Gold

July, 2019

One small step: Australia celebrates Moon Landing with limited runs of gold and silver bullion coins

By |2019-07-18T13:04:31+01:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

One small step: Australia celebrates Moon Landing with limited runs of gold and silver bullion coins Plenty of numismatic celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's step off the ladder of the lunar lander and onto the lunar surface, but not much in the way of bullion coins to date. The Perth Mint has issued a decent design, with 15,000 gold and 50,000 silver ounce coins [...]

Murderous Moggies weekend: Disney’s classic Lion King adorns the NZ Mints latest bullion coin

By |2019-07-13T18:56:31+01:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Murderous Moggies weekend: Disney's classic Lion King adorns the NZ Mints latest bullion coin Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse, Stormtroopers, and Scrooge McDuck, have all featured on bullion coins from that king of the popular culture licence, the New Zealand Mint. They've been mining the extensive Disney catalogue for a few years now, but they've preferred to stick to the older stuff as far as classic Disney is [...]

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

By |2019-07-11T21:01:38+01:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Time to play catchup with what's been emanating from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Quite prolific, the bank, like many national coin producers, has a very domestic outlook on the subjects chosen, and that gives us a fascinating look at this old and expansive country. Animals and bureaucracy [...]

Perth Mint does Egypt in its own unique style with a gold filled ‘micro snowglobe’ coin

By |2019-07-03T10:47:28+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint does Egypt in its own unique style with a gold filled 'micro snowglobe' coin While the Perth Mint spends much of its time issuing upmarket variants of its iconic bullion range (gilded, coloured, proof, etc.), and simple coloured proof coins, it does like to push the envelope now and then. You could argue that the current darling of the coin world - the 2oz high [...]

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins

By |2019-07-01T23:00:23+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins Much like June, July sees a mix of coloured proof coins, depicting popular culture franchises with increasing regularity, alongside premium versions of the core bullion ranges. The Simpsons and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), are back, as are the Australian Nugget and the Kangaroo in proof form. [...]

June, 2019

Canada joins an ever expanding celebration of the 1969 moon landing with a domed coin duo

By |2019-06-30T16:47:43+01:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada joins an ever expanding celebration of the 1969 moon landing with a domed coin duo Canada has added its voice to the celebrations of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins epic journey to, and landing on, our erstwhile satellite - the Moon. Now we're not going to go over the event again, as we've done so numerous times in the multiple articles you can see [...]

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates

By |2019-06-25T15:09:48+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates Despite the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it's probably fair to say that Batman remains the most well known and iconic superhero in popular culture today. Appearing in multiple blockbuster movies, often of outstanding quality, various television series, books and, of course, thousands of comic books, the [...]

EC8 bullion coin programme treks the azure waters to St Kitts & Nevis for the second year

By |2019-06-25T10:57:37+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, St Kitts & St Nevis|

EC8 bullion coin programme treks the azure waters to St Kitts & Nevis for the second year The second cycle of Scottsdale Mint's excellent EC8 bullion coin programme continues apace with the second issue of 2019. Like the Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner coin, this takes exactly the same theme as last years debut, but has a whole new reverse face design. This St Kitts & Nevis release [...]

Landlocked Rwanda issues its third Nautical Ounce bullion coin celebrating naval exploration

By |2019-06-24T23:01:37+01:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Rwanda|

Landlocked Rwanda issues its third Nautical Ounce bullion coin celebrating naval exploration Long a staple of the bullion coin calendar, although having plenty of competition these days, the Rwandan African Ounce has been joined by a couple of siblings in recent years. The geometric 'stained-glass' style lunars are certainly different, but the Nautical Ounce is the more attractive and interesting of the two. Launching in 2017, the [...]

Australian Emu goes ‘posh’ with the early release of a silver proof version alongside the bullion

By |2019-06-18T00:04:54+01:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Australian Emu goes 'posh' with the early release of a silver proof version alongside the bullion Last year we waited five months after the release of the bullion Australian Emu variants before we saw the silver proof coin, but in 2019, the release is simultaneous.We've already taken a look at the gold and silver 1oz bullion coins, and we were impressed with the design this year, an [...]

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