The 3,000 year old Chinese Sanxingdui culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations

By |2021-05-17T13:37:01+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island|

The 3,000+ year old Chinese Shu culture launches a new coin series looking at the history of Latitude 30 civilisations Stretching back in time deeper than the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, and the Emperors, is the ancient Shu Kingdom. While much of it is still shrouded in mystery, the 1986 discovery of a major site in [...]

A Samurai mask of the Japanese feudal period launches LPM’s ‘Ancient Warriors’ series of dimensional silver coins

By |2021-05-17T00:55:54+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, LPM HK, Samoa|

A Samurai mask of the Japanese feudal period launches LPM's 'Ancient Warriors' series of dimensional silver coins Coin producers continue to be more adventurous when it comes to designs, and none more so than the increasingly popular dimensional format. Coins that are not just shaped for a subject in outline, but also with high-relief, sometimes on [...]

THE MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-05-15T17:12:42+01:00May 15th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Mandalorian coloured silver coin series from the New Zealand Mint seems to have been a good seller, no surprise given the huge popularity of the TV series. The star of the show to date is without question 'The Child', also known as Grogu, or Baby Yoda (which it isn't), so it's a surprise that we're four coins [...]

Perth Mint brings the Great Barrier Reef to life with a huge two-kilogram fine silver coin

By |2021-05-13T16:19:38+01:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint brings the Great Barrier Reef to life with a huge two-kilogram fine silver coin One of the most incredible places on this planet, the Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia has had relatively little in the way of numismatic celebration. Australian dealer/producer Downies did a neat five-ounce coin back in early 2018, [...]

Thor’s legendary weapon of choice, Mjolnir, is reproduced in miniature for MDM’s latest dimensional silver coin

By |2021-05-12T11:49:57+01:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Movies & TV, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Thor's legendary weapon of choice, Mjolnir, is reproduced in miniature for MDM's latest dimensional silver coin We could describe how the story of Mjolnir, the famed weapon of choice of the Norse Thunder God Thor, was first told in Skáldskaparmál from Snorri’s Edda. Of how it was forged as the result of a bet between Loki, Sindri, [...]

CIT continue their delve into our ancient numismatic past with a stunning reimagining of the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

By |2021-05-11T22:32:47+01:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: History, Politics & Finance, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT continue their delve into our ancient numismatic past with a stunning reimagining of the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm We're all aware of just how important the influence of Athens has been on the development of Western civilisation, but much of the history of this ground-breaking city state is less well known. Even the notion that Athens [...]

MASTER CHIEF & GANDALF CHIBI (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-05-11T16:47:07+01:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

 Chibi is back like clockwork with the first pair of May issues now available to pre-order, The first is of little surprise, Gandalf the Grey the latest in the Lord of the Rings sub-set. This is the third of Tolkiens characters to get the monster-bonce treatment, and you can see the franchise gradually taking priority over Harry Potter, [...]

Mint XXI showcases the natural world with impressive Honey Bee, Lioness and Mountain Gorilla silver coins

By |2021-05-11T12:14:46+01:00May 9th, 2021|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint XXI showcases the natural world with impressive Honey Bee, Lioness and Mountain Gorilla silver coins One of our favourite producers around at the moment, Mint XXI has issued some quite stunning coins over the last couple of years, so it's always a pleasure to get a new batch to look at. To start off, we're looking [...]

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary

By |2021-05-10T21:11:15+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, Cameroon, CIT Coin Invest, East India Company, Djibouti, France, MDM, Mint of Poland, Monnaie de Paris, Niue Island, St Helena|

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary Better late than never, as they say, here's our roundup of coins commemorating the bicentenary this week of the death of pint-sized Gallic terror, Napoleon Bonaparte. An icon in France and one of the most famous figures in history, [...]

STAR WARS: GALACTIC EMPIRE BULLION COIN (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-05-05T21:03:53+01:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's Star Wars bullion range gets its second issue of 2021 and its tenth overall since its launch in 2017. The range seems to be comprised of a Darth Vader sub-series (four coins to date), a miscellaneous series (four coins), and one called Symbols of Star Wars. This latter series is the most recent, [...]

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