July, 2020

Congo adds a cool new silver bullion coin series to its repertoire – Prehistoric Life – and T-Rex kicks it off

By |2020-07-09T17:56:13+01:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Congo|

Continuing our catching up on new releases in the bullion world is a new one from the Democratic Republic of Congo with a subject that will always get my attention - DINOSAURS! There have been some fine prehistoric themed coins over the last few years, demonstrating a noticeable jump from back in 2013/14 when the few designs we saw were often quite terrible. Now, even the bullion coins, like the superb series from the South [...]

October, 2019

Guitar pick shaped coins commemorate fifty years since the iconic cultural event Woodstock took place

By |2019-10-07T18:51:57+01:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Event, Gold, Silver, BH Mayer, Cook Islands|

Guitar pick shaped coins commemorate fifty years since the iconic cultural event Woodstock took place One of the biggest and most impactful music events in history, Woodstock brought together some of the biggest bands of the late Sixties to play in a field meant to hold a fraction of the 400,000 that turned up. Like a lot of cultural events from the period, their influence felt much [...]

June, 2019

The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin

By |2019-06-03T17:49:05+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Science, Silver, BH Mayer, Niue Island|

The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin It's been a little quieter on the astronomy coin front of late. Fewer series seem to be ongoing and individual releases are not appearing in the numbers they were a few years ago, but what is coming on to the market is maintaining the high quality the genre is known for. [...]

September, 2018

After 15 years of elephants, Somalia adds the leopard to its gold & silver bullion coin selection

By |2018-09-17T17:59:31+01:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Gold, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

After 15 years of elephants, Somalia adds the leopard to its gold & silver bullion coin selection 2018 SOMALI LEOPARD BULLION COIN A very popular bullion coin, the Somali Elephant is now in its fifteenth year. While it has displayed a pretty good variety of designs over the years, it must get harder and harder to come up with something new, so the producer has decided to [...]

August, 2018

ANA Show limited special Somali Elephant coin is an early look at the design for 2019

By |2018-08-09T09:41:35+01:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

ANA Show limited special Somali Elephant coin is an early look at the design for 2019 2018 ANA SHOW SOMALI ELEPHANT It's ANA show time again and in what is becoming a regular event, Emporium Hamburg are issuing a limited run of Somali Elephant coins with this years date and next years design. It looks a good one, although it's getting harder to tell the various years [...]

November, 2017

The bottle-cap coin is back with the launch of an uber-iconic Coca-Cola design from Fiji

By |2017-11-14T08:54:10+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, BH Mayer, Fiji|

The bottle-cap coin is back with the launch of an uber-iconic Coca-Cola design from Fiji Last year, Coin Invest Trust released a highly unusual coin in the shape of a metal bottle-cap. Celebrating the Bavarian Purity Law enacted by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria on 23rd April 1516, it was shaped like a bottle cap. It sounds a simple thing, but is apparently a difficult thing to [...]

July, 2017

Somali Elephant design for 2018 revealed on limited run coin for the ANA Show in Denver

By |2017-07-26T20:55:14+01:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Quick Look, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

Somali Elephant design for 2018 revealed on limited run coin for the ANA Show in Denver Just like last year, the new Somali Elephant bullion coin design has shown its face by appearing on a limited coin release rather than on the bullion coin proper. This year it's the turn of a small run of 1,000 coins struck for the upcoming ANA show to be held in [...]

Spiderman Homecoming movie immortalised by John Mercanti on new proof coin range

By |2017-07-07T14:14:20+01:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, BH Mayer, Cook Islands|

Spiderman Homecoming movie immortalised by John Mercanti on new proof coin range The latest blockbuster movie from the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) is one than fans never thought they would see. The movie rights to Spiderman are not actually owned by them, but like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, are owned by Sony. Fortunately, a deal was thrashed out that let Spiderman join the MCU and [...]

World of Parrots adorned silver coin series debuts its fourth, the Pink & Grey Galah

By |2017-07-03T15:24:53+01:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, BH Mayer, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

World of Parrots adorned silver coin series debuts its fourth, the Pink & Grey Galah The fourth coin in Downies World of Parrots series launches today and features the attractive Pink & Grey Galah. The first coin launched back in 2014 and there has been a single entrant every year since then. Previous coins have depicted the Crimson Rosella, the Rainbow Lorikeet, and the Scarlet Macaw, all [...]

Sydney Harbour Bridge is 85 and Downies have gold and silver coins to celebrate

By |2017-07-01T22:00:17+01:00July 1st, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Gold, Silver, BH Mayer, Niue Island|

Sydney Harbour Bridge is 85 and Downies have gold and silver coins to celebrate Eighty-five years old this year, Sydney Harbour Bridge has become an absolute icon of this vibrant Australian city. The scene of one of the most famous New Year celebrations held every year, the bridge is well known far outside of the country, an indelible part of this relatively young states national identity (along [...]

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