A century on, the transition from Morgan Dollar to Peace Dollar is marked with a new silver coin celebration

By |2022-04-20T16:24:42+01:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: History, Gilded, Politics & Finance, Silver, BH Mayer, Cook Islands|

A century on, the transition from Morgan Dollar to Peace Dollar is marked with a new silver coin celebration The first standard silver coin minted by the United States Government since the passing of the 1873 Coinage Act, the Morgan dollar was a 0.900 silver unit of 26.73 grams total weight. Named after its designer, George [...]

Pelican Rwanda African Ounce bullion coin (2022 BH Mayer)

By |2022-02-28T17:40:56+00:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Rwanda|

There aren't many bullion series with annually changing designs that can boast of hitting fifteen issues, but joining that club this year is the Rwandan African Ounce. At one time, this was a big hit, with early issues attracting some serious prices on the aftermarket, and while that interest has cooled somewhat, no doubt due to the massive [...]

Nautical Ounce – Sedov bullion (2021)

By |2021-09-08T21:55:09+01:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, BH Mayer, Rwanda|

Launching in 2017, the Nautical Ounce series of bullion coins has now reached the grand old age of five with the release of Sedov. This is actually an attractive range, with a relatively low profile, but easily the equal of much of the ship themed competition, and better than the similar Rwandan African Ounce wildlife series, in our [...]

Tokelau Owls – Northern Pygmy Owl bullion (2021 APMEX)

By |2021-08-19T01:54:31+01:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Tokelau|

APMEX have launched the second in their exclusive series of one-ounce silver bullion coins featuring stylised depictions of owls. These amazing birds have inspired some quite superb modern numismatics and been a staple of the coin world for thousands of years, going back to at least the Athenian Tetradrachm. This bullion series appears to be the offshoot [...]

PREHISTORIC LIFE: MAMENCHISAURUS BULLION (2020,)

By |2020-12-18T21:39:09+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Congo|

Sneaking in just before Christmas, the third Prehistoric Life bullion coin has been added to the range just a month after the Plesiosaurus debuted. We're heading to sauropod territory this time with a species found in China that possessed a quite epic neck.Living during a part of the Jurassic Period, from 160-145 mya, the largest species reached [...]

RWANDA AFRICAN OUNCE: OKAPI (2021, BH MAYER)

By |2020-11-22T17:23:39+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, BH Mayer|

Chugging along, just like the equally long-standing African bullion coin, the Somali Elephant, the Rwandan African ounce has always been a little more enigmatic and restricted in distribution than its cousin. Struck by the very talented BH Mayer in Germany, the series debuted in 2008 and early issues have seen some impressive appreciation on the secondary market. [...]

Congo’s ‘Prehistoric Life’ bullion coin series is back for a second 2020 outing with the giant marine reptile, Plesiosaurus

By |2020-11-11T22:02:46+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Congo|

Congo's 'Prehistoric Life' bullion coin series is back for a second 2020 outing with the giant marine reptile, Plesiosaurus The Democratic Republic of Congo's 'Prehistoric Life' bullion coin series is back with a second release for 2020. Following on from the release of Tyrannosaurus Rex back in July, the producer has headed away from land to [...]

AFRICAN WILDLIFE: SOMALI ELEPHANT BULLION (2021, Emporium Hamburg)

By |2020-09-10T13:50:29+01:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Gold, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

Now an old stalwart of the annual bullion coin release calendar, the Somali Elephant, also called the African Wildlife, is rapidly closing in on its 20th anniversary. First appearing in 2004, the coin features a depiction of an elephant in various poses and has seen some fine designs over the years. However, recent years have exhibited a [...]

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

By |2020-11-11T18:28:48+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Congo|

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

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 [...]

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