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, Gold, Nature, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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