The Gold Village brings the South American Greater Thornbird and its spiky nest to numismatic life

By |2024-03-01T15:00:10+00:00March 1st, 2024|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Gabon, The Gold Village|

The Gold Village brings the South American Greater Thornbird and its spiky nest to numismatic life Found throughout South America, the Greater Thornbird is an unusual avian, freckle-breasted, around 20 cm in length, and with a loud song. It got its name from the habit of building its cone-shaped nest in amongst thorny branches, adding [...]

Art Mint brings its crisp artistic style to a beautiful, traditional Chinese Dragon art coin in a choice of two finishes

By |2024-03-01T09:17:52+00:00March 1st, 2024|Categories: Culture, Art Mint, Lunar Calendar, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island|

Art Mint brings its crisp artistic style to a beautiful, traditional Chinese Dragon art coin in a choice of two finishes Just like the last time it came around in 2012, the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Lunar Calendar has brought with it a notable uptick in the number of dragon themed coins [...]

The Mint of Gdańsk debuts the third of its Sea Battles silver coins with Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar

By |2024-02-29T16:16:39+00:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Gdansk, Niue Island|

The Mint of Gdańsk debuts the third of its Sea Battles silver coins with Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar Polish producer, Mint of Gdańsk, is back with some new issues, and the one we'll be having a look at today is the third in their biannual 'Sea Battles' range. The series debuted in 2020 with [...]

Coin’s Today the Armadillo Lizard, and the Eternal Flame to its swelling range of stackable silver bullion

By |2024-02-29T12:52:54+00:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Coins Today KR|

Coin's Today the Armadillo Lizard, and the Eternal Flame to its swelling range of stackable silver bullion South Korean producer, Coin's Today, continues its accelerated release program for stackable silver bullion with the launch of another pair of designs. It's hard to keep up with them all, but it does mean that there's something in the [...]

Grand Admiral Thrawn & Poison Ivy Chibi silver coins (2024 New Zealand Mint)

By |2024-02-27T16:26:30+00:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Our updating of various Coin Series Profiles continues today, with another pair of coins added to the New Zealand Mint's copious, and quirky range of pop-culture parodies. For those unaware, Chibi is based on the Japanese art-style called super-deformed, whereby a character is depicted with a huge, outsized head. There are now over 150 coins in this [...]

Enduring Soldiers 17: Zygmunt Szendzielarz ‘Lupaszka’ silver coin (2024 National Bank of Poland)

By |2024-02-27T12:26:09+00:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Military, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

A long-running series from the National Bank of Poland, 'Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists' is a celebration of the freedom fighters that gave their lives fighting the Soviet Union immediately after the end of the Second World War. Today sees the issue of the 17th coin in the series - Zygmunt Szendzielarz 'Lupaszka'. Each half-ounce sterling [...]

Armoured Vehicles 09: The M26 Pershing gold and silver coins (2024 Czech Mint)

By |2024-02-27T11:29:11+00:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Military, Gold, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

It's a favourite subject of mine, so it's fair to say the Czech Mint's three-year, twelve-coin look at the tanks of the Second World War, was always going to get a Coin Series Profile, and that is indeed the case. The coins have been released at the rate of four per year, one each from the Soviet Union, [...]

Music Day continues with CIT and MDM heading into heavier rock with Iron Maiden and Motorhead

By |2024-02-26T13:49:27+00:00February 26th, 2024|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Barbados, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, MDM|

Music Day continues with CIT and MDM heading into heavier rock with Iron Maiden and Motorhead We started the day with a look at the Royal Mint's new George Michael coin, but the coin world is no stranger to music, with hard rock/heavy metal being the usual subject of choice. Bands like AC/DC, and Iron [...]

The Royal Mint’s Music Legends proof coin range continues its look at icons of British Music with George Michael

By |2024-02-26T00:05:38+00:00February 26th, 2024|Categories: Art & Literature, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's Music Legends proof coin range continues its look at icons of British Music with George Michael "One of the bestselling musicians of all time, George Michael transitioned from a teen heartthrob as part of pop duo WHAM! Into a global superstar as a solo artist. Decades after their initial release, his hits ‘Careless [...]

The Lithuanian Mint releases two new coins for the heart and soul. Essentia: Cor, and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

By |2024-02-23T15:14:42+00:00February 23rd, 2024|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Lithuanian Mint, Niue Island|

The Lithuanian Mint releases two new coins for the heart and soul. Essentia: Cor, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. One of the more inventive European mints when it comes to national producers, the Lithuanian Mint has a wide range of issues for the Pacific island nation of Niue as well. This gives a mint the [...]

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