Soviet heavy tank, the IS-2, is the first in a great new silver coin series called Confrontation

By |2021-09-08T22:28:36+01:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: History, Military, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, Volgo-Vyatka Mint|

Soviet heavy tank, the IS-2, is the first in a great new silver coin series called Confrontation It isn’t often that we get a new coin from a new series from a new producer, and from a mint we haven’t covered before, so clearly we’re intrigued. That the coin subject is one I have a passion [...]

A spliff a day keeps the doctor away! Or was that an apple? Who cares, the wacky baccy numismaty returns.

By |2021-09-07T14:29:56+01:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gilded, Nature, Benin, Silver, Numiscollect|

A spliff a day keeps the doctor away! Or was that an apple? Who cares, the wacky baccy numismaty returns. Numicollect's new selection is now upon us and it includes a pair of old friends. Issued in 2016 as part of their long running Famous Plants range, and the last that we know of, it featured [...]

Westhove Castle is the sixth in the Royal Dutch Mint’s latest Dutch Castles Silver Ducat series

By |2021-09-07T02:35:03+01:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Westhove Castle is the sixth in the Royal Dutch Mint's latest Dutch Castles Silver Ducat series Between 2015 and 2019, the Royal Dutch Mint issued a 12-coin set of silver ducats themed around the 12 provinces in the Netherlands. It was successful enough to warrant a follow on series, this time taking a look [...]

Australia’s Most Dangerous bullion coin series from the Royal Australian Mint and LPM, returns with a sting in its tail

By |2021-09-06T01:59:51+01:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia's Most Dangerous bullion coin series from the Royal Australian Mint and LPM, returns with a sting in its tail Along with the 'Australian Zoo' bullion coin series, the Royal Australian Mint also produces another range extolling the virtues of this continents happy, friendly wildlife called 'Australia's Most Dangerous. Actually, a series called Australia's Not Dangerous probably [...]

The Royal Mint’s Shengxiao Lunar series emerges in proof form for the Year of the Tiger

By |2021-09-07T18:16:53+01:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's Shengxiao Lunar series emerges in proof form for the Year of the Tiger The Royal Mint has launched its latest Shengxiao Lunar entrant and it's for the 2022 Year of the Tiger. The ninth in the series to date, it's actually the third release in their first full lunar cycle, at which point [...]

Hokusai’s iconic Japanese woodcut print ‘Great Wave off Kanagawa’ is the latest copper/silver micropuzzle coin

By |2021-09-03T12:59:51+01:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Copper, Silver, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

Hokusai's iconic Japanese woodcut print 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' is the latest copper/silver micropuzzle coin We're big fans of Powercoin's Micropuzzle Treasure series, which employed Smartminting to recreate an unfinished puzzle of a piece of art. Now four coins old, it was joined by a similar series from Numiartis that has seen two releases to date. [...]

Star Wars Classic coin series brings in the biggest hit character in the franchise of late – The Mandalorian

By |2021-09-03T03:31:44+01:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Star Wars Classic coin series brings in the biggest hit character in the franchise of late - The Mandalorian Star Wars Classic has always been our favourite of the New Zealand Mints many franchise series, offering as it does, a clean, purer homage to the many characters in the hit movie series, free of gimmickry. It [...]

Royal Mint debuts the second of three trilogies of 50p coins celebrating the classic childrens books ‘Winnie the Pooh’

By |2021-09-02T10:24:46+01:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint debuts the second of three trilogies of 50p coins celebrating the classic childrens books 'Winnie the Pooh' Last year, the Royal Mint debuted what was the first three coins in a nine-coin, three year program dedicated to the world of literary pair A.A. Milne and E.H. Shephard. The former the writer, the latter the [...]

Exclusive first look: Emporium Hamburg’s flagship ‘Somali Elephant’ bullion coin series debuts its 2022 design

By |2021-09-15T10:46:08+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Emporium Hamburg, Somalia|

Exclusive first look: Emporium Hamburg's flagship 'Somali Elephant' bullion coin series debuts its 2022 design It seems to be a big day for bullion, with the Perth Mint's new range and now another grand old lady of the coin market, the Somali Elephant, also debuting its 2022 entrant. The Elephant first appeared way back in [...]

The Perth Mint debuts its 2022 bullion range, with new additions to its iconic core nature ranges

By |2021-09-01T12:09:05+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Platinum, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint debuts its 2022 bullion range, with new additions to its iconic core nature ranges The highlight of the bullion calendar is here again, and it's the launch of the Perth Mint's iconic nature-themed core bullion range. Many of these series date back decades and come from a time when choice was considerably more restricted [...]

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