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 [...]

Are you the lucky one! Coins Today picks the certificate number that wins a one-off 5oz gold coin

By |2020-04-01T22:34:01+01:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Event, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island|

Are you the lucky one! Coins Today picks the certificate number that wins a one-off 5oz gold coin Back in mid-December, we posted an article about an intriguing new bullion coin from Korean producer, Coins Today. It was called 'Lucky Coin', and for good reason. Each of the 25,000 coins sold came with a certificate with a covered number on it, much like a lottery scratch [...]

March, 2020

Classic time travel adventure, Back To The Future is 35 years old and Niue marks the time and date in silver

By |2020-03-30T21:07:12+01:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Niue Island|

Classic time travel adventure, Back To The Future is 35 years old and Niue marks the time and date in silver Released in 1985, the Robert Zemeckis directed time-travel comedy 'Back to the Future', was a huge critical and commercial success, spawning two sequels. The combination of a top-notch script, first-class direction and perfect casting (headlined by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd), led to the movie [...]

‘Get off your horse and drink your milkspots!’ John Wayne hits the limited silver bullion coin market

By |2020-03-30T02:49:50+01:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, People, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

'Get off your horse and drink your milkspots!' John Wayne hits the limited silver bullion coin market Born Marion Robert Morrison on May 26, 1907, John Wayne is one of the most beloved actors in American movie history. From his first major role in the 1930 Western, The Big Trail, until his death from cancer on June 11, 1979, he Acted in scores of Hollywood movies, and spent over [...]

Jim Lee’s brilliant Batman story, ‘Hush’ inspires Niue’s latest DC comic series silver coins

By |2020-03-27T16:49:41+00:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Jim Lee's brilliant Batman story, 'Hush' inspires Niue's latest DC comic series silver coins When you take one of the most iconic superhero characters of all time and give him to one of the best comic artists of the modern age, you get a story like Batman: Hush. Originally published over 12 issues of Batman (#608 in Oct 2002 until #619 in Sept 2003, the Jeph Loeb penned story [...]

Following Ares, Poseidon, & Hephaestus coins, Numiartis showcases the protector against epidemics, Apollo

By |2020-03-25T15:57:48+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Following Ares, Poseidon, & Hephaestus coins, Numiartis showcases the protector against epidemics, Apollo It's arguably the superb Ares coin back in 2017 that first drew attention to the Mint of Poland's abilities in this genre, but it's fair to say they've proved time and again it wasn't a one off. Ares was the first in Numiartis' 'Gods' series, and was followed by the equally impressive Poseidon and Hephaestus. The [...]

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 [...]

Disney bullion back for the second time in 2020 with Mickey and Pluto in silver and gold

By |2020-03-21T13:51:33+00:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney bullion back for the second time in 2020 with Mickey and Pluto in silver and gold The New Zealand Mint's ongoing run of Disney-themed bullion coins continues with a second release in 2020 already. Obviously these things are pretty popular, even though the mintage is far smaller than the original issues. Then again, that's something common across almost all the bullion coin issuers these days, the [...]

Guards of the Empire shows off the ubiquity of the Clone Trooper army for its second issue

By |2020-03-19T14:22:02+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Guards of the Empire shows off the ubiquity of the Clone Trooper army for its second issue To say there are a few Star Wars coins on release over the last few years would be an understatement, so we don't doubt that the New Zealand Mint is finding it more difficult to come up with new ideas. Fortunately, we think that were bang on target with the new Guards [...]

For the fifth and final time, the Royal Mint brings Peter Rabbit to its 50p coin range

By |2020-03-19T02:29:00+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

For the fifth and final time, the Royal Mint brings Peter Rabbit to its 50p coin range One of the first Royal Mint licenced fifty pence coins to generate a buying frenzy, the debut Peter Rabbit coin, released in 2016, sold out its 15,000 mintage in barely a week. Three other character coins were released through that year, and in 2017 they returned with four new designs. Even [...]

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