UNESCO themed coins proliferate with silver coin celebrating New Zealand site

By |2016-11-05T06:31:55+00:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

There have been many coins over the last few years featuring UNESCO sites, but recently there's been an increase in those specifically done for the organisation rather than as a coincidence. The two primary ranges are from the Monnaie de Paris with its Banks of the Seine series and from the Royal Canadian Mint with its new nature themed [...]

SUPERB NEW KIWI COIN FEATURES A LASER-CUT SILHOUETTE OF A NATIONAL SYMBOL

By |2016-11-05T06:32:07+00:00May 19th, 2015|Categories: Nature, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

There isn't an animal more closely associated with New Zealand than the unusual, flightless Kiwi bird. The subject of many coins, especially over the past year, it is the New Zealand Post that can claim the bird as its mascot having offered commemorative precious metal Kiwi coins for well over a decade. Their last two releases have seen a [...]

ANTIPODEAN MINTS ADD TO THE NUMBER OF COINS CELEBRATING THE ROYAL BIRTH

By |2016-11-05T06:32:09+00:00May 8th, 2015|Categories: Australia, Gold, People, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post, Perth Mint, Royal Australian Mint|

With the arrival of another royal baby making waves around the world, it doesn't need Einstein to know we're going to get inundated with coins celebrating the event. We've already had a 750-coin run of specially packaged gold sovereigns struck on the day by the Royal Mint,

STUMPED? 2015 CRICKET WORLD CUP SIGNS OFF WITH A UNIQUE MEDALLION

By |2016-11-05T06:32:22+00:00March 26th, 2015|Categories: Medallion, Sport, NZ Post|

A sport gaining popularity around the world, cricket has almost completed its 'Superbowl' with the holding of the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup. Held every four years in different locations, this time around it's in Australia and New Zealand. There have already been a couple of pretty cool domed coins issued in celebration of the tournament, one from the [...]

ANZAC COIN DUO FROM AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND DEBUT IN NEW SET – UPDATED

By |2016-11-05T06:32:24+00:00March 11th, 2015|Categories: History, Coloured, Australia, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

With a cluster of mints being based in Australia and New Zealand, and with 2015 being the centenary of the deployment of ANZAC troops to the famous battlefield of Gallipoli, it comes as no surprise that commemorative coins celebrating the anniversary are coming thick and fast. The New Zealand Post have released coins previously on the subject, but this [...]

NEW ZEALAND FOLLOWS AUSTRALIA WITH CURVED SILVER CRICKET COIN

By |2016-11-05T06:32:35+00:00January 17th, 2015|Categories: Gilded, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

A sport that is seemingly growing in popularity around the world, even in the United States, cricket is a game played over five days in its original form. Especially popular in former British colonies, it's almost the unofficial sport of the Commonwealth, the number of countries now playing has greatly increased in recent years. Part of this is down to [...]

NEW ZEALAND POST RELEASE THEIR ANNUAL NZ COIN AND ITS A BIRD

By |2021-01-24T17:32:08+00:00January 16th, 2015|Categories: Nature, Silver, New Zealand, NZ Post|

Every year since at least 2008, the New Zealand Post releases what it calls its 'Annual Coin', a single silver coin denominated at $5 NZ Dollars. Usually featuring a native animal from amongst New Zealand's weird and wonderful selection, previous coins we've covered have depicted the Short-tailed Bat (2013), and the Kairuku (2014), the latter being a giant [...]

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