January, 2020

Pobjoy follows 2019’s ‘Big 5’ 2oz silver coin series with ‘Big Cats of the World’.

By |2020-01-17T12:54:00+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Nature, Silver, Pobjoy Mint, Sierra Leone|

Pobjoy follows 2019's 'Big 5' 2oz silver coin series with 'Big Cats of the World'. An interesting series that emanated from the Pobjoy Mint last year, the African Big Five took a stylised look at the fabled quintet. Struck to a proof finish in two ounces of fine silver, they were all launched in the first half of 2019.The concept is back for 2020 with a [...]

Gustav Klimt’s legendary masterpiece ‘The Kiss’ becomes a jigsaw puzzle on Numiartis’ latest coin

By |2020-01-16T15:14:25+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Numiartis|

Gustav Klimt's legendary masterpiece 'The Kiss', becomes a jigsaw puzzle on Numiartis' latest coin Gustav Klimt has seen a huge resurgence in the popularity of his work since becoming persona non grata in the middle of the 20th century. As the person making Klimts work socially unacceptable was Adolf Hitler, we can safely assume the problem wasn't the artwork... The last few years has also seen a fine selection [...]

The worst marksmen in the galaxy launch the new Star Wars coin series, Guards of the Empire

By |2020-01-15T01:43:05+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The worst marksmen in the galaxy launch the new Star Wars coin series, Guards of the Empire Hardly a new subject on coins, Star Wars has had a fantastic run of new issues from the New Zealand Mint over the last half-decade, and it seems the mint is far from finished with the humongous movie franchise. We've already seen poster foils, but this latest coin is the [...]

“Yeah Baby!, Shall we shag now or shag later?” Austin Powers’ favourite book, the Kama Sutra comes to coins.

By |2020-01-17T00:03:36+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

"Yeah Baby!, Shall we shag now or shag later?" Austin Powers' favourite book, the Kama Sutra comes to coins. As we always say, it's good to see new designs and topics covered in the world of numismatics and it isn't often you see a Kama Sutra coin hit the market. Mint 21 has brought their visual style to this ancient guide to a fulfilling life and produced [...]

The NZ Mint starts its Star Wars silver poster foil run through the final Star Wars trilogy

By |2020-01-06T23:49:11+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The NZ Mint starts its Star Wars silver poster foil run through the final Star Wars trilogy The NZ Mint's premium foil series of Star Wars movie posters continues its run through the nine movies in the main sequence (a trilogy trilogy?) with the first of the latest three, The Force Awakens. Whatever your views on the new movies, and they do differ wildly, there's [...]

Exclusive! Triangular bullion coin series ‘Australian Shipwrecks’ is back with Vergulde Draeck, The Gilt Dragon

By |2020-01-13T02:54:07+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Exclusive! Triangular bullion coin series 'Australian Shipwrecks' is back with Vergulde Draeck, The Gilt Dragon Returning for 2020 is a surprising 2019 debut series from the Royal Australian Mint and dealer LPM HK called Australian Shipwrecks. The RAM are not what you would call prolific issuers of bullion designs, certainly not in the way their kinsmen at the Perth Mint are, so it's always good to see [...]

Mint of Poland’s outstanding ancient mythology range kicks off 2020 with Gods of Anger II: Horus

By |2020-01-09T17:43:15+00:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland's outstanding ancient mythology range kicks off 2020 with Gods of Anger II: Horus Ten days into 2020 and we have the first Mint of Poland high-relief coin themed around the ancient world to enjoy. This first issue is actually the second in the Gods of Anger series and follows the launch of Anubis in 2019. Sticking with the Egyptian theme, we have the falcon headed god, [...]

Agatha Christie, The Mayflower and George III headline a fine mix of new coins from the Royal Mint for 2020

By |2020-01-09T13:28:56+00:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Agatha Christie, The Mayflower and George III headline a fine mix of new coins from the Royal Mint for 2020 Time for the Royal Mints annual core selection of commemorative coin designs to be revealed and it's another very iconic British selection. There's the usual four bimetallic £2 coins, including the Britannia style issue (not to be confused with the main proof Britannia release), a £5 coin, and [...]

Scottsdale’s chunky Terracotta Army 5oz bullion coin puts in a late appearance in reduced mintage form

By |2020-01-08T15:12:57+00:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale's chunky Terracotta Army 5oz bullion coin puts in a late appearance in reduced mintage form Originally an Egyptian-themed set of releases, Scottsdale Mints hewn-edged five-ounce silver bullion coins were a refreshingly new idea that expanded to incorporate smaller versions and even a variant in gold. In October 2018, Scottsdale opened up the format to another theme - the famous Chinese Terracotta Army. That first coin depicted a small [...]

AllCollect Predators silver bullion series leaves the four-legged world for the eight-legged scorpion

By |2020-01-07T23:37:35+00:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

AllCollect Predators silver bullion series leaves the four-legged world for the eight-legged scorpion Following last years Canis Lupus debut, AllCollect's neat Predators silver bullion coin series continues in 2020 with the early debut of Scorpions, the second entrant. These are available only in the super popular one-ounce fine silver format, but are a little more adventurous when it comes to finish.In lieu of the usual brilliant uncirculated [...]

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