April, 2020

WMF20: Smartminting is dead! Long live Smartminting Reloaded! CIT’s groundbreaking tech gets an upgrade.

By |2020-04-03T15:40:18+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Copper, Gold, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Smartminting is dead! Long live Smartminting Reloaded! CIT's groundbreaking tech gets an upgrade. It was only four short years ago that the Liechtenstein-based masters of coin design, CIT Coin Invest, partnered up with B.H.Mayer, the German mint world renowned for its expertise, to produce a new minting technology called Smartminting. The premise was simple enough. Greater levels of relief, with finer detail for a given weight, or keep [...]

March, 2020

APMEX launch an attractive limited mintage Pelican 1oz bullion coin for Barbados

By |2020-03-23T11:06:16+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Barbados, Silver|

APMEX launch an attractive limited mintage Pelican 1oz bullion coin for Barbados Joining an ever groing selection of nature-themed bullion coins with limited mintage runs, APMEX have debuted a new Caribbean coin - the Barbados Pelican. Like all of this type of coin, their popularity depends on the premium over spot (for stackers), and/or the design (for collectors). With eveything going on at the moment around [...]

William Wordsworth, the beloved poet, is remembered by the Royal Mint on a new coin trio

By |2020-03-10T19:31:50+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

William Wordsworth, the beloved poet, is remembered by the Royal Mint on a new coin trio Along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth is credited with helping launch the Romantic Age in English literature, when the pair collaborated on a book called Lyrical Ballads, in 1798, Coleridge contributed four works to the book, including his legendary The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, making up about a third of its [...]

Star Wars bullion is back for 2020 with the mysterious bounty hunter, Boba Fett

By |2020-03-10T11:48:45+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars bullion is back for 2020 with the mysterious bounty hunter, Boba Fett Star Wars bullion returns for 2020 with a new subject instead of an Imperial character for a change. Boba Fett, the bounty hunter that despite minimal screen time, became one of the most loved characters in the original trilogy. The new hit TV series called 'The Mandalorian' is a result of Boba's influence as he [...]

Canada goes ‘thicc’ with an ultra-pure, limited, ten-kilogram Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin

By |2020-03-03T01:31:02+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada goes 'thicc' with an ultra-pure, limited, ten-kilogram Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin Just a day after the Royal Mint released the biggest gold coin in its 1100 year history - a James Bond proof jobbie weighing 7kg - the Royal Canadian Mint debuts a new Gold Maple Leaf (GML) coin that chunks the scales at a cool ten kilos. This isn't the first time the RCM has issued [...]

Perth Mint marks Captain Cook’s 250th anniversary of his visit to Oz with a new coin trio

By |2020-03-02T21:12:11+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: History, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Inserts, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint marks Captain Cook's 250th anniversary of his visit to Oz with a new coin trio One of the world's most epic voyages of discovery, Captain James Cook's jaunt around the Southern Hemisphere has become the stuff of legend, and now 250 years after he dropped by the West Coast of Australia for a pint of Fosters, the Perth Mint is issuing a trio of numismatics [...]

New Australian bullion coin pays homage to the 1980 discovery of the Hand of Faith nugget

By |2020-03-02T22:42:22+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

New Australian bullion coin pays homage to the 1980 discovery of the Hand of Faith nugget Last year, the Perth Mint launched 'Welcome Stranger', the first in a new bullion coin series featuring some of the giant nuggets found in Australia. The series is back with 'Hand of Faith', Weighing in at almost 875 ozt, it pales in comparison to the 1869 discovery of Welcome Stranger, but remains the 2nd [...]

Royal Mint launches a cool new James Bond 007 range with top versions pricier than a Moneypenny

By |2020-03-01T23:11:19+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches a cool new James Bond 007 range with top versions pricier than a Moneypenny The coolest secret agent in movie history, James Bond - Codename 007 - is a franchise juggernaut. Springing from the mind of actual ex-spy Ian Fleming in 1953, Bond appeared in twelve novels and two short-story collections by his creator, with a further eight authors adding to canon. It's the movies [...]

February, 2020

Scottsdale mines the rich medieval heraldry of Italy for its latest bullion coin selection

By |2020-02-27T17:43:52+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Samoa|

Scottsdale mines the rich medieval heraldry of Italy for its latest bullion coin selection Of all the major bullion coin producers, Scottsdale Mint stands apart for the sheer breadth of subjects it chooses for them, and the nations it issues them for. The Eastern Caribbean 8 is an excellent example, but they've released a plethora of designs for countries in Oceania, Africa and the Caribbean. Their latest esoteric issue [...]

The White Horse of Hanover continues the Royal Mint’s popular trip through The Queen’s Beasts

By |2020-02-24T15:19:25+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The White Horse of Hanover continues the Royal Mint's popular trip through The Queen's Beasts There are few coin collectors that don't look forward to the next release in the Royal Mint's superb 'The Queen's Beasts' coin range, whether it be the bullion variants, or the beautiful proof coins we're looking at here. Now on its eighth proof release, although the bullion version will be the ninth, we're very [...]

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