montserrat for the third time with a dicky bird in tow

By |2020-10-29T16:56:28+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, St Kitts & St Nevis|

EC8 bullion series heads to the volcanic island of Montserrat for the third time with a dicky bird in tow A new addition to Scottsdale Mint's epic Eastern Caribbean 8 bullion coin series debuts today, in what has become a covid-enforced, truncated release schedule. There are still three more issues to come in 2020 as we [...]

Royal Mints 2020 Remembrance Day issue marks a centenary since the internment of the Unknown Soldier

By |2020-10-28T00:54:04+00:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints 2020 Remembrance Day issue marks a centenary since the internment of the Unknown Warrior It's that most poignant of times again. Remembrance Day marks the incredible sacrifice of those that fell fighting in the Great War, and has become a regular of the numismatic calendar, especially over the last few years, because it's [...]

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