Silver

June, 2019

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 [...]

After a delay, the South African Mint continues its Big Five silver bullion series with the majestic Lion

By |2019-06-23T10:12:37+01:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

After a delay, the South African Mint continues its Big Five silver bullion series with the majestic Lion Launching in February, the South African Mint continued its move away from relying on the Krugerrand to fill its bullion needs with the release of the first in a series of five silver coins called simply, 'Big Five'. Generally believed to be the five most dangerous animals in Africa [...]

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin

By |2019-06-21T19:08:02+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Event, News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin As you can see from our toggle list lower down, the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing has certainly created strong interest in numismatic circles. Some fine designs have appeared, from the small independent producers, and also from  national mints, not least of which, obviously, the US Mint. Even so, we were quite [...]

PAMP sticks its toes in the water with the first Hunters of the Deep shark-shaped coin

By |2019-06-20T21:47:11+01:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

PAMP sticks its toes in the water with the first Hunters of the Deep shark-shaped coin After a fairly quiet period, PAMP is back with the debut of a new series of shaped coins called Hunters of the Deep. That's a title that immediately makes you think of sharks and they are indeed the subject of choice for the first three issues at least. Shaped coins differ [...]

The Winged sandals of Hermes are Numiscollect’s third look at the artifacts of ancient mythology

By |2019-06-19T16:06:33+01:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

The Winged sandals of Hermes are Numiscollect's third look at the artifacts of ancient mythology Thors Hammer 'Mjolnir' and Aegis, the Shield of Athena are both legends of the ancient mythological world and both have been immortalised in silver as part of Numiscollects superb mythology series of silver coins. The third issue, first scene earlier this year at the Berlin World Money Fair, is now starting to appear for [...]

Artificial Intelligence stars on the newest Republic of Macedonia commemorative silver coin

By |2019-06-18T01:45:32+01:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, International Coin House, Macedonia|

Artificial Intelligence stars on the newest Republic of Macedonia commemorative silver coin Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and countless other scientists and visionaries have accelerated the discussion on the potential hazards of Artificial Intelligence. Currently, AI takes two forms, the first of which is called Narrow Intelligence. This means a machine intellect that is designed to function in a very limited range of scenarios. Good examples are facial [...]

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 [...]

Iconic Alien movie poster finally arrives on a premium silver foil courtesy of the Perth Mint

By |2019-06-17T01:40:01+01:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint|

Iconic Alien movie poster finally arrives on a premium silver foil courtesy of the Perth Mint The New Zealand Mint has popularised the concept of a large silver foil and did so by the simple act of reproducing movie posters and comic covers. As the movie memorabilia market is both capacious and full of variety, it's hard to argue with that as a business plan. Despite that,and [...]

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