Grand Admiral Thrawn & Poison Ivy Chibi silver coins (2024 New Zealand Mint)

By |2024-02-27T16:26:30+00:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Our updating of various Coin Series Profiles continues today, with another pair of coins added to the New Zealand Mint's copious, and quirky range of pop-culture parodies. For those unaware, Chibi is based on the Japanese art-style called super-deformed, whereby a character is depicted with a huge, outsized head. There are now over 150 coins in this [...]

Star Trek returns to the New Zealand Mint with a pair of shaped silver USS Enterprise coins

By |2024-01-19T14:31:18+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Star Trek returns to the New Zealand Mint with a pair of shaped silver USS Enterprise coins With Star Trek back on the agenda at the New Zealand Mint, we're expecting to see an increased variety and volume of new coins as the year progresses. I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if the [...]

Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to the New Zealand Mint’s Chibi range with five fighters making the transition

By |2023-12-13T20:12:41+00:00December 13th, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Sport, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to the New Zealand Mint's Chibi range with five fighters making the transition The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, hosting competitive events worldwide. Established in 1993, the UFC has become the pinnacle of MMA, showcasing elite fighters from various disciplines. Fighters compete in a caged [...]

The Penguin & Sabine Wren Chibi silver coins (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-11-21T12:34:48+00:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Chibi continues its relentless pursuit of market domination with a pair of new issues for two of the biggest franchises that make up the broad range. The first is the 16th in the DC Comics subset, and features one of Batman's most popular adversaries, The Penguin, complete with monocle and dapper suit. The second is from [...]

Ultimate Fighting Championship 30th Anniversary silver coin (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-11-16T21:53:20+00:00November 16th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Sport, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, hosting competitive events worldwide. Established in 1993, the UFC has become the pinnacle of MMA, showcasing elite fighters from various disciplines. Fighters compete in a caged octagon, employing a combination of striking and grappling techniques. The UFC has gained global popularity for its intense, unpredictable bouts, [...]

The Mandalorian Mythosaur Emblem shaped silver coins (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-11-13T19:51:51+00:00November 13th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Another new Star Wars series from the New Zealand Mint has debuted, this time taking the shaped, antique-finished format from the ship-shaped series, the latest of which is Bo-Katan's Gauntlet Starfighter, and applying it to an emblem. The coin features the Mandalorian Mythosaur, popularised in the hit TV show, and likely to become a more important thing moving [...]

The Nightmare Before Christmas 30th Anniversary 1 oz silver coin (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-10-27T17:04:07+01:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The animated classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas', released in 1993, and directed by Tim Burton, has already received some attention in numismatic circles, notably by the New Zealand Mint. Those coins garnered some impressive appreciation on the aftermarket, so clearly, the film has its fans.Fast-forward to October 2023, and the mint is back with a new, and more [...]

The New Zealand Mint’s ‘trading coin’ concept makes the jump from Star Wars to Marvel, with 51 new coins

By |2023-10-13T13:45:55+01:00October 13th, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand Mint's 'trading coin' concept makes the jump from Star Wars to Marvel, with 51 new coins Just a couple of months ago, we reported on a new concept issued by the New Zealand Mint. Called Mint Trading Coins, they basically take the age-old swapping idea from baseball and bubblegum cards, and applies [...]

Thanos Marvel Mega Chibi 2oz silver coin (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-10-11T13:41:30+01:00October 11th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Yesterday saw the release of one of the considerably rarer, two-ounce silver Chibi coins, that the mint has dubbed Mega-Chibi. Despite the standard Chibi range now numbering over 130 releases, the number of the bigger variants is still in single figures. Thanos is the second in the Marvel subseries, following the Incredible Hulk coin, and depicts the big [...]

The New Zealand Mint has been busy this month. Here’s a catch-up of their September pop-culture releases

By |2023-09-28T14:05:09+01:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand Mint has been busy this month. Here's a catch-up of their September pop-culture releases It's been a while since we did a round-up of New Zealand mint coins, so here we have the latest September issues. Moving forward, we'll get back to a more usual routine with them. There are plenty of the [...]

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