News Nuggets

July, 2019

Silver version of the second and last Australian Map of the World domed coin finally joins the gold

By |2019-07-10T12:29:24+01:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Australia, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Silver version of the second and last Australian Map of the World domed coin finally joins the gold We've already covered the gold version of this coin, so we won't retread the subject, but suffice to say, this is an interesting domed 1oz coin that just got a whole lot more affordable. It depicts the New and Accurate Map of the World, produced in 1624 by John Speed [...]

Czech Mint’s celebration of Leonardo’s engineering talents continues with the machine gun

By |2019-07-03T23:03:56+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, People, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint's celebration of Leonardo's engineering talents continues with the machine gun The Asamat Baltaev penned series of proof silver coins celebrating the engineering genius of Leonardo da Vinci now sees the third of the four coins making its debut. You can read more about the series in our original article, but we only had a pencil drawing of this coin back then. Fortunately, that has now changed [...]

Biblical series hits the half way mark of its six-coin 2019 schedule with ‘The First Born Slain’

By |2019-06-30T13:26:58+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island, Scottsdale Mint|

Biblical series hits the half way mark of its six-coin 2019 schedule with 'The First Born Slain' Three coins in on the six coin 2019 release schedule, and just three more issues shy of the half way mark in their epic ten-year programme, Scottsdale have added the 27th of their Biblical Series of 2oz silver coins to the range. The coins take their design from a series of woodcut illustrations [...]

June, 2019

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin

By |2019-06-21T19:08:02+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Event, News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin As you can see from our toggle list lower down, the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing has certainly created strong interest in numismatic circles. Some fine designs have appeared, from the small independent producers, and also from  national mints, not least of which, obviously, the US Mint. Even so, we were quite [...]

Updated Images: Mint of Poland’s Leonardo da Vinci, and Athena & Minerva coins revisited

By |2019-06-19T20:18:22+01:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Mint of Poland|

Updated Images: Mint of Poland's Leonardo da Vinci, and Athena & Minerva coins revisited We've obtained some better images of a couple of the Mint of Poland's latest issues and as promised, here they are. Leonardo da Vinci was covered in an article back in April, and Minerva & Athena earlier this month. We'll continue to do quick updates like this as new images become available. It's always better to [...]

Scottsdale Mint’s gold and silver Cayman Islands Marlin bullion coin is back unchanged for 2019

By |2019-06-13T13:02:01+01:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cayman Islands, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint's gold and silver Cayman Islands Marlin bullion coin is back unchanged for 2019 For the third successive year, Arizona-based Scottsdale Mint is releasing its Marlin bullion coin. The 2017 debut comprised of just a one-ounce silver coin, but subsequently, a one-ounce gold variant has been offered alongside. No changes to the design outside of the inscribed date. The leaping fish and wavy-lined border return. [...]

Swiss Mint puts the Alpine countries renowned Crocodile locomotive on its annual gold coin

By |2019-06-12T10:19:50+01:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Gold, Science, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint puts the Alpine countries renowned Crocodile locomotive on its annual gold coin The Swiss Mint isn't a hugely prolific one, but they do bring a certain quirky charm with their style and choice of subject. They generally only issue a single gold coin every year, and the last three years has seen a railway tunnel, a mountain rescue dog, and William Tell doing the honours. [...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series

By |2019-06-10T16:42:26+01:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series Star Wars poster coins have been a good seller for the NZ Mint, with early coins seemingly attracting some appreciation on the after market, but The Last Jedi here represents the penultimate movie to get an issue. Only the last in the multi decade spanning series, called Episode IX: The [...]

A much needed guide to the various Mint of Poland high relief ancient-themed coin series is now live

By |2019-06-07T18:50:16+01:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

A much needed guide to the various Mint of Poland high relief ancient-themed coin series is now live Just a quick update to let you know we've compiled a much needed summary of all the various Mint of Poland ancient-themed coin series that have been generating so much interest over the last few years. It shows all the various series and the coins that have been released to date in [...]

May, 2019

Pobjoys Pegasus silver bullion coin gets a limited edition D-Day proof privy mark edition

By |2019-05-31T18:04:50+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, History, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoys Pegasus silver bullion coin gets a limited edition D-Day proof privy mark edition In a neat twist, Pobjoy are issuing a limited number of Pegasus bullion coins with a paratrooper privy mark and a proof finish, and they will be struck on the 75th anniversary of D-Day - 6th June. Operation Deadstick was an airborne assault designed to capture two bridges in Normandy. The operation [...]

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