July, 2020

SERPENT OF MILAN HALF OUNCE (2020, Scottsdale Mint)

By |2020-07-06T10:43:49+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Samoa|

A new bullion coin series from Scottsdale Mint, a producer known for its varied and widespread selection, Serpent of Milan was an interesting idea. Based on a centuries old emblem from the Italian city-state, the Biscione depicts a serpent eating a human child. It's currently still used by the top tier football team, Inter Milan and by the car maker, Alfa Romeo. The debut of this design at the beginning of the [...]

June, 2020

Scottsdale Mint’s expansive Eastern Caribbean 8 series of bullion coins returns in 2020 for a third run

By |2020-06-30T18:24:06+01:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Antigua & Barbuda, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

With everything that's been going on in the world, it's no surprise that the coin world hasn't been spared, and we'd not have been surprised in the slightest if Scottsdale Mint had decided to eschew its annual bullion jaunt around eight Caribbean nations. Late, but unbowed, the first in the mints third Caribbean cruise has now launched, and as before, it's Antigua & Barbuda kicking it off.This nations theme has been its old history [...]

May, 2020

2020 BIBLICAL SERIES #31 JESUS ON THE SEA (SCOTTSDALE MINT)

By |2020-05-11T15:38:11+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, History, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

If you were wondering what has happened to Scottsdale Mint's epic ten-year Biblical Series of antiqued 2oz silver coins, wonder no more. The first of the six issues due to put in an appearance through 2020 has finally been released and has gone with a numismatic rendering of 'Jesus Walking on the Sea' by Gustave Dore. This is an epic series is terms of scope, with an inspired choice of [...]

February, 2020

Scottsdale mines the rich medieval heraldry of Italy for its latest bullion coin selection

By |2020-02-27T17:43:52+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Samoa|

Scottsdale mines the rich medieval heraldry of Italy for its latest bullion coin selection Of all the major bullion coin producers, Scottsdale Mint stands apart for the sheer breadth of subjects it chooses for them, and the nations it issues them for. The Eastern Caribbean 8 is an excellent example, but they've released a plethora of designs for countries in Oceania, Africa and the Caribbean. Their latest esoteric issue [...]

Congo Silverback returns for his sixth bullion coin iteration and he looks real mad…

By |2020-02-13T10:51:25+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo, Scottsdale Mint|

Congo Silverback returns for his sixth bullion coin iteration and he looks real mad... The Congo Silverback returns for its sixth iteration and has carved itself a place as one of Scottsdale Mint's signature series. With a debut in 2015 and a single annual issue, it has been a steady rock in a catalogue of bullion coins that is constantly changing. One of those programmes where the design [...]

Saint Lucian Flamingo entrant in Scottsdale’s EC8 2019 series arrives in superb proof form

By |2020-02-12T17:26:50+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Saint Lucia|

Saint Lucian Flamingo entrant in Scottsdale's EC8 2019 series arrives in superb proof form The good news is that Scottsdale Mint's Eastern Caribbean 8 (EC8) series is coming back in 2020 for its third annual run through the eight nations in the programme, but what we're looking at here is the last issue in the 2019 sequence. Not the bullion coin itself, which we've covered [...]

January, 2020

Scottsdale Mints 2019 Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion programme wraps up with the Saint Lucian Flamingo

By |2020-01-23T14:06:47+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Saint Lucia|

Scottsdale Mints 2019 Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion programme wraps up with the Saint Lucian Flamingo A little late, but the 2019 EC8 bullion coin programme from Scottsdale Mint has finally wrapped up with the release of the eighth coin in the series. Like the 2018 range, this one has finished with one of the best designs of the year, the Flamingo issued for Saint Lucia. Similar in execution [...]

Scottsdale’s chunky Terracotta Army 5oz bullion coin puts in a late appearance in reduced mintage form

By |2020-01-08T15:12:57+00:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale's chunky Terracotta Army 5oz bullion coin puts in a late appearance in reduced mintage form Originally an Egyptian-themed set of releases, Scottsdale Mints hewn-edged five-ounce silver bullion coins were a refreshingly new idea that expanded to incorporate smaller versions and even a variant in gold. In October 2018, Scottsdale opened up the format to another theme - the famous Chinese Terracotta Army. That first coin depicted a small [...]

December, 2019

Scottsdale wraps up its Biblical Series of woodcut-inspired coins for 2019 with ‘Moses on the Nile’

By |2019-12-18T18:20:26+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale wraps up its Biblical Series of woodcut-inspired coins for 2019 with 'Moses on the Nile' After five years of six annual releases, Scottsdale Mint's epic Biblical Series has finally hit the half-way mark with its thirtieth release. When this series first debuted in 2015, we were thinking that a 60-coin, 10-year programme was a trifle ambitious to actually go the distance, but Scottsdale have done a great job with [...]

November, 2019

EC8 draws to a close with the penultimate bullion coin issues for the 2019 programme

By |2019-11-20T20:18:17+00:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Anguilla, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, St Vincent & Grenadines|

EC8 draws to a close with the penultimate bullion coin issues for the 2019 programme With eight issues per year, Scottsdale Mints Caribbean themed EC8 bullion coin programme has added plenty of variety to their selection of annual releases. Launched last year, 2019 is the second run through the eight island nations that comprise the Eastern Caribbean financial group which these unique designs are issued for. These [...]

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