DC COMICS THE FLASH CHIBI (2020, NZ MINT)

By |2020-09-21T18:08:14+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's latest Chibi coin is here, and with another ten due to drop before the end of 2020, it's a place we'll obviously visiting pretty often (we like these!). Based on the Japanese big-headed 'Super-deformed; cultural style, they reinterprete characters from three of the mints big franchises - DC Comics, Harry Potter, and Star [...]

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN POSTER (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-14T14:17:29+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Harry Potter behemoth is back in the coin world with the release of the third movie poster coin in the New Zealand Mints series of seven. Having its premiere in 2004, the movie went on to gross $796.7 million worldwide, and picked up a pair of Oscar nominations on the way. A darker movie than the [...]

WIZARDING WORLD HERMIONE GRANGER CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-06T12:11:16+01:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Copper, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

It looks like the New Zealand Mint's Chibi coin range is turning into a hit, with the Batman, Harry Potter and Darth Vader issues selling out almost immediately. Next in line is the second in the Potterverse, Hermione Granger, and it's another instantly recognisable caricature. Shaped and coloured for each release, these Chibi coins have had a [...]

THE ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-03T16:12:04+01:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The third of the New Zealand Mints Archangel coins is now available. After Gabriel and Michael comes Raphael, the archangel famed for his healing in the major Abrahamic religions. As before, the beautiful stained-glass designs from Hull Minster in the UK are the basis for the coins. Created in 1920 by Mary Hutchinson, they're an inspired choice for [...]

STAR WARS DARTH VADER BULLION COIN (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-01T20:56:02+01:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The third Star Wars bullion coin of 2020, following both Boba Fett and the Mandalorian Mythosaur Emblem, features the fourth appearance of Darth Vader. To date, the screen baddie has alternated designs with Empire soldiers, and with the noticeable exception of the APMEXclusive Mandalorian coin, that continues here. The design is a familiar one, perhaps a little [...]

MICKEY MOUSE READY SET GO (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-08-27T12:54:02+01:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Sport, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

It's been a bit quieter on the Mickey Mouse front lately, coming after several years of continual coin releases, but the annoying rodent is back with a new series of sport related coins. No doubt planned when the Olympics was yet to be floored by Covid-19, they still make a charming enough effort at doing something a [...]

The New Zealand Mints Chibi coins make the jump to the Star Wars Universe with Darth Vader

By |2020-08-26T10:01:17+01:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mints Chibi coins make the jump to the Star Wars Universe with Darth Vader Old Wheezy is back on a coin and this time he represents the first release in the New Zealand Mints 'Chibi' range for Star Wars. We've already seen the big-headed concept on coins for DC Comics and for [...]

Niue’s Classic Harry Potter coin series continues with Albus Dumbledore, the wizard headmaster

By |2020-08-25T14:23:20+01:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Niue's Classic Harry Potter coin series continues with Albus Dumbledore, the wizard headmaster The New Zealand Mint are diving deeper into J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' universe with their latest addition to their 'Classic' range of proof coins. They already have their popular movie poster reproduction coins, and House Banner foils, and we've already seen a Hogwarts and [...]

Chibi returns to the DC Comics universe with the release of a Wonder Woman shaped coin

By |2020-08-18T12:25:09+01:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Chibi returns to the DC Comics universe with the release of a Wonder Woman shaped coin The Chibi coin collection from the New Zealand Mint continues apace with Wonder Woman, the second in the DC Comics range, following the issue of Batman a short while ago in late June. Batman was followed [...]

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER POSTER FOIL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-08-12T13:35:54+01:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The last of the New Zealand Mint's Star Wars Posters premium silver foils drops today and features another of the new and divisive movies in the long running franchise, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. While there are people that love or hate the new trilogy, they're actually movies that you can also feel indifferent about as [...]

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