March, 2020

Jim Lee’s brilliant Batman story, ‘Hush’ inspires Niue’s latest DC comic series silver coins

By |2020-03-27T16:49:41+00:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Jim Lee's brilliant Batman story, 'Hush' inspires Niue's latest DC comic series silver coins When you take one of the most iconic superhero characters of all time and give him to one of the best comic artists of the modern age, you get a story like Batman: Hush. Originally published over 12 issues of Batman (#608 in Oct 2002 until #619 in Sept 2003, the Jeph Loeb penned story [...]

Disney bullion back for the second time in 2020 with Mickey and Pluto in silver and gold

By |2020-03-21T13:51:33+00:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney bullion back for the second time in 2020 with Mickey and Pluto in silver and gold The New Zealand Mint's ongoing run of Disney-themed bullion coins continues with a second release in 2020 already. Obviously these things are pretty popular, even though the mintage is far smaller than the original issues. Then again, that's something common across almost all the bullion coin issuers these days, the [...]

Guards of the Empire shows off the ubiquity of the Clone Trooper army for its second issue

By |2020-03-19T14:22:02+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Guards of the Empire shows off the ubiquity of the Clone Trooper army for its second issue To say there are a few Star Wars coins on release over the last few years would be an understatement, so we don't doubt that the New Zealand Mint is finding it more difficult to come up with new ideas. Fortunately, we think that were bang on target with the new Guards [...]

Star Wars shaped dimensional coins return with the iconic Stormtrooper helmet

By |2020-03-12T15:31:55+00:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars shaped dimensional coins return with the iconic Stormtrooper helmet Continuing with their flagship Star Wars franchise, the New Zealand Mint has returned to the dimensional format they debuted with Darth Vader last year. For 2020, it's the Sith Lords' henchmen, the Imperial Stormtrooper, that's the subject. One of the most iconic symbols in science fiction, this is clearly a fine choice for this series.Like Vader, this is [...]

Star Wars bullion is back for 2020 with the mysterious bounty hunter, Boba Fett

By |2020-03-10T11:48:45+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars bullion is back for 2020 with the mysterious bounty hunter, Boba Fett Star Wars bullion returns for 2020 with a new subject instead of an Imperial character for a change. Boba Fett, the bounty hunter that despite minimal screen time, became one of the most loved characters in the original trilogy. The new hit TV series called 'The Mandalorian' is a result of Boba's influence as he [...]

February, 2020

Same Bat-time, same bat-channel! The sidekick and the arch-enemy join Batman 66 coin series

By |2020-02-18T13:55:46+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Same Bat-time, same bat-channel! The sidekick and the arch-enemy join Batman 66 coin series Back for a second batch of coins, Batman 66 is the weirdest and most fun of all the superhero series, if not one exactly true to the comics. Last December saw Batman and The Penguin released to kick off this series, and now we have his over-energetic sidekick, Robin, and the most iconic of all [...]

The king of the dinosaurs, the Tyrant Lizard itself, stars on Niue’s new prehistoric coin series

By |2020-02-10T19:26:44+00:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The king of the dinosaurs, the Tyrant Lizard itself, stars on Niue's new prehistoric coin series We love a prehistoric coin here, but they come along so rarely these days we'd almost think an asteroid had landed on Mintsville. Fortunately, and with an incredible piece of lucky timing, the New Zealand Mint has launched the first of its new 'Dinosaurs' series, and started off with the big bad of [...]

Darth Vader’s sidekicks join their boss in the NZ Mints silver miniature collection

By |2020-02-05T13:41:53+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint|

Darth Vader's sidekicks join their boss in the NZ Mints silver miniature collection Following a superb miniature realisation of one of the movie worlds greatest villains, Darth Vader, his iconic white-clad Stormtroopers are the next to join the New Zealand Mints range of silver statuettes. Like Vader, this looks to be a superb piece of sculpture by regular artist, Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra, who has shown an adeptness [...]

After Star Wars comes Harry Potter. New Zealand Mint debuts the poster for the first movie in coin form

By |2020-02-04T01:13:15+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

After Star Wars comes Harry Potter. New Zealand Mint debuts the poster for the first movie in coin form After a successful run through the nine Star Wars movies (the ninth coin should be imminent), the NZ Mint has turned its attention to the equally gigantic Harry Potter Universe and it fine selection of official movie posters With eight movies in total, we'd expect to see these issued at [...]

January, 2020

The Justice League is sixty years old and Niue’s new coin series celebrates the iconic characters

By |2020-01-22T10:26:39+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Justice League is sixty years old and Niue's new coin series celebrates the iconic characters Sixty years old, DC Comics iconic Justice League is getting a new silver coin series in celebration, starting off with Wonder Woman. Enjoying a new lease of life after a hit movie, with another promising one on the way, this is a good choice to start off the series. Nothing unusual about [...]

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